Saturday, November 8, 2008

notes from last week

no trail posts til monday unless tracy chimes in.

quick update on the process. fcac will hold their december meeting at 5:30 p.m. again so that interested citizens can attend. location to be determined. i will send an email when we know.

glad to see the responsiveness on the part of the city.

from what i've been able to tell, most comments (both emailed prior to, and made the evening of the hearing) so far are in favor of taking a year to continue with education and enforcement.

it would be helpful to know what complaints outside of the formal process have been taken by r2r staff by user group, day of the week, time of day, etc. i suspect that there are people who are in favor of stricter leash laws who are using that avenue to comment rather than going through the same process that the rest of us are going through. it would be helpful to understand where the issues are in order to address them.

wednesday evening, there were at least 2 people who testified for much stricter rules- one working group member who was in favor of the original proposal and the woman who runs children's education at the Learning Center, who says they have regular problems with unruly off leash dogs scaring children. wonder if they are out at the same time on the same days if some enforcement might not help that problem.

david gordon of ridge to rivers stood by their proposal.

the need for lower, flat off leash trails for people with limited mobility was brought up.

lots more, i'm sure- since i wasn't present i am relaying what was reported to me.

i have a request in to the mayor's office to help us understand how the process works after the fcac decides what policy to recommend.

plan to attend the meeting wednesday, december 3 at 5:30 pm.

thanks for all you do!

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