At last night's RPV City Council meeting, the council voted to move forward with the proposed park design at Lower Hesse Park with the option that did not include the dog park. Due to very strong and vocal opposition to a dog park by local residents, both at the meeting as well as previous public input meetings over the summer, the council decided that this was not an appropriate location for a dog park.
The one bit of good news is that in their approved motion, the council instructed staff to survey other areas within the City which could accommodate a dog park. All of the councilmen recognized the strong need in our community for a dog park. They also stated that they would follow-up with Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe to strongly encourage him to support the effrort to construct a dog park at the former Palos Verdes Landfill site in Rolling Hills Estates. The city councils of all three cities on the Peninsula have sent strongly worded letters of support for a dog park at this location, and we remain hopeful that this may become a reality. Mr. Knabe, however, has stated that the County can not begin evaluation of a proposed dog park until mid 2012. For an update on the status of this effort, see Palos Verdes Dog Park Update Article in South Bay Daily Breeze
I really want to thank the dog park supporters who attended the meeting and spoke to express their support. You all did a great job !!! My husband Bruce and I will continue our efforts to realize our dream of a wonderful dog park on the Peninsula.
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