Mayor Ed Lee has jumped into the fight over proposed Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s restrictions on off-leash dogs at Ocean beach and other federal lands overseen by the federal agency.
Lee’s involvement comes as the Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote on a resolution, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, opposing the plan, which would have turned up political pressure on the federal agency.
Lee requested the board postpone its Tuesday vote on the resolution for two weeks so he could discuss the matter with GGNRA, Wiener said.
“[Lee] would very much like the opportunity to engage directly with GGNRA on this issue to see if there is any way to make that a productive process,” Wiener said. “Having the mayor engage …can be a very powerful thing.”
Wiener said he wants the GGNRA to go back to the drawing board. “I have very serious concerns about this plan in terms of the impact it will have on dogs and their owners in San Francisco as well as the impact on it will have on our city parks. For that reason I cannot support what GGNRA is doing and they need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a different plan.”
The board is now scheduled to vote on the resolution on April 26.