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Santa Monicans Told to Quit Bitching About Dogs

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Following up on a news item we told you about on Friday, apparently the residents of Venice are in alignment with those in Mar Vista who are pissed that Santa Monica has passed a law that only allows dogs with SM tags to legally play in their new park on Bundy and Airport Drive which is right next door to Mar Vista.

In the letters section of yesterday's Times were two correspondences that we found particularly enjoyable. The first came from nearby Venice and the other came from LA.

Re "L.A. residents told to keep their paws off dog park," May 3 The residents of Mar Vista have discovered what we in Venice have known for years: Santa Monica is a bad neighbor.

Santa Monica has long addressed regional issues of traffic, parking and recreation by establishing "locals-only" zones while doing nothing to mitigate its impact on adjoining communities. [...]

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So Santa Monica wants to limit its municipal dog park to only Santa Monica dogs. No problem. As a Los Angeles resident and dog owner, city streets shall be limited to L.A. residents. No doubt limiting messy cross-town traffic is a fine way to mitigate the congestion problem that has been dogging us for some time.

If anyone is planning a Flash Mob of Dogs in Santa Monica, all we ask is when it becomes organized, you email us at thelaist @ gmail because we want to be there to take pictures of all those doggies...marching down the Third Street Promenade...

like some crazy four-legged Critical Mass...

photo by Malingering who sees all