Managers in the Community Services Department and some members of the Parks and Recreation Commission have been candid about their desire to create more space in Palo Alto parks where dogs legally can be off leash. However, the same staff and Commissioners have tried to give the impression that they want the community's input before a decision is made about whether to create such areas and where they should be.
There are currently three dog run areas in Palo Alto, all of which are in parks south of Oregon Expressway.
Is there anybody besides me who believes the City Council should remove the proposed "fence segments and gates for future completion of a larger dog run area" from the Greer Park site plan before approving agenda item #14 to permit public input on whether to amend the Greer Park Master Plan before making a decision on creating a larger dog run area on a soccer field?
Maybe there should be more dog runs. Maybe at least one should be north of Oregon Expressway. Maybe the Council should make those decision afther appropriate public notice and hearings.
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