City officials could end their relationship with a longtime animal control provider. Activists want council members to hold off on their decision – which could impact thousands of the city’s shelter animals and strays — until an ongoing period of political turmoil at City Hall dies down.
José Ocaño from the Best Friends Animal Society talks about the future of animal sheltering in the United States in a “no-kill” era for shelter animals as well as the change in culture over at the County of Orange animal shelter with new OC Animal Care Director Mike Kaviani.
Orange County supervisors followed in the tradition of their predecessors Tuesday in beefing up law enforcement spending over other services as they prepared to pass a $6.1 billion county budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Supervisor Shawn Nelson questioned whether the county’s efforts to attract corporate donations for the animal shelter, libraries and other services will put undue pressure on companies that do business with the county.
Local policymakers will be deciding on the purchase of Santa Ana’s abandoned bus depot that could help alleviate homelessness, holding a hearing proposed new voting districts in Garden Grove, and weighing in on Donald Trump’s “divisive rhetoric.”
Orange County supervisors, who’ve faced years of criticism for the conditions at the county’s dilapidated World War II-era animal shelter, approved a series of contracts Tuesday to start the design and construction of a new shelter in Tustin.