Animal Hearing Board Fact Sheet

Title: Animal Hearing Board

Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Appeal

Affiliated Department: City Clerk

Status: Active

Governing Legislation:
-CBJ Code 08.30.030
-Date Created: October 02, 1975
-Sunset Date: N/A

To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.

Description: 08.30.030 Animal hearing board. ... (b) The animal hearing board shall hear appeals regarding the classification of dogs as potentially dangerous or dangerous, related written administrative orders issued by the director of animal control, and decisions on applications for reclassification of dogs under section 08.30.120.

Membership: 08.30.030 Animal hearing board. (a) The animal hearing board shall be composed of five members and one alternate member appointed by the manager for staggered three-year terms. There shall be one member selected from each of the following groups: licensed veterinarians; organized animal interest groups; animal trainers, preferably experienced in handling problem animals; animal owners from the general public; and nonanimal owners from the general public. The alternate shall also be selected from one of these groups.

Officers: Chair

Quorum: 3

Term Limits: No member of the animal hearing board who has served for three consecutive terms or nine years shall again be eligible for appointment until one full year has intervened, provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply: (1) If there are no other qualified applicants at the time reappointment is considered by the assembly human resources committee, or (2) To qualified board members serving in board seats for which a specific occupation or expertise is set forth by ordinance.

Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): October

Meetings: At the call of the chair, upon receipt of an appeal by the Clerk's Office.

Special Facts: Members are appointed to this board by the City Manager (not the Assembly or Mayor).

Staff Contact: Laurie Sica, Municipal Clerk - 586-5278 -