AVISO DE SESION DE TRABAJO: 15 DE OCTUBRE, 2013

AVISO DE SESION DE TRABAJO: 15 DE OCTUBRE, 2013

Meeting Date: 
Martes, Octubre 15, 2013 - 8:00am
Agenda: 

• Presentation by staff regarding items dropped from the recommendations approved for submittal by the ASCMV board -- followed by discussion about whether the deleted measures are acceptable or should be added to the draft ordinances. Public comment will be allowed with the 3-minute rule. (This would not include any discussion regarding TNR)

• Presentation by staff of differences between the current draft ordinances of the City and County -- followed by discussion about whether the differences are acceptable or that changes should be made to the draft ordinances. Public comment will be allowed with the 3-minute rule. (This would not include any discussion about TNR)

• Presentation by staff regarding legal issues associated with TNR and options that might be considered relative to TNR should the Council or Commission wish to pursue such provisions in their respective ordinances -- followed by discussion to ensure that the major alternatives are clear to all Commissioners and Councilors.

• Public comment -- The comment period will be divided into seven topical segments that have emerged as major points of consideration in decisions regarding TNR. The objective is to provide the Commissioners and Councilors with relevant facts for each facet of the TNR debate. The topics include:

     o  Legal basis for TNR in New Mexico
     o  TNR as a population management approach for free-roaming cats
     o  Impacts of free-roaming cats on wildlife
     o  Issues of public health & disease control associated with free-roaming cats
     o  Public nuisance issues associated with free-roaming cats
     o  Health and well-being of the cat population affected by TNR
     o  Community values, attitudes, and behavior toward cats in general
     o  Position statements on TNR by organizations, individuals and groups

Within each round of comments, each speaker would be limited to 3 minutes. Speakers will alternate between proponents and opponents to the extent possible. Speakers will be asked not to repeat information already presented by another speaker

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Speakers may present information in more than one topical round but may not speak twice in the same round. Speakers may leave printed materials including copies of prepared statements with the Commissioners and Councilors.

• Questions & comments by Commissioners & Councilors