Dog park concept OK’d; ‘good landlord’ ordinance moves ahead |

Dog park concept OK’d; ‘good landlord’ ordinance moves ahead

Grass Valley’s City Council members unanimously approved both the concept of a dog park in Condon Park and the “good landlord” ordinance this week.

An acre-and-a-half dog park, proposed by nonprofit group Dogs Run Free, would be located in 78-acre Condon Park, giving dog owners a place to let their pets off leash.

“The council approved the concept but obviously there is still a lot of work to be done on the final location and what it looks like,” said City Administrator Dan Holler.

Dogs Run Free has proposed funding the creation and maintenance of the park, making the city’s only obligation the piece of land in the park.

“They’ve been working on this for a few years and have pretty strong community support so I’m pretty confident they’ll come up with a workable plan,” Holler said.

The “good landlord” ordinance, which holds landlords partially responsible for problem tenants who cause frequent police calls, was first passed by City Council last month.

A resident requested it be pulled for discussion from the consent calendar, where items are normally passed without discussion, Tuesday night.

“Some people still have some concerns. They don’t know how it’s going to work, and it’s hard to say what’s good or what’s bad until we start working on it,” Holler said. “If it goes great, that’s good, but if there is something bad, we’ll change it.”

At minimum, the ordinance will come back to the council for review in about a year, he added.

The council members voted in favor of the ordinance for the second time after the discussion.

To contact Staff Writer Greyson Howard, e-mail or call (530) 477-4237.

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