Cornwall ON – There’s a trend in politics of passing the buck, especially in some potentially dynamic issues. Don’t want to ask for a raise? Form a committee to come up with a solution. Don’t want to tackle a tough issue? Form a committee.
Well people in Cornwall love their dogs. There are an awful lot of dogs in the area too, and there’s no shortage of parks or land in Cornwall.
However dogs are not allowed off leash or in parks. Sure there are liability issues, but you’d think that as progressive a city management and council as we have there’d be a remedy to this?
A group was formed with the sole mandate of creating a dog park in Cornwall. For some reason it was quite secretive and some have suggested cliquish. Many sites were mentioned, some fundraising done, meetings with our MP, a presentation to council, etc, but we still don’t have a dog park.
Now in a recession and with a council focusing on keeping taxes down you don’t want to write cheques willy nilly, but surely there are some options that Cornwall could initiate and “Git er done”.
How about designating at least one park in Cornwall “Leash Friendly”? Why should it be taking this long for such a simple project? Hopefully during the upcoming municipal elections some of the candidates for council will come up with some solutions for the thousands of residents here in Cornwall that want a place to take their dogs; maybe even one near the 401 which could potentially attract the thousands of people that drive by our city without stopping and visiting?
What do you think Cornwall? You can post your comments below.