Board approves answer to grand jury report on animal services

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Riverside County supervisors signed off Tuesday, Aug. 27, on an Executive Office response to a grand jury report critical of the way the Department of Animal Services handles payments collected by its officers in the field, citing safety and efficiency concerns.On a 5-0 vote without comment, the board of supervisors certified the county’s answer to the civil grand jury, which near the end of the last fiscal year issued findings that focused on alleged deficiencies regarding how payments are collected and processed by animal control officers.The county’s three-page answer to the panel stated that the issues which jurors found concerning have either been resolved or are close to resolution.The 19-member grand jury, which has Superior Court authority to investigate most any ma
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