Final Vote on City Animal Control Takeover Tonight
Do you think New Port Richey should take over animal control services from the county?
The New Port Richey City Council is slated to take a final vote tonight on whether to approve an ordinance needed for the city to take over animal control services from Pasco County.
The plan is for New Port Richey to handle its own animal services using volunteers and city employees starting Oct. 1.
The council had been poised to take the vote on the plan two weeks ago, but decided to postpone it to tonight to give planners time to work on lingering issues, like incorporating dog licensing into the proposal.
The plan proposes giving residents a 6-month grace period before the licensing rule is enforced.
The plan is touted as a way to save the city money eventually and improve response to animal complaints.
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 18, at City Hall, 5919 Main St. New Port Richey.
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