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Dog Walking Pilot Could Be Approved Tonight

Cleveland Heights City Council expected to vote on legislation to allow dog-walking in Cain Park beginning in April

Cleveland Heights City Council is expected to vote on legislation that would allow dogs in Cain Park under certain restrictions.

 modeled after a program in Lakewood that culminated in the abolishment of dog prohibitions in the city's parks, needs a majority vote from council to pass.

The pilot program would allow leashed dogs in the park for six months.

The group is seeking volunteers to refill dog waste bags at the parks during the trial, which would take place from April 15 to October 15.

The proposal follows a survey last year about whether dogs should be allowed in Cain Park.

Click the PDF to see all of tonight's council agenda. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public.

Garry Kanter February 19, 2013 at 06:33 AM
Great job by the citizens for getting this item this far. Shame on council for making such a mountain out of a molehill. They pass all kinds of stuff every session as "Emergency" legislation, seemingly without regard to costs or community benefits. (Like the $50,000 loan and $27,000 in grants to the building owner on Cedar-Lee where "Joey's" restaurant will be opening.) Here, they soooo graciously allow a 6 month pilot, and offer no $ or manpower. They all gotta go in November.
Richard Hollis February 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM
There will be so many rules and constraints that I seriously doubt that anyone will do much dog walking in Cain Park. It will only take one or two complaints and the program will be curtailed (pretty good pun but not intended).
Peter Bruce Photo February 19, 2013 at 02:23 PM
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let it pass. dogs need love and a place to run. I lived near the Golden Gate park for 10 plus years and dogs were allowed and there was no trouble PB and DUDE ....woof
Peter Bruce Photo February 19, 2013 at 02:24 PM
have hope brother,Mr curly tail

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