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You can now walk your dog in Alhambra’s parks

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Alhambra , CA United States

The Alhambra City Council unanimously approved an ordinance on Monday night allowing residents to walk their dogs on leashes in city parks.

The ordinance requires leashes to be no more than six feet long and for dog owners to clean up and dispose of dog waste. Dogs are also not allowed in certain areas, such as athletic fields or park pools.

A couple of residents voiced their opposition to this new rule. “I don’t see what you’re accomplishing by having them on a leash at a park, because people are walking them on the sidewalks, so they’re still getting walked with a leash,” said Lola Armendariz.

She added that she would prefer a dog park, because the dogs could run around freely in a fenced off area safe from other people using the park.

The City Council said that they weren’t abandoning an idea of a dog park, but that finding the right location and funding had not yet come together. “This is probably one of the good ways to compromise, at least to have the dog owners able to walk their dogs to the park setting,” said Mayor Stephen Sham.

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