Dogs on The Commons

Ithaca Times: Can they keep dogs off the Commons?

Ducson Nguyen, an alderperson for the Second Ward, of which the Commons is a part of, is in support of lifting the ban, even though he has said he’s more of a cat person.

“People bring dogs anyway and as far as I know, it’s rarely an issue,” Nguyen said. “Police officers have come before Council to tell us how much they dislike enforcing the ban. Who wants to tell a visiting family or a Commons resident they can’t pass through the heart of downtown with a dog? That said, while the ban is in effect, it should be enforced. That includes local business dogs popular on Instagram.”