Folks who have thoughts on how Long Beach’s Animal Care Services Bureau should be run will soon have two more opportunities to provide their input.
City officials announced this week they will hold two virtual public forums to give residents the chance to provide more feedback on the bureau’s proposed strategic plan.
Long Beach released the proposed plan — created as part of a wide-ranging audit that found the city’s shelter was operating beyond its means — in December.
The draft strategic plan will guide how the bureau will address animal welfare, community engagement, financial stability, lifesaving programs and staff development in the coming years.
“Launching this initiative to provide additional input from our community on the draft plan,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement, “will help us develop a comprehensive, successful animal welfare program here in Long Beach.”
The forums are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. To participate, visit longbeach.gov/acs/news/strategic-plan-public-forum.