By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
Long Beach District 4 Councilman Patrick O’Donnell was recently forced to defend the allocation of $65,000 towards the building of a potential dog park at El Dorado Park. Some opponents are calling his support for the dog park a form of payback for the Friends of El Dorado Dog Park endorsement he received during his re-election campaign for a third term in office. He denies those allegations.
According to city records, O’Donnell set aside $31,300 from the $500,000 in uplands oil funds allocated to the district and $33,700 from the district infrastructure budget, totalling $65,000.