The city of Rolling Hills Estates may once again send a letter to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe in support of an off-leash dog park at the site of the former Palos Verdes Landfill.
A letter from the city of Rancho Palos Verdes to RHE Mayor Susan Seamans prompted the council on Tuesday night to briefly discuss sending a second letter to the county. The city—along with Palos Verdes Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes—first sent a letter expressing its support for a dog park in 2010.
Rancho Palos Verdes has renewed its advocacy for a dog park at the landfill after the city ended a dog beach pilot program at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach in April. Until the start of the pilot program, the beach had been an unofficial off-leash dog beach.
To put an off-leash dog park at the landfill site, Los Angeles County would have to amend its own laws and conduct an environmental analysis on the site, according to a Rancho Palos Verdes city report. The earliest the county would consider a dog park at the site is August 2013, as the county wants to wait a year to gauge the success of its own pilot program in La Crescenta.
The La Crescenta dog park was scheduled to open this August.
Though located in Rolling Hills Estates, the Palos Verdes Landfill site is owned by Los Angeles County.