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File #: 20-0464    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/23/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Approve and adopt the new Assistant Director of Planning and Building class specification; 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 061-2020 to add one FTE Assistant Director of Planning and Building allocation to the Planning and Building Department, effective the first payperiod following adoption; and 3) Direct that the related budget changes be incorporated in the FY 2020-21 Recommended Budget, to be effective July 1, 2020. FUNDING: General Fund, with some cost recovery through Permit Fees and Fines.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. C - Class Specifications, 4. Executed Resolution 061-2020
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Approve and adopt the new Assistant Director of Planning and Building class specification;
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 061-2020 to add one FTE Assistant Director of Planning and Building allocation to the Planning and Building Department, effective the first payperiod following adoption; and
3) Direct that the related budget changes be incorporated in the FY 2020-21 Recommended Budget, to be effective July 1, 2020.

FUNDING: General Fund, with some cost recovery through Permit Fees and Fines.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

The Planning & Building Department has seen significant program changes over the past two years. These resulted from voter-approved initiatives relative to Commercial Cannabis, the adoption of a new ordinance relative to the permitting and monitoring of Vacation Home Rentals, and the decision to begin a more proactive approach to Code Enforcement, as well as additional code enforcement responsibilities relative to Vacation Home Rentals and Vegetation Management.

These additional programs and workload increases have expanded the scope of work and responsibility of the Planning and Building Director without the addition of management level staff to oversee these programs. As a result, the Board requested options for a reorganization of the Department to ensure the success of the wide variety of programs.

Under this model, a new Assistant Director, Planning & Building position would likely be responsible for direct oversight of the Vacation Home Rental, Code Enforcement and Cannabis programs. Cemeteries and Airports would be assigned to Planning and Building as well, and this position would provide oversight for those programs. Oversight of the Parks Division would be assigned to the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. This structure will provide a true second-in-command for the Planning & Building Department, a position that does not currently exist b...

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