6.10.030 Leashing of dogs required
No owner or keeper of a dog shall allow or permit such dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to be or run at large in or upon any public place or premises, or in or upon any private place or premises other than those of the owner or keeper except with the consent of the person in charge of said private place or premises, unless such dog is securely restrained by a substantial leash of reasonable length. The dog or dogs shall be under the control of a responsible person at all times.
This is a city ordinance that is enforced by the Marin Humane Society. Dogs need time off leash to run and socialize. A long walk is not enough. There have been many complaints lately about dogs barking. The only way to curb the barking is to have the dogs get enough exercise. This ordinance makes it impossible to do so without the fear of citation or having the dogs seized. The Civic Center dog park is too far, not safe, and not clean.
Let us come together as a neighborhood and fight for the right to have a few hours of off leash time at Victor Jones Park. Hours from 7-9am, 12-1pm and 4-7pm. This park has few visitors other than the dogs and their owners. If there is a team playing or scheduled event, dogs would not be off leash at said times.
Please sign this petition and have your voice heard.