"In fact some cities have tried it and it doesn't work but since my colleagues are intent on passing something, I just thought that it would be wise to moderate it a little bit so that the average homeowner would be bankrupted by a dog ordinance," said Roger Marietta, Albany Commissioner.
The ordinance, as it stands, would require pit bull owners to have a six foot fence around their home, a hooded pen, and $100,000 in liability insurance.
Commissioner Tommie Postell said the ordinance may be strict but it's designed for the city as a whole and not just a select few.
A second reading will be held in about a month and commissioners will once again vote for the ordinance, according to Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis.
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