qpodad June 5, 2019 @ 3:54 p.m.

IMO the fines exist because the City has learned that many (not a majority - but enough) dog owners abuse public parks by:

  • Not picking up pet waste (no. 1 problem and a health hazard)
  • Having no leash
  • Not controlling their aggressive dog even when leashed (which can make dogs even MORE aggressive). Dog bites are painful, easily infected, and the cause of many lawsuits (that often name the City for failing to prevent bites by way of, you guessed it, lax enforcement of dog leash and access laws)
  • not controlling their dog's barking, yelping, and whining.

I have 2 dogs. I do not feel that my dogs have more rights than children and adults. I don't take them to crowded parks where they are not comfortable on-leash, nor would i want to.. I do not expect people to tolerate dogs barking, or invading of other's spaces. Not everyone likes dogs , and many fear them. Off leash parks in or very close to PB:

Fiesta Island (with water) Capehart Park OB Dog Beach (with water) Dusty Roades

The fines are not a "gotcha" they are the consequence for breaking rules meant to ensure safety and public health. Follow the rules and stop playing the "woe is me" victim card. It's pretty lame. If you don't like the law advocate for a change or for more off leash parks.


Don Bauder April 5, 2016 @ 1:17 p.m.

qpodad: You wouldn't want to have been there at yesterday's opening day! Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder April 7, 2016 @ 3:24 p.m.

qpodad: Blame it on your youth. As you got older, you realized that mistreatment of animals is wrong. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder April 12, 2016 @ 8:12 a.m.

AlexClarke: Unfortunately, you have fingered a major problem. And it is not just so-called "free trade" that has done in the American worker. Corporate greed is also a villain. American corporations have no conscience. They will do anything to run profits and their stocks up, thus justifying top level compensation that is already ridiculously high.

You might argue that corporations have never had a conscience, but I can remember days when companies figured that they had several constituencies: employees, communities, vendors, stockholders, the environment. Now stockholders -- particularly the large institutional and the insider ones -- are the only constituency. That is one reason we have so much fraud and we have phony earnings that are produced through financial engineering.

By destroying the middle class, American corporations have destroyed their own markets. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder April 12, 2016 @ 6:13 p.m.

qpodad: It is interesting to see old pictures of Vegas. There are prostitutes sitting there, servicing the Hoover Dam workers. The town was tiny. Then Bugsy Siegel built a fancy casino in Vegas, at that time just a stop in a desert. The casino did poorly and Bugsy got bumped off by his fellow gangsters who had invested in the casino. But that got the ball rolling. Vegas is propelled by gambling and lightweight entertainment. Prostitution is still a huge industry, but the quality and the prices have risen, I understand. Best, Don Bauder


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