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From the Eureka Police Department:

On Tuesday, March 9 th at 5:00 p.m., the City of Eureka will host a public workshop on Zoom to introduce and discuss the proposed draft of the Animal Ordinance. The agenda item with Zoom link and copy of draft ordinance can be found here. The workshop will also be streamed on the EPD Facebook page, Facebook.com/eurekapd.

The workshop will cover the proposed changes to the Animal Ordinance and offer the public an opportunity to make comments. We encourage those interested in attending the workshop to read the draft ordinance in its entirety prior to the workshop. The current ordinance was written 62 years ago and has only seen minor updates which occurred about 30 years ago. Our city, our society and way of life have all seen significant changes during this time and it is important to have ordinances that focus on the present and carry us into the future rather than cemented in the past.

Additionally, the ordinance focuses on industry standards and will help align Eureka with the County and ensure ADA compliance.

The intention of the proposed ordinance is to be a roadmap to responsible pet ownership with a focus on public safety, encouraging neighborly conduct and establishing a minimum expectation of care. The proposed ordinance is not intended to increase revenue. Many incentives are built in for proper licensing and impound discounts. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposed Animal Ordinance, please contact Captain Stephens by email at bstephens@ci.eureka.ca.gov