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    Councilwoman Kell's Proposal to Upgrade LB Animal Control Web Site On Oct. 2 Council Agenda

    (September 28, 2001) -- 5th district Councilwoman Jackie Kell has agendized the following item for the October 2 City Council agenda:

    "I am asking for the City Council's support for a motion to request that our Animal Control Division Web site be upgraded in several areas. First, that dogs and cats brought in be digitally photographed and their photos place don our web site within a short time period. Second, that the web site be updated to reflect the new address and hours of our new location on Spring Street. Third that links be included to neighboring animal control agencies,making t search for a lost animal easier on residents."

    The item is number 18 on the Council's agenda.

    Councilwoman Kell's item (originally set for September 18 but voluntarily postponed due to a crowded agenda) followed a report on contrasting procedures by LB's Animal Control division with Orange County Animal Control's web site, which posts color pictures of lost dogs and cats making it easier to reunite lost pets with their owners.

    Councilwoman Kell's chief of staff, Tom Poe, has previously told that the Councilwoman has been exploring not only Orange County's but also L.A. County's Animal Control websites, their costs and how they function. He added she's also been working with the City Manager, Director of Public Works and the Manager of Animal Control to determine these costs and how the city can quickly implement a similar or better system.

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