It was the members' turn to speak and ask questions at the Aliso Viejo Community Association board of directors meeting and candidate forum Monday.
A select group of residents addressed the board, speaking in favor of bringing a dog park to Aliso Viejo.
Plans to designate an area specifically for dogs were on the Parks and Landscape Committee's original list of proposed amenities for Aliso Canyon Community Park, which is owned and operated by AVCA.
Association member Cheryl Bryant said the restrictions on allowing dogs to run off-leash emphasize the community's need for a dog park.
"Puppies do have to grow up and exercise," Bryant said. "I know a lot of people in our community who are looking for a dog park, and it just keeps getting put aside. I know it's hard to get things done, but it would be nice."
Board member Larry McKenney followed members' comments by clarifying a motion he created that was passed at the May board meeting.
In a 4-0 vote, the board approved a rewording of the motion, which directs staff to move forward with planning for two modest tot lots, an open space area and the investigation of parking, traffic and geological issues at the site.
Board member Bill Conley was absent from Monday's meeting.
"The hope is to get those things done expeditiously with the hope that the other features move along quickly," McKenney said.
A candidate forum followed, giving AVCA President Ross Chun and Art Camoia, Master Architectural Committee member, an opportunity to answer questions from the audience about what they would bring to the 2008-09 board of directors.