Above, the Crescenta Valley Dog Park.

Above, the Crescenta Valley Dog Park. (Times Community News / February 11, 2013)

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a bill that would limit the liability of local governments that operate dog parks.

AB 265 would also require cities and counties to post signs warning users that they enter a dog park at their own risk, Gatto said in a statement.

Under current law, cities can be subject to massive liability claims filed by people who they were unaware of the potential dangers, such as dog bites, that can occur at dog parks, according to Gatto’s office.

“By offering our communities a more sensible set of laws on this issue, we can help make more dogs parks available in more neighborhoods,” he said.

-- Daniel Siegal, Times Community News

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