Daines on dogs in city parks

Last week, Logan Mayor Holly Daines presented the State of the City address to the Logan City Council. One goal for 2019 that she mentioned was exploring the idea of making some parks dog-friendly or allowing unleashed dogs in some parks at certain times of the day.

“That’s going to be an interesting issue. That’s one thing I just heard a lot about during the campaign, and it’s a real challenge because there are strong feelings on both sides of the issue. We have folks that are terrified of dogs or maybe have had a bad experience with dogs. But then we also have a number of people who say ‘I pay my taxes. I’d like to be able to have my dog in the park and enjoy the park as well’,” said Daines.

On KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor hour last week, Daines said they’ve done quite a bit of research over the last year and looked at what some other cities are doing in this regard. The Logan Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to a Public Input Meeting on this, taking place Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall council chambers at 290 North 100 West.

If you cannot attend the meeting but would like your voice heard, written comments can be emailed by next Monday, January 28th to Mayor Holly Daines at holly.daines@loganutah.org or Russ Akina, director of Parks and Recreation at russ.akina@loganutah.org.

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