There’s nothing not to love about dogs, except…
The City of West Hollywood and some local residents are launching new initiatives to deal with that poop problem, which some say is on the increase.
At the City Council’s meeting on Sept. 8, Councilmember Abbe Land asked city staffers to come back to the Council with ideas about how to deal with the problem of dog owners not picking up dog waste in public areas. The West Hollywood West Residents Association is reaching out to its members with a campaign called “Pick It Up.”
“We all do a pretty good job of picking up our doggie poop around here,” the association said in an email message to its members. “But we’ve noticed and heard some complaints about a rash of the messy droppings not being picked up as required.
“Please help keep West Hollywood West clean. Pick It Up, Tie It Up and dispose of it in your trash bin.”
There are city and county ordinances that require pet owners to pick up animal waste. At the request of the City Council, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station has adopted a “no tolerance” policy for dog owners leaving dog waste in public places. Such waste may include germs and harmful chemicals and nutrients that can be washed into storm drains and pollute local waterways..