Category Archives: Board of Directors

Storm Clouds Over AC&C’s September 4, 2014 Board Meeting

The AC&C’s September 4th meeting of its Board of Directors got off to a bumpy start.  Only 5 of its 9 board members were present.  Missing were two “non-government” directors (Cohen (a former Department of Health Deputy Commissioner) and Hollander) … Continue reading

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June 19, 2014 AC&C Board Meeting: Will the AC&C Claim “Mission Accomplished” by 2015?

Attendance at the June 19th ACC Board meeting was predictably low due to short notice.. (Click here for an official video of the meeting.) There were the usual upbeat reports.  What was unprecedented was — at points during their presentations … Continue reading

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Who’s Telling the Truth?: A report on the April 23, 2014 AC&C Board Meeting

“To date, New York City’s shelter system has suffered from inadequate funding and irresponsible management resulting in the private sector non-profits . . . shouldering a disproportionate burden for rescuing animals.”  (Memorandum to Mayor Elect Bill De Blasio, dated November … Continue reading

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The April 23, 2014 AC&C Board meeting promises to be more user friendly

The notice announcing the AC&C’s upcoming board meeting offers two pleasant surprises: First, AC&C’s new Medical Director (Dr. Lisa Hara Levin) will present a report on her first 3 months at the AC&C and her plans for the future.  It appears … Continue reading

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AC&C’s January 2014 Annual Board Meeting: the Good, the Bad, and the Unmentionable.

5 of the 9 Board Members   4 of 9 ACC Board Members       While the recent AC&C Board Meeting bore a predictable similarity to all previous Board meetings — with Management claiming that things are great and getting better every … Continue reading

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Is the DOH the AC&C’s BFF? The September 26, 2013 AC&C board meeting

DETAILED REPORT ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AC&C BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING                 Progress has been “fantastic,” “incredible.”  AC&C has seen “great improvements.”             AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock. October 7, 2013 Anyone who attended the September 26th … Continue reading

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Last Call for AC&C Board of Directors Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 26th at 10:30 AM

LAST CALL! JOIN US THURSDAY SEPT. 26TH AT 10:30 AM FOR THE AC&C BOARD MEETING 5 AC&C Directors, Including Two New Faces Back in 1997 our predecessors on Shelter Reform Action Committee’s board sued the Department of Health to open … Continue reading

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Department of Health Tightens Its Grip on the AC&C Board

September 12, 2013 The AC&C’s website was recently updated to reflect new faces on the AC&C board.  For example, there’s a new NYPD representative:  Thomas Chan, the new chief of NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau. As we reported a few weeks … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg Appoints New AC&C Director (NYC AC&C Board)

We spotted something new on the  “Leadership” page of the AC&C’s website. Mayor Bloomberg has appointed a new member to the AC&C board, filling a seat that’s been … inexplicably …. empty for well over a year. The newest AC&C … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUNE 14, 2013 AC&C BOARD MEETING

Highlights of the June 14, 2013 AC&C Board Meeting “I’m trying to answer your question why animals get euthanized.  They get sick.  They get very sick.”  AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock.  (Click here for a video of Weinstock responding to … Continue reading

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Risa Weinstock Named AC&C Executive Director, Shedding “Interim” title

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Risa Weinstock was tapped to be the AC&C’s newest Executive Director.  Click here for the AC&C Press Release. Here’s what the Department of Health and the AC&C Board had to say … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATES: June 7th and June 14th Key Meetings Involving AC&C

June is shaping up to be a busy month for meetingss involving the AC&C. For example, we just learned that the NYC Health Committee has scheduled a very important hearing for Friday, June 7th.  The meeting agenda includes 2 resolutions … Continue reading

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“Dream” Agenda for June 14th AC&C Board Meeting

  The last meeting of the AC&C board was in January 2013.  In anticipation of the upcoming June 14th AC&C Board meeting, here’s a list of issues we predict will be included the agenda… as well as some the Board is … Continue reading

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Promises. Promises. The Department of Health Giveth . . . and Taketh Away.

NOW YOU SEE THE PROMISED MONIES. NOW YOU DON’T.    We spotted something quite odd in the January 2013 Financial Plan published by the City’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  The OMB proposes how to fill gaps in the … Continue reading

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Highlights of the January 2013 AC&C Annual Board Meeting

SYNOPSIS OF THE JANUARY 31, 2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AC&C BOARD OF DIRECTORS For the first time in the AC&C’s history, a non-government director is named Chairman.  And that means what? As previously reported, the January 2013 Annual Meeting … Continue reading

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Can Non-Government AC&C Directors wrest control of the AC&C Board from the Department of Health?

We recently reported that, for the first time, there’s a non-government director serving as AC&C chairman.  We don’t know what went on in the private session of the January 31st board meeting. In case anyone thinks that now it will … Continue reading

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Something surprising happened at the January 31, 2013 Annual AC&C Board Meeting

If you knew absolutely nothing about New York City’s Animal Care & Control and you attended an AC&C Board Meeting, you’d come away thinking that everything’s great at the AC&C and getting better every day. And the recent January 31, … Continue reading

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The AC&C’s Sudden Interest In Creating an Adoptions Staff and Filling Empty Executive Slots

SUDDENLY THE AC&C WANTS TO CREATE AN ADOPTIONS STAFF AND FILL LONG EMPTY EXECUTIVE POSITIONS According to a recent Wall Street Journal puff piece on the AC&C, shelter management is suddenly looking to hire “Adoptions Staff.”  Originally Management planned to … Continue reading

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AC&C Annual Board Meeting Announced: Thursday, January 31, at 10 AM

IT’S OFFICIAL! AC&C ANNUAL MEETING OF ITS BOARD OF  DIRECTORS THURSDAY  JANUARY 31, 2013  10AM – 11 AM   Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley has allowed AC&C Chairman (the very same Dr. Farley) to post a notice … Continue reading

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Department of Health’s Response to MBP Stringer’s Searing Report on the AC&C and Call for Change

Photograph Courtesy of Bethany Obrecht On January 6, 2013 MBP Scott Stringer addressed a crowd assembled near a dog run in Riverside Park.  He unveiled his report entitled “Led Astray: Reforming NYC’s Animal Care & Control.”  Mr. Stringer described the … Continue reading

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