Environmental Protection and Growth Management


Department


Environmental Protection and Growth Management

GENERAL FUND

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Percent Change
FY19-FY20

Positions FY19
Budget

Positions FY20
Budget

Administration

$1,218,928

$1,201,980

$1,288,590

7%

5

5

Animal Care and Adoption

$5,904,203

$6,147,260

$6,884,850

12%

73

78

Environmental Engineering and Permitting

$2,983,055

$3,181,770

$3,323,540

4%

38

38

Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment

$182,819

$204,060

$469,870

130%

2

4

Environmental Planning and Community Resilience

$4,020,435

$3,663,050

$3,875,840

6%

30

31

Planning and Development Management

$3,760,330

$3,873,660

$4,960,040

28%

32

37

Environmental and Consumer Protection

$4,688,144

$4,923,530

$4,941,380

0%

53

52

Subtotal

$22,757,914

$23,195,310

$25,744,110

11%

233

245

OTHER FUNDS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Percent Change
FY19-FY20

Positions FY19
Budget

Positions FY20
Budget

Animal Care Trust Fund

$1,398,331

$1,655,750

$2,079,750

26%

1

1

Environmental Engineering and Permitting Contracts

$1,086,753

$1,435,280

$1,734,590

21%

11

11

Air Pollution Trust Fund

$1,423,864

$1,630,500

$1,622,500

0%

13

13

Building Code Services Special Purpose Fund

$5,730,053

$18,916,770

$21,698,170

15%

54

54

Licensing, Elevator and Regulatory

$4,738,763

$10,472,260

$11,349,950

8%

50

50

Manatee Protection Fund

$839,461

$1,650,100

$2,068,370

25%

2

2

Housing Finance Fund

$669,397

$781,930

$790,250

1%

4

4

Community Development Grant Fund

$0

$8,858,500

$8,546,200

(4)%

22

22

Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Contracts

$975,572

$1,900,470

$2,370,950

25%

6

10

Pollution Recovery Trust

$224,155

$1,524,750

$1,495,500

(2)%

1

1

Impact Fee Surcharge Trust

$0

$161,750

$212,750

32%

0

0

Zoning and Code Enforcement / Broward Municipal Service District

$791,954

$772,610

$809,130

5%

8

8

Environmental and Consumer Protection Contracts

$372,474

$796,700

$884,700

11%

4

4

Subtotal

$18,250,777

$50,557,370

$55,662,810

10%

176

180

Grand Total

$41,008,691

$73,752,680

$81,406,920

10%

409

425

Division


Administration

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Administration

$1,218,928

$1,201,980

$1,288,590

Total

$1,218,928

$1,201,980

$1,288,590

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Miscellaneous Revenue

$3,265

$0

$0

Total

$3,265

$0

$0

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$802,239

$788,810

$871,010

Operating Expenses

$415,414

$413,170

$417,580

Capital Outlay

$1,275

$0

$0

Total

$1,218,928

$1,201,980

$1,288,590

Total Positions

5

5

5

BUDGET VARIANCES

$86,610 Normal Increases and Decreases
82,200 Personnel Services
4,410 Operating Expense
$86,610 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Administration

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Environmental Protection and Growth Management Administration plans, designs, and coordinates the activities of the Department with County Administration, Division Directors, and program managers, and ensures continued efficiency, productivity, and compliance with Commission goals and policies. The Department is responsible for developing environmental policy and standards to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of Broward County; promoting climate change initiatives and sustainability planning; administering applicable chapters of the Broward County Code; administering civil enforcement activities; coordinating the needs of affordable housing; administering and funding housing programs; providing general planning services to the public; managing funding for redevelopment activities; overseeing plan reviews, permit issuance, and inspection process through enforcement of the Florida Building Code and Broward County Zoning Code; addressing the regional impact issues of proposed developments; enforcing animal care and regulation ordinance through the development and management of supporting programs, including adoptions, shelter operations, clinics, humane education, public relations, and animal license tag sales; and enforcing community standards through property inspections relating to landscaping and overall aesthetic improvements, assessments, and referrals.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$1,218,928

$1,201,980

$1,288,590

Total Positions

5

5

5

Animal Care and Adoption

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Animal Care and Adoption

$5,904,203

$6,147,260

$6,884,850

Total

$5,904,203

$6,147,260

$6,884,850

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$300

$0

$0

Intergovernmental Revenue

($802)

