Animal Control Program Advisory Board

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Animal Control Program Advisory Board

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Legislative Reference

Resolution No. 90-367, dated June 12, 1990; bylaws reorganized on April 30, 2002, Resolution No. 02-165.

By-Laws of the Animal Control Program Advisory Board 


The Board consists of nine members. Each Supervisor appoints one member, and the Director of Health appoints four members. The membership should include representatives from the following professions:

  • Veterinary profession;
  • Educational Community
  • Agricultural Community
  • Cities
  • Pet Owner Associations and Clubs
  • Kennel and Pet Shop Operators
  • Concerned Citizens

Ex-officio members shall include Representatives of:

  • Chief Animal Control Officer
  • Sheriff
  • District Attorney
  • Agricultural Commissioner
  • Monterey Superior Court
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey County, Inc. (SPCA)


The terms of office of members are 3 years commencing on the first of July, with staggered terms, so that one-third of the members’ terms expire July 1 of each year.

Qualifications & Functions:

The Advisory Board will review and analyze Title 8 of the Monterey County Code (Animal Control); review and evaluate the animal control program needs, services, facilities, and budget; advise and assist in public information and public relations activities of the County Animal Control Program; and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors through the Director of Health.

Meeting Date, Time, and Place:

The Board shall establish a regular meeting date and time, which shall not be less than quarterly.

Staff Contact

Cynthia Burnham, Management Specialist, Phone No. (831) 769-8796

Supervisors Appointees

District Name Appointed Expires
1 Mike Richards
02-27-2018 07-01-2020
2 Darla Smith 07-17-2018 07-01-2021
3 Basil Smith 07-18-2017 07-01-2020
4 Debra Long
11-14-2017 07-01-2020
5 David A. Alexander 06-25-2019 07-01-2022

Health Director's At large Appointments

District Name Appointed Expires
At-Large- Education Community
Tom Bailey
At-Large - Citizen Representative

At-Large Susan Salcedo 12-08-2015 07-01-2018
At-Large Veterinary Professional
Frank Kocher, DVM
 09-12-2017  07-01-2018
Ex-Officio Chief Animal Control Officer Dr. Edward Moreno N/A
Ex-Officio Sheriff Stephen Bernal N/A
Ex-Officio Agricultural Commissioner New Representative N/A
Ex-Officio Superior Court Vacant N/A
Ex-Officio SPCA Scott Delucchi

Updated 12-23-2019, jgp