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Advertisements may soon be found at trailheads and park entrances in Encinitas. On Wednesday, the city council will consider an agreement that would allow companies to post advertisements at trails and parks in exchange for free pet-waste bags.

In the agreement, drafted by director of Park and Rec Jim O'Grady, there will be 37 types of businesses allowed to purchase space on 21 sponsor signs throughout the city. The types of businesses allowed to participate run the gamut from dog groomers to mortuaries to jewelry stores.

The program, reads the draft agreement, will save the city $16,000 every year; the cost of purchasing the 430,000 doggie bags needed to stock the city's pet stations. Upon receiving the bags, the city will be responsible for placing the bags at the sites.

After staff time and the cost to manufacture and place the signs at the locations, O'Grady estimates the program will bring in upwards of $200 to $800 per year in additional revenues.

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I imagine the city insists on bio-degradeable bags that will be composted along with all the other bio-mass that a city generates. Oh wait that would be a move toward a sustainable dog crap gathering system. Will Encinitas take this to an all new level? I doubt it. It's all about the money.

July 17, 2011

just ( sorry for the phrase) a drop in the bucket compared to all the wild beasties that poop all over the planet.

July 18, 2011

yes but it is the dog crap that we are in danger scraping off our shoes.

July 18, 2011

you'r right, shows do seem to attract dog crap

July 20, 2011

The program, reads the draft agreement, will save the city $16,000 every year; the cost of purchasing the 430,000 doggie bags needed to stock the city's pet stations.

If a city of 16K, of which only 3K have a dog, needs 430K doggie bags then they have some problems.......

July 18, 2011

maybe most of the bags are used to hold political promises

July 19, 2011

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