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Off-leash complainers must be pretty important

Editor:

Being a dog owner who frequently walks the west dyke, I was curious to read the city’s report to council on off-leash enforcement after reading about it on the front page of The Review.

My conclusion?  I think you missed the main story.

Isn’t the most noteworthy thing about this report the fact that in a city of 200,000, two dozen people (at most) now have the resources of the RCMP, city bylaw officers and the parks department to address their complaints against off-leash dog owners?

The report is rather vague about how all this education and enforcement is to be paid for.  Something about “surplus funding due to vacancies and potential off setting revenues” (whatever that means).

I can only guess the people that made those complaints must be pretty important.

Lori Yonin

Richmond

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