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Springfield Voters to Decide Pit Bull Ban

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The recently-passed pit bull ban in Springfield will go before voters next August. 

Springfield City Council voted Monday not to repeal the ban put in place in October but, instead, voted to let the public decide.

Council member Kristi Fulnecky made a motion to move the election up to April, but that motion failed.

The ban is on hold for now.

Fulnecky was the only dissenting vote on the ordinance placing the issue on the ballot.  She says it was a slap in the face to constituents to not repeal the ban.

A citizen-initiated petition, signed by more than 7800 Springfield voters, forced council to either repeal the pit bull ban or send it to a public vote.