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Larry Breckenridge
1830 Carr St.
Lakewood, CO 80215

Senator Susan Boyd
13 Capitol Drive
Office 210
Denver, CO 80215

Dear Senator Boyd:

I am a constituent in your district and I have some concerns about the following issues. I live near several open-space parks and I am a dog owner. None of the parks in my area allow dogs off of leash. I have a well-behaved, well-trained large dog that loves to run off-leash. In fact, it is the only way to give my dog ample exercise. As a result, I would like you to sponsor legislation to allow certain areas or certain hours as a "free dog zone." The dog owners in your district will thank you.

Cherry Creek State Park has a leash-free zone and it works very well. People who enter the area are aware that dogs are off-leash and realize that occasionally, dogs will misbehave. However, in general, there are few incidents and many happy dogs.

Please change the rules of the open space parks to allow leash free areas and hours.


Larry Breckenridge
Registered Voter.

This project is supported by a Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grant sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center, Pekin, IL.



Posted 9/13/01