Allow responsible dog owners and their registered dogs in Hermosa Beach to use the strand AND beach from sunrise to 10 AM and 5 PM to sunset. Corresponding with this new rule, would be not allowing dogs on the strand from 10 AM to 5 PM to ease foot traffic during peak hours.
This would be similar to Newport Beach's rules which allow residents to enjoy the beauty of beaches. This will also limit non-residents who walk their dogs on the strand, who may be less likely to clean up after their dogs because they do not have the personal connection to the city.
If you want to limit the area of beach use, I would propose the northern border of 4th street to the city limits on the south.
Newport Beach Dog Rules
Dogs are never allowed on the beach or any beachfront sidewalk between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., including the ocean front beaches and bay front beaches.
Before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., dogs are allowed, if they are securely restrained by a substantial leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length and controlled by a person who is competent to restrain the dog.
Please be aware that the person having control of the dog must have in his or her possession, an implement or device capable of removing any feces deposited by the animal