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.
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.
The mayor’s veto will stand. Council needed 9 votes to override. The vote was 8-5. The pit bull ban in #Denver will stay in place.
— Denver City Council (@DenCityCouncil) February 25, 2020