Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0021    Version: Name: PRM - Compassion Saves
Type: Agenda Item Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 12/12/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Recommendation to receive and file a presentation on the status of the implementation of the Long Beach Animal Care Services’ Compassion Saves approach; and Request City Attorney to prepare ordinances amending Chapter 21.51.210 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC), increasing the number of pets from four to six for each household, and amending Chapter 6.04 of the LBMC, regulating the adoption of dogs and cats originating from outside Long Beach. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 010720-R-26sr&att.pdf, 2. 012120-R-28sr&att.pdf, 3. 012120-R-28sr&att Revised.pdf, 4. 012120-R-28 PowerPoint.pdf, 5. 012120-R-28 Correspondence.pdf

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Recommendation to receive and file a presentation on the status of the implementation of the Long Beach Animal Care Services’ Compassion Saves approach; and

 

Request City Attorney to prepare ordinances amending Chapter 21.51.210 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC), increasing the number of pets from four to six for each household, and amending Chapter 6.04 of the LBMC, regulating the adoption of dogs and cats originating from outside Long Beach.  (Citywide)

 

DISCUSSION

As a follow-up to the November 15, 2019 memorandum to the Mayor and City Council on the implementation of next steps for the Compassion Saves approach (Attachment), a detailed presentation will be provided as part of the City Council meeting.  Included in the presentation will be rationale for the proposed Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) changes to help improve the management of unwanted dog and cat populations, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles (spcaLA).

 

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Arturo D. Sanchez on December 19, 2019 and by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on December 20, 2019.

 

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on January 21, 2020, to move forward with the proposed LBMC changes in a timely manner.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal or local job impact associated with this recommendation. This recommendation has no staffing impact beyond the normal budgeted scope of duties and is consistent with existing City Council priorities.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

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Respectfully Submitted,

GERARDO MOUET                                                                                                                                                   

DIRECTOR OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MARINE

 

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

THOMAS B. MODICA

ACTING CITY MANAGER