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File #: 19-0797   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/10/2019
Title: Approval of Budget Modification No. 4 to Appropriate $950,000 of Development Enterprise Reserves to Project 829571 - Fire Prevention Construction-Related Permitting.
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approval of Budget Modification No. 4 to Appropriate $950,000 of Development Enterprise Reserves to Project 829571 - Fire Prevention Construction-Related Permitting.

Report
BACKGROUND
On February 9, 2016, Council approved RTC No. 15-0988 appropriating funds to add staff positions in the departments of Community Development, Public Works and Public Safety to respond to the workload needs for development and environmental review, construction permitting and construction inspections. Two fire protection engineer (FPE) positions were added to the Department of Public Safety ("DPS") and funds were appropriated to special projects to support contracts for on-call building inspection and fire inspection services.

Initial recruitment efforts to fill three vacant FPE positions did not result in the placement of employees and on January 24, 2017, Council approved RTC No. 16-1022 appropriating $480,000 in Development Enterprise Fund Reserves to Project 829571 - Fire Prevention Construction-Related Permitting to increase available funding for the temporary personnel service agreements needed for fire protection system plan review and inspection services for new construction.

Due to growing development activity and continued staff vacancies, Council approved RTC No. 17-1135 on January 23, 2018 and appropriated an additional $500,000 from the Development Enterprise Reserve to Project 829571 - Fire Prevention Construction-Related Permitting to further support the need for temporary personnel services.

On December 11, 2018, Council approved RTC No. 18-038 and appropriated an additional $445,000 to Project 829751 - Fire Prevention Construction-Related Permitting to support temporary personnel services contracts. Additionally, this action delegated the authority to the City Manager to extend and amend the temporary personnel services agreement with Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC, DPS' primary contractor providing construction-related permitting s...

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