The City Council formed the group to look in to regional animal services operations and whether recommendations from a 2009 consultant’s report have been implemented. Voters approved a property tax increase of up to 3 cents to pay for a new facility and animal services. There is a surplus of more than $4.5 million in funds.
The Task Force recently toured the Longley Lane facility, which is now under the direction of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. The group is compiling a report with its findings and possible recommendations, including new hours and more staff at the facility. The report is due to the City Council on April 25.