Buffalo's City Council, at their Tuesday meeting, passed on second reading Ordinance No. 1372, which gives them authority to ban dogs from certain areas of the city.
Mayor Randy Dyess, after joking that he has received some “love letters” from residents concerned over the city banning dogs in all public lands, explained that the Ordinance does nothing but give the council authority to do so, but does not designate exactly where dogs might be banned.
Dyess said an example would be inside the fences at the ball fields.
The specific areas where dogs will be prohibited will have to be added to the Ordinance at a later time by Resolution also authorized by the council.
Dyess asked City Attorney Ben Kirven to explain the Ordinance more clearly.
The council will need to pass the Ordinance on a third reading before it will take effect.