In the USA, the Board of County Commissioners is a group of elected officials who administer the county government in some of the states. There are basically the local government of a county in the USA. They have what I would describe as open days when the public can have their say directly to the commissioners. This takes place with respect to the Miami-Dade board of County Commissioners under rule 6.06. Under rule 6.05 they have to follow certain aspects of etiquette.
At one of these hearings a former employee of the Miami-Dade shelter describes an instance of record falsification regarding a dog and you can hear it on the audio player below. There are some clicks at the beginning which is me altering the volume controls. A photo of the lady speaking is on this page.
Jacqueline Johnston worked at Miami-Dade animal services for three years. She lost her job due to what has been described as “fiscal challenges”. It appears that this obliquely refers to redundancy because of a lack of funding despite the fact that in the year that she was sacked Animal Services received a 40% budget increase to a total of $14 million.
Jacqueline contacted Elisa Black-Taylor of the Examiner.com website to tell her story. She says that she lost her job because she refused to falsify documents. The source for this is Elisa’s article.
The meeting at which he spoke took place on July 14 this year. At the board meeting she held a photograph of the dog about which she was speaking. The dog’s name was Terra. This is not the first time that Miami-Dade Animal Services have been in the news. They appear to be doing things wrong routinely and as a consequence there is a Facebook page “Ready for change at Miami-Dade Animal Services”.
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