Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to the Newport Beach City Council. It has been added to the Indy mailbag so that opinions from both sides of the issue are represented in the forum.
I currently live at W. Oceanfront and have lived here since 1998. I currently am a dog owner and have been for most of the 40+ years that I have lived in Orange County. I also like to believe that I am a responsible dog owner. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for many of the dog owners who frequent the area along the Santa Ana river.
I continually see dogs “off leash” along the river as well as along Seashore. In addition, I continually see dog feces along Seashore as well as W. Oceanfront near the front of my house. Many of the people who use the “dog beach” have little regard for the etiquette needed regarding their dogs. Additionally, I have had “off leash” dogs attack my dog while I was walking him “on leash” along the beach near the river jetty.
For the above reasons, I strongly support the proposed MOU.
William Blair Armstrong