LAAS has always been weak on analyses of the reasons for impounds, animal demographics and shelter operations.
May I suggest yet again for the 50th time that Boks hire someone to do analyses of these variables? We have got the know the nature of the problems facing LAAS and based on that, strategies for solutions. This is very simple operations analysis. Hire a consultant for six months to run all the numbers for the last five years, allowing LAAS to build a predictive model of intakes including areas and numbers.
To satisfy the animal welfare/rescue community, the City has to hire Winograd for a shelter analysis. It is not necessary for all shelters, but pick two, maybe the two worst. Have Nathan do the analyses, help select the managers for those two shelters, and shift personnel around best to see if that makes for significant improvement in those two shelters' performance figures.
I am becoming less hopeful that massive structural changes can be made in LAAS or County unless the mayor gets behind the change 100%. This is not going to happen. I fear that unless a management superstar is brought in as a new GM, improvement will be slow and uneven. How to select that superstar? Who will apply?
My solution is to isolate the two worst performing shelters, do an analysis of operations, appoint the best managers in LAAS to run those shelters, shift better personnel to those shelters and see what happens. If marked improvement can be made in a year, there will be substantial support for the idea that real no kill is possible.