By way of this petition we would like to advocate for off leash hours from sunrise to 10:00 a.m. and after 4 p.m. at Live Oak Beach (from 20th Avenue to Moran Lake Beach) in Santa Cruz, California.
Dog owners that frequent Live Oak Beach have for many years considered this area a great option for exercising their unleashed dogs. We would like to continue this practice that has existed for so many years, despite the leash law.
Daily vigorous exercise that includes unfettered play with other socialized dogs and games of fetch and frisbee are essential in maintaining the health of our dogs. We recognize the needs of others who would prefer to use the beach without dog interaction and feel that these off-leash hours would be a fair compromise.
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APRIL 2014 UPDATE:
As part of the long process of working with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, Animal Control Services, Supervisor John Leopold's staff, the Santa Cruz County Parks and Recreation Commission and staff, and the local office of the Coastal Commission the proposal was amended to sunrise to sunset off leash access to 20th Ave beach aka 21st Avenue County Park only. This new proposal is currently under review by Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department with their recommendation due Oct. 2014 to be forwarded on to the SCC Board of Supervisors for resolution.
- LOOLA (Live Oak Off Leash Advocates)