A stencilled image on White Rock’s promenade is welcomed by Pat Petrala.

City doesn’t roll over

An open letter to White Rock city council and staff.

The no-dog stencils on the promenade entry areas are excellent.

An open letter to White Rock city council and staff.

The no-dog stencils on the promenade entry areas are excellent.

I had been watching for improvements on the promenade since writing last year about this concern. Extend my thanks to the bike patrol and other kind city crew that have helped.

My last encounter in March with a young man, his gal and the bull mastiff on the promenade was quite a shouting match with his foul language. The stares from others – and head shakes – did encourage him to go back to his car in the west lot from the museum in front of the kiosk. He then proceeded to drive the wrong way on the one way parking lot. I wished I had a cellphone to call the police.

I am sure many people appreciate the clarity of these no-dog stencils and no one can miss them.

Thank you for helping to keep the area safe, hopefully eliminating barking/yapping and ankle bites, and the area clean from urine and feces.

Pat Petrala, White Rock


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