$0

$0

Charges for Services

$2,064,793

$2,211,000

$2,139,000

Judgement and Fines

$90,426

$60,000

$60,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$8,582

$200

$200

Total

$2,163,299

$2,271,200

$2,199,200

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$4,816,221

$5,068,740

$5,594,250

Operating Expenses

$1,081,931

$1,071,520

$1,183,600

Capital Outlay

$6,051

$7,000

$107,000

Total

$5,904,203

$6,147,260

$6,884,850

Total Positions

73

73

78

BUDGET VARIANCES

$193,170 Normal Increases and Decreases
179,040 Personnel Services
14,130 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$369,720 Increase in personnel services ($201,470) to fund five positions, operating expenses ($68,250), and capital outlay ($100,000) to cover six months of costs related to the implementation of the animal care clinic. Future revenues are expected to cover ongoing costs.
$145,000 Increase in personnel services to fund 8 part-time kennel workers.
$29,700 Increase in operating expenses associated with chemical purchases, background checks, and non-recurring IT upgrades of $12,000.
$737,590 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Animal Care and Adoption

GOAL STATEMENT

To promote responsible pet ownership and community safety, reunite the lost, rescue the neglected, increase adoptions, and reduce pet population by offering low-cost sterilization options to our community.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of animals sterilized

4,940

5,000

5,000

Number of rabies registration licenses sold

123,108

131,000

131,000

Number of animals sheltered (intake)

13,469

12,000

12,000

Number of animals adopted

5,657

6,100

6,100

Number of animals released to rescue groups

1,262

1,600

1,600

Number of visitors to the shelter

56,454

64,000

64,000

Number of volunteer hours

9,266

9,000

10,000

Number of educational outreach programs

186

200

200

Number of foster hours

181,857

145,000

150,000

Number of pets returned to their owners at the shelter

998

1,040

1,040

Number of animals returned to their owners via the Free Ride Home Program

483

600

600

Number of free or low-cost sterilizations and community wellness services performed

No Data

7,100

6,000

Average response time per call (minutes)

49

37

37

External customer satisfaction rating

4.62

4.70

4.70

Live release rate %

75

80

90

Compliance percentage after warning

24

30

30

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Animal Care and Adoption Division is responsible for the administration of the County's animal care and adoption functions as well as the enforcement of Chapter 4 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances and Florida statutes pertaining to dogs and cats. The Division consists of six operational sections:

(1)    Field Services responds to requests for assistance regarding lost, sick, injured, and dangerous dogs and cats, provides community outreach, education, and enforces provisions of Chapter 4 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances.

(2)    Sheltering includes intake services for field impounds, animals brought from other municipalities, and stray and owner surrendered cats and dogs brought to the facility. This section attempts to divert intake by matching citizens with needed resources. Sheltering also includes daily care of dogs and cats such as feeding, cleaning of pet housing, and adoption support for citizens.

(3)    Clinic Services provides routine examinations, tests, immunizations, and treatments for dogs and cats in the Division’s care. The Clinic’s veterinary staff also provides sterilizations and emergency treatment as necessary.

(4)    Public Education and Outreach is coordinated by staff involved with lifesaving programs. This section provides adoption marketing, plans special events, coordinates foster and off-site adoption placement, offers humane education programs, and generally informs the public about Division services, alerts, events, activities, programs, ordinance enforcement, and volunteer opportunities. A monthly low-cost rabies vaccination and license clinic is coordinated by this section.

(5)    Licensing is responsible for the management, data entry and distribution of rabies licenses for the entire county.

