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Brenda Barnette and Mark Salazar must go! Tell Mayor Garcetti!

Please remove Brenda Barnette and Mark Salazar for years of egregious, unprofessional and unethical behavior. For failing to help the stray animals (citing it would effect the metrics), rather having them suffer and be hit by cars. For over reacting and creating Directive 15-006, confiscating perceived aggressive dogs, unconstitutionally, causing even suspected dog snaps to being caged in the shelter for months without trial. Not reaching out to the community and encourage healthy animal welfare. For defrauding the public by bid rigging and collusion for PetPoint, Best Friends and Found Animals. Creating animosity between staff members, volunteers and New Hope partners. For lying about spay neuter vouchers and claiming she was low income, for claiming she was low income for a DWP discount, for lying to the budget and PAWS committees. For lying about her previous relationship with Best Friends Francis Battista and not informing the city that her daughter worked there, so LAAS would pick them for the Mission Hills shelter. Failure to address the heat wave a year before and not fixing the transport vans where animals died. For failure to keep comfortable conditions at the shelters in various weather conditions. For not working at the shelters and getting to know the LAAS Staff, and for not developing rapport and training. For not updating the Chameleon software for years, only swaying for PetPoint, causing derelict of duty and service. For not developing the Reserve Animal Control Officer program, letting previous RACO's meander to failure, wasting thousands of dollars and derelict of duty to the field calls of LA. For defrauding the Neighborhood Councils by not using $30,000 and stating "this is a reminder not to speak at Neighborhood Council Meetings." For Constantly texting at Commission meetings, not listening to constituents and unprofessional behavior. For not responding to consistent complaints and abuse about domestic rabbits by breeders. For NOT having a Emergency Evacuation and Preparedness plan, citing HSUS would do it. There is more... how much more do you need? I deem these things to be true, by personal observation, experience, emails, pictures, videos and hundreds of constituent complaints.

Signed,

Paul Darrigo

This petition closed 11 months ago

How this will help

This is not the behavior of a World Class Manager. Replacing Brenda Barnette and Mark Salazar will further develop LAAS with a new Strategic Plan where the right staff is in place to generate,...

This is not the behavior of a World Class Manager. Replacing Brenda Barnette and Mark Salazar will further develop LAAS with a new Strategic Plan where the right staff is in place to generate, beyond expectations, the Animal service and care needs of Los Angeles. Raising the standard of professionalism and performance by a city department admired by the world for it's transformation. Imagine a city, where it's communities are all on the same vision, supported by a highly competent LA Animal Services and Mayor. The people have clearly spoken for years. Your vote makes that realized.

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