The city has voted to pursue its agreement with Kern County Animal Control. The new one-year agreement would allow both sides to work toward a long-term goal for animal control needs. As for the county, officials will vote Tuesday.
"Ultimately, what this will do would provide general recourses, additional governance by both bodies and hopefully establish a plan to go forward in the future; not only for the facility, but for the recourses and the services to our citizens," said County Administrative Officer John Nilon.
Under the new deal, the city will agree to pay the county 840 thousand dollars more which includes upgrades for the facility.