ARROYO SECO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (ASNC)
Animal Welfare Committee
Ramona Hall Lobby, 4580 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
I. Opening remarks and welcome to membership *
II. Stakeholder comments on non-agenda items within the scope of committee’s mandate ** (2 mins. ea.).
A. Excessive Noise - easy step-by-step solution to handle barking dogs in your neighborhood
B. Community Cats - where to get help with spay/neuter, strays in your backyard, and low-cost food
C. Roaming/Lost Dogs – what to do if one shows up on your doorstep (inc. info on leash law)
D. Coyotes – facts you need to know to keep your pets safe
E. Pet Limits - motion to support LA City Council File 10-0982 regarding the increase in pet limits to 5 indoor cats and 5 dogs per household (Koretz and Rosendahl)
F. Animal Rescue Programs in ASNC area – volunteers needed to help FAST, ACI, FHDP, LA Feeders
G. “Adopt a Valentine” Pet Adoption Event – volunteers needed for this fun event at North Central shelter on Sat, Feb 12 with food, games and music!
H. New Animal Welfare Funding Requests – Discussion of the following two motions:
a. $900, Pet Education Classes – Motion to allocate $900 in community project funds (neighborhood purposes grant) to have quarterly pet education classes at Hermon Dog Park. [Request Originator: Wendi Riser, Friends of Hermon Dog Park]
b. $800, Washer/Dryer for Lacy St Shelter – Motion to allocate $800 in community project funds for a washer/dryer for the North Central Animal Shelter (to augment overly-used and unreliable machines). [Request Originator: Mark Legassie, Director of Animal Welfare, ASNC]
C. Next Meeting Date – TBD
* The ASNC Animal Welfare Committee is open to all Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council stakeholders
** (from ASNC Bylaws): ART. VIII (COMMITTEES) All committees shall be composed of both board and non-board members.
The purpose of the ASNC [is to]: 1) Provide a forum for discussion and review of ASNC issues and projects; 2) Engage stakeholders in deliberation and collaboration on matters affecting the community; 3) Promote participation in City governance and decision making processes, and to promote greater awareness and utilization of city services available to (ASNC) stakeholders; 4) Work with other neighborhood councils, communities and organizations on issues of common interest; 5) Advocate ASNC issues to government and private agencies, where there is widespread community agreement; 6) Inform and educate community stakeholders and residents of forthcoming projects, events, and resources available.
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