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r <br />ORDINANCE NO.1420 <br />URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />CHANGING THE MANNER OF SETTING ANIMAL <br />LICENSING AND CONTROL FEES. <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS does ordain as <br />follows: <br />SECTION 1. <br />The portion of section 5 -2 of the Town Code concerning section B4 -41 <br />of the County of Santa Clara Ordinance Code is repealed. <br />SECTION 2. <br />Section 5 -2 of the Town Code is amended by adding: <br />Whenever Division B4 of the County of Santa Clara Ordinance <br />Code provides that the Board of Supervisors sets fees by <br />resolution, as to such matters in the Town, the Town Council <br />sets the fees, also by resolution. <br />SECTION 3. <br />This is an urgency ordinance. It takes effect immediately on <br />adoption. The facts justifying its adoption as an urgency ordinance <br />are: (1) Practically all safety- and health - related functions of animal <br />control are performed for the Town by the County of Santa Clara, (2) The <br />County's animal control activities are funded principally by license and <br />similar fees, (3) the County's system for collecting and accounting for <br />the fees necessitates that the fees be uniform in the unincorporated and <br />incorporated areas, (4) if the fees are not uniform it will be <br />impractical or unreasonably expensive to collect them, and (5) the County <br />may have to reduce or withdraw its essential animal control services. <br />SECTION 4. <br />The Town Clerk of the Town of Los Gatos shall cause this <br />ordinance to be published once within 15 days after its adoption in a <br />