Supervisor Wants San Francisco To Stand Against Limiting Dog Access

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco Supervisor wants the City to take a stand against a plan drafted by the Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA) to limit dog access at many popular federal parks.

Supervisor Scott Wiener is taking on the GGNRA’s proposal to limit canine access at places like Fort Funston and Crissy Field, but opposition has surfaced with the Board of Supervisors on whether they should leash or ban dogs.

Last month the GGNRA released a massive 2,400-page document that states new leash laws would be enacted for many areas of the federal park, with dogs banned entirely on parts of Crissy Field and other areas that are now popular off-leash areas.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Wiener said it’s a bad idea that would have a trickle down effect on San Francisco city parks.

“We could see a significant increase in the number of off-leash dogs in city parks that will affect other dog owners, non-dog owners. It’ll put stress on our city park system which is already under financial stress, said Wiener.

He’s calling for a hearing and wants participation from the GGNRA, San Francisco Rec and Park Department and Animal Care and Control.

The GGNRA is now soliciting comment on its draft plan and Wiener wants the city firmly on record against it.

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