The proposal, sponsored by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, would blend community members with city staff members to create an Off- Leash Dog Area (Dog Parks) Advisory Committee.
According to a memorandum, the group would provide input to the Parks and Recreation Commission on issues affecting existing and future dog parks in the city, such as funding, facility regulations, design standards and other issues.
The committee would also potentially look for ways to use parts of existing parks for owners to let their dogs run off leash.
Long Beach has six dog parks, although one, Rosie's Dog Park in Belmont Shore, is not a fenced, dedicated canine space.
Mary Matthiensen, a community advocate involved with an effort to build a dog park near El Dorado Park, criticized the proposal as another layer of bureaucracy.
She argued that the Parks and Recreation Committee already oversees dog park- related issues.
The Parks and Recreation Committee voted last November to approve a dog park south of Spring Street near El Dorado Park at a city maintenance yard.
It was one of four sites considered. The others were opposed over concerns that included stormwater runoff affecting a nearby community garden, encroachment into the El Dorado Nature Center habitat and impacts to infrastructure.
The project, a private-public partnership, has struggled to raise funds necessary for construction.
On her website, Schipske supported the Spring Street location, but opposed using land that would impact an expansion of the Nature Center.
The City Council will hear Schipske's proposal at its 5 p.m. meeting on Tuesday at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
A live broadcast can be viewed on Charter Communications Channel 3, Verizon FiOS Channel 21 and at www.longbeach.gov.
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