Why does a new animal shelter cost $6.6 million?

The city’s current animal shelter was built in 2008 with funds from surplus sales tax. As the City’s first indoor shelter, it was designed house a total of 24 dogs and 35 cats to provide approximately 150 adoptions per year. A 2015 Facilities Master Plan Update determined that the design capacity of the existing facility had been exceeded, and there was not sufficient space to accommodate expected growth. The city hired consultants to work with the Animal Advisory Board (AAB) to confirm the size, scope, site layout and approximate budget for the new animal shelter. In addition, the citizen-led AAB has focused on the review of Animal Services programs and operations and the identification of facility needs they believe that are necessary to provide these services.

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1. How many animals are adopted at the Sugar Land Animal Shelter each year?
2. If we keep neutering all these animals, where do the new ones keep coming from?
3. Why does a new animal shelter cost $6.6 million?
4. Why is a new animal shelter on the ballot?
5. What types of research and studies were done prior to the animal shelter bond proposition being developed?
6. Is a new animal shelter being proposed because the 2017 annexation of New Territory and Greatwood caused the animal shelter to exceed its capacity?
7. Did annexation impact service levels and create new needs?
8. How was the design for the proposed animal shelter determined?
9. I thought the new animal shelter was going to cost closer to 9M. Why isn’t that amount reflected in the bond proposition?