While critics have argued that a dog park would take away from existing park uses, the candidate field, while divided about where a dog park should go, largely supports the idea.
Among the newcomers, Arnold, Davis and Kilpatrick picked up the endorsement of members of the steering committee of Crescenta Valley Heritage, a nonprofit group that works to preserve the architectural, cultural and historic resources of the valley.
“They were the ones that were the most clear about being slow-growth advocates,” committee member Mike Lawler said. “That’s bottom line. Everybody else was a little bit hemming and hawing about it. Although they may have advocated for it, it was always with conditions.”