October 22, 2014
Final Reports
San Mateo Courts - Civil Grand Jury

Response from City of Menlo Park

The City Council of the City of Menlo Park reviewed the 2000-2001 Grand Jury Report and considered the recommendations of the Grand Jury affecting the City of Menlo Park. I have been directed to communicate the following responses on behalf of the City of Menlo Park:

  1. Pet Overpopulation Program (POP): The City Council does not feel that there is a pet overpopulation problem in the City of Menlo Park that warrants the adoption of the San Mateo County POP ordinance. The City Council has serious concerns that the cost of implementing the POP in the long run would exceed any potential or perceived benefits of the POP ordinance. Finally, the City Council concluded that the City has so many higher priorities that it is not interested in devoting any further staff time to investigate or evaluate the effectiveness and need for such a program. Accordingly, the City will be taking no further actions to implement the POP ordinance.

  2. Inapplicability of other Recommendations: There are no other recommendations affecting the City of Menlo Park in the 2000-2001 Grand Jury Report.
Please feel free to contact William L. McClure, City Attorney or to contact the City Manager, David S. Boesch, if require any additional information or clarification.

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