Thanks to a collaborative effort between Animal Care Services (ACS), citizens and city leadership, San Antonio is progressing towards becoming a safer and more humane community. Your inputs and concerns, documented in community meeting and surveys, were instrumental in creating these new ordinances. City Council has passed a number of enhancements to local animal laws, known as the Chapter 5 animal ordinance.
Key changes to the laws include:
A complete ban on the use of chains of any weight as tethering for dogs.
Stricter spay neuter requirements for dogs legally declared dangerous.
Stricter spay neuter requirements for dogs impounded for roaming by ACS.
Authorizing ACS Officers to impound pets sold in illegal locations like roadsides or flea markets.
Authorizing ACS Officers to impound pets sold without a litter and/or sellers permit (including those advertised in newspapers or social media).
Increase in the allowable number of chickens on a property within the city limits to eight (8) (housing restrictions still apply)
No more than one (1) rooster allowed per property within the city limits.
ACS Director Heber Lefgren says the enhanced laws are focused on public safety and humane care. “The improved ordinance does just that by considering the balance between animal care and control as well as pets and people,” says Lefgren.
If you have any questions regarding the new Chapter 5 Animal Ordinances or need further clarification, please contact Councilwoman Sandoval’s Office. Your District 7 ACS Representative, Valerie Moore, is happy to assist in any citizen needs. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The next JNA meeting will take place Monday, November 12th at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson United Methodist Church.
There will be refreshments and our annual Turkey Bingo night to raise money for the organization. Ya'll come.
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JOIN US DURING OUR CELEBRATION OF THE CITY’S 300TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018
That’s when we will pay tribute to the colorful and unforgettable 300 years since settlers first came here, while looking forward to our shining future directly ahead. We hope you’ll accept our invitation to be part of this exciting and historic celebration.
WHAT WILL THE 300TH CELEBRATION INCLUDE?
Exciting and engaging events that hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors will get to see, do, and enjoy throughout 2018. Together, we’ll explore, discover, and celebrate where our great city has been and what is ahead of us.
WE WILL HONOR OUR CITY’S VIVID STORIES OF HISTORY, ART, CULTURE, HEROISM, INNOVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT
We will highlight the many times we made our mark on the world’s stage. These chapters and pages of San Antonio’s narrative will come to life through various events around the city.
THE MOMENTUM BEHIND THIS CELEBRATION IS RISING
With each day, the anticipation builds. San Antonio is poised to make history again, and we hope you will be a part of it!
Centro des Artes Building
101 S. Santa Rosa Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78207
For the ninth consecutive year, the City of San Antonio has achieved a ‘AAA’ general obligation bond rating by all three major bond rating agencies – Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s. San Antonio remains the only major city with a population of more than one million to have a ‘AAA’ bond rating from any one of the major rating agencies.
“I’m extremely proud of this accomplishment, especially in the face of so many external challenges— pressure from the state legislature to cap our revenues, the uncertainty of potential union-driven charter amendments and an unresolved collective bargaining agreement with the fire union,” City Manager Sheryl Sculley said. “To have done this again and again is a testament to our City team’s commitment to the community and San Antonio’s financial security.”
The ‘AAA’ bond rating allows the City to pay the lowest-possible interest rates when borrowing funds, which means more dollars available for street construction, sidewalks and drainage improvements.
“Achieving the ‘AAA’ bond rating for the ninth time demonstrates our exemplary fiscal discipline,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. “The City Manager and her finance staff have worked diligently with City Council to continue our legacy of fiscal stewardship. The end result saves millions of tax dollars and allows us to provide more direct services in a cost-effective manner.
San Antonio Continues to be Best Financially Managed Big City in America
San Antonio’s New Animal Ordinance Revisions Revealed
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