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BILL NO. 17-030 1st R.

Agenda Title:

17-030 - 1R. An ordinance amending Chapter 3, Article 4 “Wild Animals", of the Independence City Code.
Recommendations:

It is the recommendation of the Health Department that this ordinance be approved.
Executive Summary:

This ordinance amends Chapter 3 Article 4 of the City Code to provide clarification, eliminate redundancies, and improve public safety. Clarifications and updates include the additional reference to “exotic animals” and a new section prohibiting the feeding of certain wild animals, excluding birds and squirrels.
Background:

On March 6, 2017, the Mayor and the City Council returned the proposed revisions to Chapter 3 to staff and requested that it be brought back in sections. Changes were made to update the Code to recognized best practices for animal welfare and to reflect current processes.

Department:          HealthContact Person:          Christina Heinen


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Chapter 3, Article 4 “Wild Animals", of the Independence City CodeOrdinance