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Bethel City Council Rejects Hybrid Code Enforcer, Dogcatcher Position

Oct 23, 2019

Bethel City Council decided not to fund the half-time dogcatcher, half-time city code-enforcer position.
Credit City of Bethel

Bethel City Council unanimously rejected adding a new city position, which would have employed a half-time dogcatcher, half-time city code-enforcer. 

“I do think this that is a position that is in great demand from the community,” said new council member Michelle DeWitt. “However, I think we are in a time when we really need to look at sustainability, and I would support revisiting this again in FY21 budget talks.”

Other council members also supported weighing the position against other needs during the city’s normal budgeting process.