(6)    Customer Service provides public point-of-contact for various services and programs sponsored by the Divsion.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, a veterinarian, administrative coordinator, and three veterinary technicians are funded for six months to operate the animal care clinic.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$5,904,203

$6,147,260

$6,884,850

Total Positions

73

73

78

Division



Animal Care Trust Fund


SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Animal Care Trust Fund

$1,398,331

$1,655,750

$2,079,750

Total

$1,398,331

$1,655,750

$2,079,750

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$1,200

$0

$0

Charges for Services

$939,993

$870,000

$870,000

Judgement and Fines

$20,580

$20,000

$20,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$230,715

$0

$0

Interest and Other Earnings

$21,367

$15,000

$15,000

Fund Balance

$1,590,000

$796,000

$1,220,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($45,250)

($45,250)

Total

$2,803,855

$1,655,750

$2,079,750

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$52,254

$73,000

$86,880

Operating Expenses

$1,346,077

$1,090,650

$1,190,650

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$492,100

$802,220

Total

$1,398,331

$1,655,750

$2,079,750

Total Positions

1

1

1

BUDGET VARIANCES

$100,000 Increase in operating expenses due to budgeting of the General Trust within the Animal Care Trust Fund.
$432,000 Increase in reserves due to budgeting of the General Trust within the Animal Care Trust Fund.
-$108,000 Normal Increases and Decreases
13,880 Personnel Services
(121,880) Reserves
$424,000 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Animal Care Trust Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Animal Care Trust Fund includes four areas: the Sterilization Trust, the Adoption Marketing Trust, the General Trust, and the Bite Victim Trust.

The Sterilization Trust includes programs such as Spay-And-Neuter, Return-To-Field, and Trap-Neuter-Release. The Sterilization Trust is funded through a $3 surcharge on the first 100,000 pet licenses sold each fiscal year and 100% of license fee revenue thereafter. Funds are also collected from fees of residents who reclaim their unsterilized pets and any excess funds over $20,000 from the Victim Trust.

The Adoption Marketing Trust provides for marketing relating to adoption services. This program is funded through a $1 surcharge on pet licenses. The Victims Trust assists victims unable to pay their medical bills occurring as a result of animal attacks. Victims can be a person or an animal.

The General Trust consists of funds donated to the Animal Care and Adoption Division are used according to the donor’s wishes. If the donor does not designate a specific purpose then funds are used for general animal welfare.

The Bite Victim Trust assists those who are unable to pay their medical bills occurring as a result of animal attacks. The Bite Victim Trust is funded through bite fees, gifts, grants, and other revenue to pay for medical expenses of dog or cat bite victims. This trust is capped at $20,000—excess revenue is deposited in the Sterilization Trust.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$1,398,331

$1,655,750

$2,079,750

Total Positions

1

1

1

Division



Environmental Engineering and Permitting

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Air Quality

$476,385

$600,470

$663,080

Environmental Engineering and Permitting Administration

$441,143

$524,070

$540,460

Waste Regulation

$359,322

$276,270

$292,270

Environmental Assessment and Remediation

$321,547

$309,020

$320,080

Water and Environmental Licensing

$1,384,658

$1,471,940

$1,507,650

Total

$2,983,055

$3,181,770

$3,323,540

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$2,000

$7,000

$10,800

Charges for Services

$1,505,266

$1,240,110

$1,202,560

Licenses

$1,480,167

$1,154,750

$1,431,470

Miscellaneous Revenue

($5,339)

$0

$0

Total

$2,982,094

$2,401,860

$2,644,830

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$2,822,225

$3,026,150

$3,137,600

Operating Expenses

$146,138

$153,520

$183,840

Capital Outlay

$14,692

$2,100

$2,100

Total

$2,983,055

$3,181,770

$3,323,540

Total Positions

38

38

38

BUDGET VARIANCES

$123,190 Normal Increases and Decreases
92,870 Personnel Services
30,320 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$18,580 Increase in personnel services to provide funding for a part-time position for the Asbestos program which is supported through program revenues.
$141,770 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Air Quality

GOAL STATEMENT

To protect air, water, soil, and other natural resources for the residents and visitors of Broward County by sustaining and enhancing the overall air quality in Broward County.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of air quality outreach and education events coordinated or attended by staff

82

100

100

Percent of days when the outdoor air quality is good

78

80

80

Percent of inspected facilities that are in compliance

100

95

95

Percent of asbestos sites inspected

45

45

50

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Air Quality program is a state-approved local program established pursuant to Section 403 F.S. The program is responsible for protecting and enhancing air quality in Broward County by monitoring air quality to demonstrate compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and by preventing and controlling emissions from commercial, industrial, and motor vehicle air pollution through regulations, compliance and enforcement. The Air Quality Program also prevents air pollution generated by asbestos removal and demolition projects; prevents air pollution through public education; and prevents air pollution through long term air quality planning, greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies, and promoting cleaner fuels and modes of transportation.

