October 27--276 Respond to Poll On Dog ParkAs of today, October 27 -- 276 people have responded to the poll on my blog which asks:
If private funds can be raised to build and maintain a dog park on a parcel of land adjacent to the Long Beach Animal Care Center, would you support it?
66% -- YES
31% -- NO
4% -- Unsure
For the record: I am opposed to using land that has been designated for the expansion of the Nature Center. My proposal -- was to use the front maintenance yard off Spring which is immediately adjacent to the Animal Services Center.
Tomorrow I will be walking with members of my Taskforce on Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands to look at the parcels being recommended by Parks and Rec staff to the Parks and Rec Commission. All three of these parcel come with both positives and negatives -- but in all three scenarios we have been trying to find land that does not take away from park area currently being used by anyone.
I am also working on trying to find a corporate sponsor who would pay for the dog park -- fencing, benches, water, maintenance (at least for 3 years) so that the City of Long Beach does not take on any financial burden for a dog park.
As always, please feel free to contact me on this or any other issue of concern.