MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade commissioner wants to end the county’s ban on pit bulls.READ MORE: The Moon Guides You To Viewing Three Planets This Week
Tuesday, the county commission will meet to decide the fate of the nearly 30-year-old ban.
The county originally enacted it in response to a pit bull biting off part of the face of an 8-year-old girl in West KendallREAD MORE: Miami Weather: Wet Monday, Warm Up This Week
Critics argue the ban mistakenly blamed a dog’s breed instead of its owner for hostile behavior.
The commission can repeal the existing law.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Schools Police, Broward Sheriff's Office Investigating School Threats, Student Arrested
A referendum campaign to repeal the law a few years ago failed badly, with 63 percent voting against it.