WAGS looks like it’s the winner

THE WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL is expected on Wednesday to award an animal shelter service contract to the incumbent provider – Westminster Adoption Group and Services (Andy Leo/Flickr).

A decision by the Westminster City Council on Wednesday could set some tails a-wagging for WAGS.

The council will take up a recommendation from city staff to approve a contract with Westminster Adoption Group and Services to provide animal shelter services for the city. The proposed contract would be for three fiscal years – 2020 to 2023 – in the amount of $550,000 for the first year with two option-year renewals.

A 2 percent annual increase to the contract price would take place at the beginning of each fiscal year, beginning on July 1, 2021.

If the contract is approved, two one-year renewals for 2023 and 2024 are also possible.

WAGS also provides animal shelter services for the City of Stanton.

A request for proposals for such services brought in bids from WAGS ­– which has held the contract since 2016 – and the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach.

In recent weeks, many orange-shirted supporters of WAGS have appeared before the city council and asked that its contract be renewed. They praised it and criticized its competitor.

Also on Wednesday night, the council will consider the proposed parks and recreation facilities master plan.

The council will meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m., and in open session at 7 p.m. in its chambers in the Civic Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd.



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