From the city's newsletter (pictured left, click to enlarge):
"The former ban on owning pit bulls has been revised, and the breed is now allowed within the City limits. The new code prohibits owning animals whose behavior has been deemed dangerous -- reegardless of the specific breed."
Riverside continues its route to becoming a very pet-friendly community. The repeal of their long-time ban follows a city-wide commitment to TNR for community cats.
The repeal is joining the ever-growing list of communities in the Kansas City area that are repealing their long-time breed bans (most here have been on the books since the late 80s), including Osawatomie, KS; Topeka, KS; Greenwood, MO; Edwardsville, KS; and Osceola, MO.
I confess that I don't know any more on this other than what is in the newsletter but it certainly sounds great. Congrats to the folks in Riverside, who are really working to become a pet friendly community and to improve the safety of their residents by focusing on problem dogs based on behavior, regardless of breed, instead of targeting only specific breeds.