It looks like Nancy Pelosi isn't the only SF-based politico who feels the need to weigh in on new proposed rules for managing dog access to parks within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The rules, which are presently open for public comment, are designed to restrict dog access to certain park areas with the goal of protecting habitat and making the park-going experience more pleasant for non-dog owners. Not so fast, say at least five San Francisco Supes, who today announced their opposition to the proposed rules on the steps of City Hall.
So reports The Examiner, which correctly notes that the Supervisors have absolutely zero say over the proposed rules because the National Park Service, not the Board, manages the GGNRA. Scott Wiener, David Campos, Katy Tang, Norman Yee, and London Breed all came out against the rules.
“When is the federal government going to listen to our local community ... in terms of how we do recreation in the Bay Area?” Hoodline reports Wiener as asking while flanked by furry friends. “The federal government is ignoring us.”
At least one person, Hoodline notes, wasn't having it — and told the Supervisor as much.
"What about supporting the black community?" a protester reportedly yelled. "No one's shooting dogs!"
If you feel strongly about the rules, the National Park Service website will inform you how to leave a comment.