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File #: 19-1364    Version: 1 Name: Animal Services Program
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 5/28/2019 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 6/10/2019 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Approval of the Addition of One Full-Time or One Regular Part-Time Animal Services Officer; and (2) Approval of the Funding for the Purchase of One Animal Services Vehicle and Equipment in the Amount of $90,000.
Attachments: 1. 2019-06-10 - ATT Animal Services Program Analysis, 2. 2019-06-10 - ATT Animal Control Services and Shelter.pdf, 3. 2019-06-10 - ATT License Canvasssing.pdf, 4. 2019-06-10 - ATT What Are the Benefits of Dog Licensing.pdf
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CC - (1) Approval of the Addition of One Full-Time or One Regular Part-Time Animal Services Officer; and (2) Approval of the Funding for the Purchase of One Animal Services Vehicle and Equipment in the Amount of $90,000.

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Meeting Date: June 10, 2019

Contact Person/Dept: Lt. Leon Lopez/Police Department

Phone Number: (310) 253-6251

Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [X] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No []

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (06/05/19);

Department Approval: Scott Bixby, Police Chief (05/28/19)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) approve the addition of one full-time or one regular part-time Animal Services Officer; and (2) approve the funding for the purchase of one Animal Services vehicle and equipment in the amount of $90,000.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

In June 2008, at the request of the Animal Control Subcommittee, the City Council approved a Culver City Animal Services Pilot Program with the hiring of a full-time Animal Services Officer (ASO) and the purchase of a vehicle to handle animal related issues. The pilot program was well received by the public and is now approaching its tenth year anniversary. The City hired its first full-time ASO in mid-2009, providing Culver City with service Monday through Thursday from 9am to 8pm. Culver City continues to contract with Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (LACDACC) who responds to animal services related calls in the ASO's absence. Animals recovered by the ASO and LACDACC are transported and sheltered through spcaLA Hawthorne. In an effort to evaluate LACDACC's service levels and future increasing costs, Staff was directed to explore adding a second ASO.


LACDACC Services

LACDACC is under contract with Culver...

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