The San Rafael City Council will hear a new budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year and hold a public hearing on fee increases for animal control at tonight's meeting.
Animal Control Fees
San Rafael's animal control services, which include dog licensing, sterilization and sheltering of animalsm are provided by the County of Marin under a contract with the Marin Humane Society. On May 22, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance authorizing a new animal control fee schedule with increased fees, and the city must adopt the new fees before they can into effect.
The fee increases will add $29,000 to Marin County's coffers and $71,000 for other Marin cities. See the full staff report on the right.
In their June 4 meeting, in order to avoid layoffs and borrowing money for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
With a total budget of approximately $83 million, the city is facing a possible $1.1 million deficit. After council members expressed some concern with disbanding the SCU, city staff prepared an alternative budget and will present it at tonight's meeting. See full staff report on the right.
Tonight's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at 1400 Fifth Ave. in the Council Chambers.