Culver City News
January 12, 2006
Friends of Culver City Animals made another pitch for a full-time animal control officer for the City. The group's estimate of the cost for starting an in-house animal control system varies widely from the City's.
The City has contracted with L.A. County's Carson facility for several years for animal control services.
Rose told the organization that Culver City couldn't possibly undertake such a project at a time when the Council has temporarily stopped labor negotiations with City employee bargaining units.
Gross said the impression that Culver City has never had its own control officer is wrong.
Silbiger said the City should seriously examine having its own system "because we're a city that believes strongly in local control.. And this is a health and safety issue, like with police, fire and emergencies."
Corlin said the City needs to apply more pressure to Los Angeles County to have a dedicated phone just for Culver City to avoid long waits getting through about animal emergencies.
Referring to the Friends and the need for monitoring options, Vera said: "This group isn't going away."