City Council Mandates Puppies Every 15 Feet at Public Park
A new city ordinance, passed via a 5-4 vote at last night’s city council meeting, mandates that all public parks will have puppies every 15 feet. ”We really feel that this is going to makes our outdoor spaces more vibrant and enjoyable for visitors,” said city comptroller Louis Becker, who introduced the measure.
Not everyone is convinced, though. City councilwoman Alexandra Schiff voted against the puppy ordinance. ”I really don’t think this is a wise use of our city’s cash reserves,” said Schiff. ”I like puppies as much as the next person, but we have fire hydrants that need servicing, roads that need repair, a centennial celebration to plan… but we’re spending our money on dogs? I just don’t get it.”
Proponents of the measure point out that Schiff might be sore that her “Cats on Main Street” measure, which sought to install hanging baskets containing kittens all along main street, failed at a council meeting last month.