FY 2022-23 Adopted Policy Budget
To shelter homeless, lost, and injured animals, assist injured wildlife, address animal-related public safety concerns, end animal cruelty, and support people in having the companionship of animals in their lives, directing resources to the animals and people who need it most.
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SERVICE IMPACTS &
Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Neighborhoods
- Adds funding for a robust database to track equity indicators. Oakland Animal Services (OAS) currently utilizes a database for animal shelters that was designed only to track data related to shelter intake and outcomes and lacks the ability to track community serving programs (e.g. access to veterinary care) as well as Animal Control activity, to measure whether case outcomes are consistent and equitable for clients who are predominantly Black, Indigenous and people of color.
- Equity Consideration: Improving OAS’s overall customer service, and ability to track data related to access to and utilization of community serving programs, as well as Animal Control activities, advances the City’s racial equity through adding robust capacity to measure whether there is an equitable distribution of resources and whether Animal Control cases are handled in a manner that is consistent and fair to people who are predominantly from neighborhoods that are majority Black, Indigenous and people of color so that staff can make changes to provide more equitable service.
SIGNIFICANT BUDGETARY CHANGES
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