Jul 5 2014

Lost Dogs and Cats Will Continue to Go to Berkeley Animal Shelter

– Council to renew on July 7 the contract with Berkeley  –

“There are limited animal shelter service options for the City of Piedmont. While Oakland, Alameda, and Alameda County all provide animal shelter services, each are extremely busy and often have capacity and/or staffing issues that limit their ability to effectively serve the City of Piedmont. This, combined with the proven and long term business relationship currently enjoyed with the Berkeley Animal Shelter, make it in the best interest of the City of Piedmont to renew and continue animal shelter services with the City of Berkeley through FY 2016-17.”  City Administrator Paul Benoit

The City of Berkeley has offered a three-year contract renewal to begin on July 1, 2014 and expire June 30, 2017 for $44,366 each year with a total contract cost of $133,098. This is the first fee increase in three years.  All contract cost will be shared equally between the City of Piedmont and the City of Emeryville, which currently contracts with Piedmont for Animal Control Services.

The matter will be considered at the July 7 Council meeting open to the public and will also be broadcast for home viewing.

The contract was approved by the City Attorney.

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