Make a contribution. Last week, in a less than gracious email to a constituent, Mayor William Hallenbeck declared: "I will not burden the Taxpayers of this City with the cost of upkeep and creation of a Dog Park in a City where there is approx. 2.7 sq. miles to walk dogs. There is a minority here in the City who feels the City should accommodate dogs in a 'Park' for some reason but I refuse to have taxpayers pay for it." The mayor's statement suggests that he may think the people who want to ban dogs from just about everywhere are taxpayers but dog owners are not. Whatever, dog park proponent Tiffany Martin Hamilton seems to have accepted the mayor's challenge, even though the now well publicized email was not addressed to her, and launched a gofundme campaign to raise $10,000 "to cover the costs of building out a dog park, including fencing, a shaded area (detail TBD based on final park location), bag dispensers, waste receptacles, and water bowls." The campaign started yesterday and has so far raised $435 from eleven donors. Click here to make an investment in your dog's well being and happiness.
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