Rancho Palos Verdes City Council members at their meeting Tuesday night approved a motion for city staff to prepare documentation for a trial period turning Rancho Palos Verdes Beach into an off-leash dog beach, a move that would officially OK the longtime use of the beach by dog lovers.
The City Counciol instructed staff to explore the possibility of creating a licensing/permit program for the use of the beach which could raise funds to maintain the beach and enforce use regulations.The Council sent the matter to the city's Planning Commission so members could look at other mitigating measures, including restricting off-leash hours, restricting sections of the beach for off-leash use, requiring special permits for off-leash use, among others.
Although dogs are currently prohibited on Rancho Palos Verdes beaches, Gina Padilla, left, and her daughter Andrea Herron are hardly unique when they exercise Indy and Jack on the somewhat isolated beach area below Trump National Golf Course. (Robert Casillas, Staff Photographer)
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This issue as to a dog beach is separate from our efforts to have a dog park built somewhere on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The City Council is still evaluating potential locations for a regular dog park.
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