The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 4:00pm, at different locations. The City Health Authority may call more frequent meetings if determined that such meetings are necessary.
METHOD OF APPOINTMENT:
Each member shall be appointed by the City Commission, with the exception of the City Health Authority.
The Committee shall consist of nine (9) members:
The City Health Authority
One (1) City Commissioner to serve during the Commissioners term of office
One (1) representative from an animal welfare organization
One (1) licensed Veterinarian, and
Five (5) additional citizens
GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES:
The purpose of the committee shall be to:
Oversee the operations of the animal shelter.
Ensure adherence to applicable requirements of the Texas Department of Health.
Suggest necessary modifications to the City of Brownsville Code of Ordinances relating to animals and animal regulation and care.
AUTHORITY FOR CREATION AND OPERATION:
The Animal Advisory Committee was created by Ordinance No. 88-1169 on February 16, 1988, amended by Ordinance No. 98-1169-A on May 5, 1998, dissolving both the Animal Advisory Committee and the New Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, and creating the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee by adding Section 7-60 of the City Ordinances and amended by Ordinance No. 2006-1169-B on March 21, 2006