Monday, September 14, 2015

City Council Bypasses Animal Shelter Advisory Committee in Spay/Neuter Ordinance

San Angelo's City Council will hear a proposed Spay/Neuter Ordinance in their meeting tomorrow without the advice and consultation of the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, which has had its last two meetings cancelled.

The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee makes recommendations regarding Animal Services policy to the City Council.
There is no opportunity for the committee to advise Council during their September meeting as the ordinance is not on their agenda:

1. Consideration of approving the June 18, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

2. Requirement for ASAC board members to visit and tour the shelter at least once a month
3. Update on cat colonies. 
4. ASAC role on increasing the number of FTEs at the Shelter. 
5. Consideration of any Future Agenda Items. 
6. Adjournment.
Also missing is the volunteer program management said in June it needed approved ASAP.  However, Animal Shelter Advisory Committee board members have two new tasks to perform under management's orders.  Rather than recruit volunteers who expect a two-way relationship, management wants to increase the number of FTEs, hands they can command and control.  It will be interesting to see how this gets twisted into an ASAC role.  It will take someone slick to accomplish this.  

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