Last week, the Mayor and Council unanimously passed an amendment to Peachtree City’s Leash Law, eliminating the option of “voice command” for animals off the owners’ private property. Animals on Peachtree City’s streets, paths, and in parks (with the exception of the fenced area of the Dog Park) must now be leashed. This ordinance is in effect NOW – it went into effect upon its adoption on September 16, 2010. Council has also directed staff to develop rules and signage for Drake Field to make the area a “pet-friendly” zone that allows voice command. This will allow those with pets who obey voice commands to access Lake Peachtree.