Speed bumps? That controversy was a minor dust-up compared to the current battle over off-leash hours for dogs and owners at Moraga's Rancho Laguna Park.
A vigorous petition effort by factions unhappy with a council decision banning the off-leash romps was successful, supporters say, and some 1,800 signatures asking -- well, more like demanding -- that the issue be put to public vote are expected to be presented to town staff today (Thursday).
The battle over Rancho Laguna has proven costly to the town, both in terms of bruised sensibilities and legal charges. If the petition signatures are successfully vetted over the next 30 days, the matter will go back to the council where the ban will either be rescinded or put to a public vote.