I propose a ballot measure to mandate No-Kill within three years.
First, No-Kill will be described as a goal and has an operative meaning other than a literal meaning. That operational meaning will be described, not as no adoptable or treatable animal being killed, because using those terms, Marcia Mayeda said County was no kill in 2005 even after killing 79% of all impounded cats. We might use the 90% definition now currently accepted by many as "No-Kill," of we might get even clearer medical definitions.
In any event, we put out a ballot that acknowledges that LA Voters have shown by previous a ballot measure their commitment to the No-Kill concept, but that for one reason or another, the kill rates and numbers have climbed. Now it is time to make the City to be held accountable for making No-Kill happen.
But there has to be some mechanism for making the City accountable if it doesn't happen or the same old complaints of under staffing, poor employees, union, civil service and a bad public will be trotted out again as reasons not to achieve No-Kill.
What do you think?