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Repeal the Prohibition

208 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Since it was first developed a decade ago--long before it had a name--Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, on the waterfront in Hudson, NY, has been off limits to dogs. As the park has expanded and evolved, many people have gotten into the habit of walking with their dogs in the park, on leashes as required by Hudson law. This being the case, it occurred to the Legal Committee of the Common Council that this quiet enjoyment of the park by residents and their dogs should not be illegal.


There is now an amendment to the city code before the Common Council that would repeal the prohibition on dogs in riverfront park, but the amendment is meeting with opposition. Several aldermen attest to getting many calls from constituents expressing the opinion that making it legal to have a dog in the park will turn the park into a de facto dog park, where dogs will run free and uncontrolled, posing a danger to children and other park visitors.

This petition is an opportunity for people who do NOT see repealing the prohibition as opening the door to canine tyranny and chaos on the riverfront to communicate their thoughts to the Common Council before the proposed repeal comes to a vote on Tuesday, March 18. When you sign it, if you are a Hudson resident, please indicate the ward in which you reside.

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  • Lydia Ross
    Lydia Ross United States, Hudson
    Mar 19, 2014
    Mar 19, 2014
    It's a silly law.
  • Cynthia Lambert
    Cynthia Lambert United States, Hudson
    Mar 19, 2014
    Mar 19, 2014
    Dogs are great!
  • Seth Travins
    Seth Travins United States, Hudson
    Mar 19, 2014
    Mar 19, 2014
    I could understand a ban during the summer when park attendance is high, or when a particular event is going on, but in the winter a ban seems silly.
  • Roseann Cane
    Roseann Cane United States, Reading
    Mar 18, 2014
    Mar 18, 2014
    Why not welcome responsible dog owners and their canine companions enjoy each other's company?
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