7-12-365  Coyote management program.
   The executive director shall establish and maintain a coyote management program and response guide based on research and best practices, using public education, followed by humane hazing, as primary management methods. The executive director shall professionally assess the pertinent geography to determine how humane hazing can be applied in specific instances. The executive director shall use lethal force only if a coyote has approached a human and growled, bared teeth, or lunged, or has injured or killed an escorted/on-leash pet, or has injured a human.
   The executive director shall produce and provide a progress report to the City Council Committee on Health and Human Relations on or before October 15th of each year in the event of any new information regarding coyote management efforts during that year.
(Added Coun. J. 7-20-16, p. 28722, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-20-19, p. 9510, Art. II, § 11)