The purpose of the Animal Advisory Board is to review and recommend procedures for the care and maintenance of animal shelter facilities and impounded animals to ensure compliance with state law; and to periodically review the City animal control ordinances and make recommendations for revisions.
The board is currently meeting at least once a month. The meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and directly address the Animal Advisory Board with any concerns.
In July 2017, the city created a City Council Task Force in order to prepare for a planned animal shelter expansion project.
The City Council task force consists of two City Council members and have four main charges:
In addition, the board's membership expanded to eleven members, and their duties were expanded to include:
More information about the board's activities and this project is available online.
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