Should dogs be allowed to eat outside with you? That's what the Naples City Council will discuss today.
They'll discuss an ordinance that would allow restaurants with outdoor seating to have designated seating for dogs and their owners. The ordinance creates an exemption to state law - which forbids pets from entering a restaurant - and will allow dogs in the outdoor dining areas that have received a permit.
If approved, restaurants who want to become more pet-friendly would need to follow specific rules to get permits, like having hand sanitizer on outdoor tables and signs reminding customers to wash their hands. The city is proposing $15 a year for restaurants seeking a permit.