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The city of Portland is looking to require all dogs be leashed on all city properties as part of the emergency proclamation in Tuesday night’s meeting agenda.
District 5 Councilor Kim Cook is sponsoring the amendment, requesting that all dogs be on a leash at all times on all city properties, except the Ocean Avenue and Valley Street dog parks, through the emergency proclamation period set to end April 27.
Those in opposition to the leash law say a new problem will arise if dogs are only allowed off leash in two parks.
“There’s a lot of people inevitably. Getting in and out of the park, keeping the six feet is going to be an issue and there’s just a lot more dogs touching other dogs,” Marc Lesperance of Friends of Mayor Baxter Woods said.
The city council will be voting on the amendment Tuesday night and any changes to the amendment moving forward.
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