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Denver Pit Bull Ban Stands as City Council Falls Just Short of Veto Override

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Denver’s highly publicized pit bull ban will stay in effect as city council fell just one vote short of overriding the mayor’s veto.

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On Valentine’s Day, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock had no love for pit bulls. Although a bill to reverse a 30-year ban on the breed was passed by city council members by a vote of 7-to-4, Hancock vetoed the bill, leaving the pit bull ban in effect.

On Monday, February 24, city council once again met to vote on the matter, this time requiring a 9-vote majority to overturn the mayor’s veto and keep the highly publicized bill moving forward.

Sadly, only 8 council members supported the bill.

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