BB, when will you learn what you can and can't do in government? Or at least ask first? There it is. Big as life, Rachel Weil’s name right under the City Seal. A woman who calls herself a public relations firm (but doesn’t seem to have a website) with her name and phone number as contact, right under the LA City seal and the LA Animal Services logo. Did you get permission to let RW advertise for free just because she cleans up your bad spelling and grammar, BB? http://www.laanimalservices.com/PDF/pressrelease/2011/LAAS%20Post%20St.%20Pawtricks%20Day%20PRv4%203-23-11.pdf Government agencies don’t allow a private company to "advertise" by placing their name on official city documents and especially not under the City Seal. That’s how Boks got in trouble with his famous Hooters fiasco. Sure the pictures he used were inappropriate. But Hooters had a right to put on a benefit for the shelters. Boks screwed up just like you by putting out their advertisement under the City seal and the LAAS logo. That's what the council and the controller went crazy over. He got in a lot of trouble over this one. And you should too. If everybody could get their name up as an official City contact just by donating a few hours to save the job of a GM who can’t spell or write, the City could have liability for a whole string of unemployed publicists. That means every time the media or the public contacts Rachel Weil at her 818 phone number because her name is on a City adoption event news release, she gets a free lead! For my readers not working for government, the City may allow some donors to put "we support LAAS" signs in the shelters if they make a BIG donation like food or flea products for instance. That's it. They cannot put their name under the City seal to indicate that the City endorses them or recommends them because that could make the City liable bigtime if there’s a problem for somebody who believes the city’s approval guarantees the product is safe. Once again BB is not careful about her "friends" or is she just desperate to have a friend. The link below from Weil shows she was contracted to SEAACA in December 2010. But now it is March and she is no longer representing SEAACA. What happened to this short lived contract? I could venture a guess based on rumors that it was not a friendly departure, but I won't. You can check it out for yourself. http://groups.google.com/group/ar-news/msg/3ad69ab2088159e2 BB seems to forget she is now part of the government, not an independent operator. Get this through your head, Brenda Barnette, you are no longer working for a private agency. You’re slurping up a lot of dollars from taxpayers who don’t even have jobs. Your using up revenue that could have kept city employees from being laid off. They have a right to expect YOU to do your job. Looks like you have to rely on outsiders to even do the basics. You disgust me. This is just one. Stay tuned folks, the BIG ONE is coming!