By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ
SILVER LAKE — Forgot your doggie poop bags? Don’t fret. More bags will soon be available to pet owners walking along the Silver Lake reservoirs pathway. Last week, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council voted to purchase 12,000 additional poop bags to refill the dispensers found along the path.
After approving the $500 expenditure, council members discussed other ways they might be able to finance future purchases. Some suggested getting the bags donated but the bags cannot have any advertising, limiting their promotional appeal. There was also no accurate estimate on how quickly the bags are being used and how frequently they will need to be replenished.
The bags part are part of the effort to keep the community clean and poop-free. Council member John Wingler said the empty Pet Waste Stations dispensers are an embarrassment. Council member Georgene Smith Goodin added that more should be done in that area of Silver Lake and purchasing the poop bags is a start.
Jacqueline Fernandez is a Los Angeles-based reporter who’s written for various media outlets such as Los Angeles Wave, The Miami Herald and WLRN-Miami Herald News.