Sorry, Echo Park dogs still can’t vote or go to public school

Echo Park resident Jerry Sullivan had finished casting his ballot Tuesday at Elysian Heights Elementary School when he noticed a school maintenance worker putting up a makeshift sign and yellow caution tape near the polling area. Were the sign and tape intended to keep voters from wandering into the campus? No, they were designed to keep the voters’ unleashed dogs out of the school, the worker told Sullivan, editor of the Garment & Citizen:

“Election day came during a crucial testing period for students, and the unbridled dogs were disturbing the youngsters as they concentrated on the exams,” Sullivan wrote at the end of his weekly Dot-Dot-Dish column.

Perhaps giving dogs the vote would keep them out of school and raise voter turn out.

P.S.: What would “Room 8” cat say all about this?

Photo of a Palm Spring pooch by Florian

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