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File #: 07-1783    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/31/2007 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/5/2008 Final action: 2/5/2008
Title: Staff providing information regarding the establishment of an Angora permitting center to exclusively process building permits within the Angora Fire burn area through December 31, 2008; and requesting Board direction pertaining to same . (Cont'd 1/29/08, Item 24)
Attachments: 1. Memo from L. Gill rcvd 12-3-07.pdf, 2. Letter from District II, rcvd 1-7-08.pdf, 3. Graph of permits issued by Tahoe Office rcvd 1-8-08.pdf, 4. Angora Fire Permit Activity Summary rcvd 1-8-08.pdf, 5. Ltr to Sup. Santiago from M. Sabbaghian rcvd 1-29-08.pdf, 6. Dev. Srvs. 1-29-08 rcvd 1-29-08.pdf, 7. Workload Indicators 1-29-08.pdf, 8. Process through Permit Center 1-29-08.pdf, 9. Power Point - Building Division.pdf
Title
Staff providing information regarding the establishment of an Angora permitting center to exclusively process building permits within the Angora Fire burn area through December 31, 2008; and requesting Board direction pertaining to same . (Cont'd 1/29/08, Item 24)
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $396,535

Funding
Budgeted $
New Funding $ 297,401
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $
Change To Net County Cost $99,134

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: The Net County Cost for FY 2007-08 and FY 2008-09 is $49,567 for a total of $99,134.

Reason for Recommendation:
The Development Services department anticipates receiving 100 single family permits in the Angora burn area in the next two to three months. This will be in addition to the 100 permits issued on an annual basis for projects throughout the area. The establishment of a separate permit center for Angora fire victims will allow an expedited permitting process while meeting the service needs of normal permit activity.

In October 2007, the Human Services Department vacated space located at 1029 Takela that would accommodate additional staff and operations. The Red Cross and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) have expressed interest in co-locating and occupying space within this facility.

TRPA received a $95,000 grant from the State for two years to hire an additional staff position to meet increased workload demands from rebuilding after the Angora fire. The county’s portion of this multi-agency funding proposal was denied because the County waived building permit fees. However, the County has received assurances from State OES that County costs are eligible for 75% reimbursement through the California Disaster Assistance Act. In those instances where an applicant is not eligible for the fee waiver, State OES has made it clear that any fees collected from permits must be remitted to the State ...

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