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Archive for September, 2006

NYC Decides to Amend ‘Leash Law’

Posted by nycoffleash on September 1, 2006

In┬áthe State Supreme Courthouse on August 29th, the Corporate Counsel for the City (the Parks Department’s attorney in Juniper Park Civic Association v. NYC Parks Dept), announced that the City would immediately begin a 90-day process to amend the “Leash Law.” The Leash Law really isn’t a law at all, but a “rule and regulation” promulgated by the Health Department.

The City has decided that the Leash Law rule isn’t in synch with the Parks Department policy of 9pm-9am Offleash Courtesy Hours, so it plans to specificially allow Offleash Hours in the Health Department code.

If successful, this would make any State Supreme Court decision moot (either for or against offleash).

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