Should the City Take Over Animal Control Services?
The issue is on the city council agenda Wednesday.
The second of two votes on an ordinance needed for New Port Richey to take over animal control services from Pasco County is on the City Council agenda Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The plan is for New Port Richey to handle its own animal services using volunteers and city employees starting Oct. 1.
The plan is touted to save the city money eventually and improve response to animal complaints.
The plan was proposed late last year and has undergone changes.
Sharon McReynolds and Terry Spencer, the two professionals who proposed the plan, expressed major concerns about a version of the ordinance that came before the city council last month.
Spencer has withdrawn her support for the proposal.
Wednesday's meeting is the moment of truth as the council decides whether to approve the final draft of the ordinance.
The meeting, which starts with the first public reading of the city's fiscal year 2013, starts at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 5919 Main St.
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