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File #: 17-00190    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Legislative Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/28/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/9/2017 Final action: 3/9/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: REQUEST FOR LEGAL OPINION REGARDING ENFORCEMENT OF ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCES
Sponsors: Sherri Myers

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM

 

SPONSOR:                     City Council Member Sherri F. Myers

 

SUBJECT:

 

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REQUEST FOR LEGAL OPINION REGARDING ENFORCEMENT OF ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCES                     

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

recommendation

That City Council request a legal opinion from the City Attorney to the following question:

 

Are Escambia County’s animal control ordinances enforceable within the City of Pensacola minus an interlocal agreement or an agreement of some type?

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HEARING REQUIRED:    No Hearing Required      

 

SUMMARY:

 

It currently appears that Escambia County is providing animal control services to the City of Pensacola.  At one time, there was an interlocal agreement which covered this task and required payment from the City to the County.  It further appears that this payment was stopped a few years back and there appears to be ambiguity as to whether the interlocal agreement is still viable.

 

The purpose of requesting this legal opinion is to ascertain if Escambia County’s animal control ordinances are enforceable within the City limits minus some type of interlocal agreement.

 

PRIOR ACTION:                     

 

None

 

FUNDING:                     

 

N/A

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

                     

None

 

STAFF CONTACT:

 

Don Kraher, Council Executive

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

1)                     None

 

PRESENTATION:     No