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Fate of Dog Beach Pilot Program on the Table Tonight in Rancho Palos Verdes

The city council will revisit an idea for a dog beach pilot program during tonight's meeting.

What Rancho Palos Verdes officials see as a “pent up demand” for a dog beach in the area could lead to the end of a pilot program for the off-leash spot that might just be too popular for its own good.

City Council members tonight are set to take another look at a dog beach pilot program at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach scheduled to begin in the fall.

According to a staff report, "the addition of an off-leash dog beach at RPV Beach, even on a trial basis, appears to be beyond what is appropriate and sustainable for the site, especially given the apparent pent up demand for this type of facility in the greater Los Angeles area."

Council members in February toward the program and now could modify or rescind their previous plans.

City staff recommended "the city council revisit its prior decision and rescind the one-year off-leash dog beach pilot program at RPV Beach."

The beach has long been used as an unofficial off-leash dog beach, despite city ordinances that prohibit dogs on beaches and golf courses within the city.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at , 29301 Hawthorne Blvd.

to let us know if you're in favor of turning Rancho Palos Verdes Beach into an off-leash dog beach.

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