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File #: 18-1308    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/16/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/18/2018 Final action: 9/18/2018
Title: Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 194-2018 amending the AQMD Fiscal Year 2018-19 approved Personnel Resolution for AQMD: 1) Delete 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) Development Aide II; 2) Add 1.0 FTE Air Quality Technician; 3) Add 1.0 FTE Senior Air Quality Engineer to AQMD; 4) Provide authorization to the Director of Human Resources to make, if needed, any technical corrections to the authorized personnel allocations for AQMD; and 5) Approve the related budget transfer. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: 60% Permit Revenues, 33% State Surcharge Fees and 7% State Subvention.
Attachments: 1. A - AQMD Allocation Change Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval of Resolution, 3. C - Budget Transfer Request, 4. Executed Resolution 194-2018, 5. Executed Budget Transfer
Title
Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 194-2018 amending the AQMD Fiscal Year 2018-19 approved Personnel Resolution for AQMD:
1) Delete 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) Development Aide II;
2) Add 1.0 FTE Air Quality Technician;
3) Add 1.0 FTE Senior Air Quality Engineer to AQMD;
4) Provide authorization to the Director of Human Resources to make, if needed, any technical corrections to the authorized personnel allocations for AQMD; and
5) Approve the related budget transfer. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: 60% Permit Revenues, 33% State Surcharge Fees and 7% State Subvention.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors approve and authorize the deletion of the Development Aide position from, and the addition of the Air Quality Technician and Senior Air Quality Engineer positions to the AQMD Fiscal Year 2018-19 approved Personnel Resolution.
DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
AQMD is updating its staffing to improve public service, comply with regulatory program implementation requirements, adapt to the increased workload and establish succession planning.
Development Aide to Air Quality Technician:
In 2005, the Board adopted AQMD Fugitive Dust Rule 223-1 and Asbestos Dust Rule 223-2. These rules required dust control plans for grading projects. From 2005 through 2010, AQMD employed a Development Technician that reviewed and approved 99% of the dust plans over the counter. That allocation was eliminated in 2010, because of the economic downturn and the incumbent's retirement. Subsequently, the dust plan review and approval task was assigned to the Air Quality Specialists. Because the Specialists spend the majority of their time working in the field conducting source inspections and responding to complaints, average dust plan processing time increased from 15 minut...

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