Feb 05 2011

Have Your Say

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Please free leave to post a comment. It can be what you love about the Bulb, what concerns you about the Bulb, the issue of off-leash vs. on-leash, the proposed Dog Management Policy, the homeless issue….

For those who aren’t able to attend the meeting on Thursday February 10th and want to be heard please leave your comments here and we will do our best to share them. Please include your name and city address.

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Okay, enough said….


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3 Responses to “Have Your Say”

  1. Allisonon 06 Feb 2011 at 3:51 pm


    I am the mother of a almost 2 year old boy and a 5 year old dog. Since my boy has started toddling, my regular dogs hikes have become hard to do, BUT the dog beach at the Bulb works perfect.

    Our family uses the Bulb several times a week. It is one of the only places I can bring the dog along, and am able to supervise my son and dog (off leash) and we all get enjoyment.

    I find compared to places like Pt. Isabelle, the Bulb server a different need, it is smaller, quieter and beautiful. In my experience the dog owners are all good dog parents.

    Keeping dog access to the beach and Bulb well keep it well used. I believe at least during the week, most users are dog owners. I am not so sure that as many people would frequent the area during the week with limited or no dog access.

    We will try our best to make the meeting.


  2. Elaine Alperton 07 Feb 2011 at 9:01 pm

    In regards to the argument that Point Isabel is an adequate alternative for off leash dog walking, I would like to make the following points:

    My veterinarian actually advised me not to take my dog to Point Isabel since there are so many dogs there, he felt there was a high potential for dogs being exposed to unvaccinated dogs and a higher rate of disease transmission. Despite this warning, I do occasionally take my dog to Pt Isabel, but find it doesn’t meet my dog’s needs since he’s a young high energy Springer Spaniel who needs to swim and run free. The water in the Pt Isabel estuary is often brackish and the currents too strong in other places there.

    The Bulb is ideal for him. Hundreds of dog walkers make use of it , especially on weekends. I’d be very surprised if nearly as many non-dog walkers would use this area especially on weekdays.

    I am a 59 year old Berkeley resident who has lived here almost 40 years. I would sorely miss the Bulb if leashes were required.

  3. Million Treeson 12 Feb 2011 at 11:24 am

    Please alert your readers to the opportunity to take a survey about the policies and practices of the East Bay Regional Park District: http://ebparks.org/planning/mp/survey.

    This survey is extremely biased and has been carefully designed to elicit the responses that will support the Park District’s present policies as well as changes in policies that are previewed by this survey.

    Thank you.

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