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Animal Control Program Advisory Board

Published on . Last modified on March 8, 2017

 Legislative Reference:  Resolution No. 90-367, dated June 12, 1990; bylaws reorganized on April 30, 2002, Resolution No. 02-165.

 Membership:  The Board consists of nine members.  Each Supervisor appoints one member, and the Director of Health appoints four members.  The membership should include representatives from the following professions:

  • Veterinary profession;
  • Educational community;
  • Agricultural community;
  • Cities;
  • Pet owner associations and clubs;
  • Kennel and pet shop operators and;
  • Concerned citizens. 

 Ex-officio members shall include Representatives of:

  • Chief Animal Control Officer;
  •  Sheriff;
  •  District Attorney;
  • Agricultural Commissioner.
  • Monterey Superior Court; and
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County, Inc.

Terms:  The terms of office of members are 3 years commencing on the first of July, with staggered terms, so that one-third of the members’ terms expire July 1 of each year.

Qualifications & Functions:  The Advisory Board will review and analyze Title 8 of the Monterey County Code (Animal Control); review and evaluate the animal control program needs, services, facilities, and budget; advise and assist in public information and public relations activities of the County Animal Control Program; and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors through the Director of Health.

Meeting Date, Time and Place:  The Board shall establish a regular meeting date and time, which shall not be less than quarterly.

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