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Lightning Dog Parks on Council's Monday Night Agenda

From: Craig Kelley

FYI, folks:

This memo, on the Council’s Monday night agenda, is a pretty good review of our overall off-leash options though the discussion on possibly providing more lighting at dog parks is more of a “let’s think about it” and less “Let’s get it done.” To be fair, though, lighting anything up in a place as dense as Cambridge can be a very tricky thing to do for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that, by and large, neighbors would prefer less light over more light at parks near them. You can read the Manager’s report here:


If you’d like to come talk about this Council issue at City Council, you can sign up by phone between 9 AM and 3 PM on Monday at 617-349-4280 and in person from 5-6 PM at the Sullivan Chambers at City Hall. Public comment, limited to three minutes per speaker, starts at 5:30(ish) and lasts at least until 6:00, though if there are enough speakers we often go later. At the end of public comment, people who missed the sign-in window are generally asked if they’d like to speak anyway. The entire Council may be emailed at


Thanks a lot.