Update 2:42 p.m. The motion passes 10-1, with Supervisor Sean Elsbrnd — who just lost the canine vote — the lone holdout.

It should be noted, as is sometimes the case when writing about San Francisco board actions, that the supervisors have no jurisdiction over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is run by the U.S. National Park Service.

Earlier post
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is discussing a resolution to oppose the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s proposal to restrict off-leash areas for dogs. Dog owners vehemently oppose the plan, and supervisor Scott Wiener, who has taken the lead on the issue, says he is worried that the policy would adversely impact city parks.


You can read the resolution here.

SF Board of Supervisors Vote to Oppose GGNRA Dog Policy 26 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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