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Poll results: Brookline's proposed off-leash dog fee

Posted by Rob Anderson  December 3, 2010 12:18 PM

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Earlier this week, I laid out the arguments for and against Brookline's proposed off-leash dog fee and asked Globe readers to weigh in. Around 66 percent of the 319 people who voted said they disagreed with the proposal.

The Globe's editorial board took a different view:

Ideally, Brookline could pay for the position through its general fund. But money is tight. Organized groups like sports leagues already pay for permits to use the grounds. While dog owners may see themselves as individual park users, the city can’t afford to.

Leveling a fee on dog owners that amounts to less than $1 a week is a better choice than simply ignoring one of the town’s longstanding bones of contention.

If you don't have an opinion on the matter or just don't care, at least enjoy the video above of cute dogs barking.

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