Boks is a politician, he tells everybody different stories. In an April 17, 2007 news release by LAAS, Boks told Council:
"I am here today representing the 400 employees of Animal Services and the hundreds of volunteers and partners we have throughout Los Angeles who carry the burden and brunt of pet overpopulation everyday – as we take in, care for and ultimately kill 50% of the animals in our charge. This act is both a fiscally responsible and humane solution to our City’s vexing pet overpopulation woes, and I ask for your support.”
Why on earth would he say 50% of animals turned in are killed? To Council no less? This is actually worse than the 41% kill it was then.
Why would he tell them he has 400 employees when 320 are budgeted? In the past he has told Council LAAS has a budget of $25,000,000, but the new annual report just published says $18,000,000.
Ed, sometimes people actually listen to what you say and make note.