NEW ANIMAL FACILITY ORDINANCE IS SCHEDULED FOR HEARING
The Draft Ordinance establishes the following limits for an “Animal Facility” use permitted on all A-2 lands:
50 dogs on a 1 acre parcel.
100 dogs on a 2.5 acre parcel.
For parcels less than 1 acre in size, 20 dogs will be permitted on A-2 lands.
No conditional use permit is required for any Animal Facility that meet these limits.
These limits were established based on input from the Departments of Public Work, Animal Control, and Public Health as well as CARPOC (The California Responsible Pet Owners Coalition). It does not appear that extensive public input was sought before the draft ordinance was prepared.
The Draft Ordinance will be considered for adoption by the Regional Planning Commission on May 27; more information can be found here: http://planning.lacounty.gov/view/animal_facility_ordinance/
The Acton Town Council will be discussing this ordinance at the meeting scheduled for June 15th, and is seeking information from residents regarding potential impacts of these Animal Facilities. If you have such information, or have comments or concerns regarding this matter, please attend the meeting. Alternatively, you can send written comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Postal Service to P.O. Box 810, Acton, CA 93510. If you send your comments electronically, please write “animal facility ordinance” in the subject line.