Controller Greuel finally completed her audit of LA Animal Services. Now this can read both ways. BUT, if you understand the political nature of this, it reads pretty much one way, Breeder Barnette has a lot of explaining to do
Usually I do excerpts from articles but there's just too much here. Many of the mentioned things I have done previous posts on. I was speaking with a friend about this and we both agree that Barnette should have come in and have been able to overcome all these things within the almost two years she has been on the job. These are just plain management problems, and should have been her first priorities. She screwed around on the licensing issue, taking ACOs from the field to walk door to door like vacuum salesmen, when there were other methods that would achieve better results.
Now to beat the band, Terri Macellaro has resigned from the LA Animal Services Commission. This really has me shaking my head. A better thing could not happen with Macellaro's baggage, literally and figuratively. I think she is going to make a run for Barnette's job. Barnette must be a big disappointment for the ADL-LA and Macellaro. I'd say things should start getting interesting soon.
This is the second commissioner to resign lately.
Ruthanne Secunda, a Hollywood talent agent and president of Much Love Animal Rescue, quit early this month after she was accused of failing to license her three dogs, then voting to cut penalties for owners of unlicensed dogs. She later volunteered to pay five years of licensing fees, with penalties.
I bet Ed Boks is laughing his face off at LA right now. If it weren't so sad, I would be laughing with him.