The Air Quality program derives its legislative authority, mandates, and funding from federal, state, and local authorities. The Broward County Air Quality program has been delegated specific authority by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to implement the air quality program in the County and is the recipient of several federal grants and state contracts with air quality protection objectives.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$476,385

$600,470

$663,080

Total Positions

12

12

12

Section

Environmental Engineering and Permitting Administration

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Environmental Engineering and Permitting Administration provides direction, oversight, and support to the various Division programs, grants, and contracts.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$441,143

$524,070

$540,460

Total Positions

3

4

4

Section

Waste Regulation GOAL STATEMENT

To protect the quality of air, water, soil, and other natural resources of Broward County, as well as the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens by regulating solid waste activities and transportation activities of discarded hazardous materials, sludge, and biomedical waste through licensing, inspections, and enforcement actions.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of licenses and permits issued or renewed

160

200

174

Number of regulatory inspections performed

193

160

192

Inspections performed per FTE

64

54

64

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Waste Regulation Section regulates solid waste activities and transportation activities associated with discarded hazardous materials, sludge, and biomedical waste through licensing, inspections, and enforcement actions. It derives its legislative authority for regulating solid waste facilities and discarded hazardous materials from Broward County’s Natural Resource Protection Code Chapter 27. The program has delegated authority for solid waste program permitting, compliance, and enforcement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to regulate several types of facilities/activities including solid waste management facilities, landfills, and waste processing facilities.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$359,322

$276,270

$292,270

Total Positions

4

3

3

Section

Environmental Assessment and Remediation

GOAL STATEMENT

To restore the groundwater, soil, and surface waters of Broward County and protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens and visitors by assessing and cleaning up environmental contamination and by ensuring that contaminated sites are used or redeveloped in a safe and beneficial manner.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of contaminated sites remediated

57

40

55

Number of contaminated sites not yet granted regulatory closure

731

710

685

Number of contaminated sites remediated closed to date

1,756

1,770

1,815

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Environmental Assessment and Remediation (EAR) Section oversees the cleanup of petroleum-contaminated sites through a contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the cleanup of non-petroleum contaminated sites through a licensing program, and the cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfield sites through a delegation of the Brownfield Redevelopment Program from the FDEP. The EAR Section is also responsible for ensuring that construction-related activities on contaminated sites do not cause further environmental degradation or impacts to human health.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$321,547

$309,020

$320,080

Total Positions

3

3

3

Section

Water and Environmental Licensing

GOAL STATEMENT

To preserve, protect, and enhance water resources and natural resources in Broward County through effective implementation of regulatory programs designed to reduce stormwater/non-point source pollution, encourage effective uses of the County's water resources, protect property from flooding, provide effective conveyance and treatment of domestic wastewater, preserve and protect freshwater and coastal wetlands, and maintain the County's urban forest.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of water licenses/permits issued/renewed

823

860

860

Number of regulatory water inspections performed

199

300

300

Number of water violations addressed via enforcement actions

324

400

400

Number of water licenses processed per FTE

119

86

86

Number of aquatic/wetland licenses/permits issued

1,532

950

950

Number of aquatic/wetland regulatory inspections performed

517

300

300

Number of aquatic/wetland violations addressed via enforcement actions

21

25

25

Number of tree removal licenses issued/renewed

136

160

160

Tree inspections performed

981

900

900

Tree licenses processed per FTE

69

80

80

Percent of inspected facilities found to be in compliance with water permit/license conditions

99

99

99

Percentage of municipal storm sewer systems monitored found meeting surface water quality standards

95

98

98

Tree inspections per employee

491

450

450

Percent of inspected facilities in compliance with permit/license conditions

85

90

90

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Water and Environmental Licensing Section coordinates: (1) the Non-Domestic Wastewater Program, which licenses facilities with industrial discharges entering ground and surface waters; (2) the Domestic Wastewater Program, which administers the County and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) program for licensing domestic sanitary sewer systems; (3) the Surface Water Management Program, which licenses construction of surface water management systems and administers the FDEP and South Florida Water Management District Environmental Resource Permitting program in areas outside of independent drainage districts; (4) the Aquatic and Wetland Resources program, which licenses construction within the County’s wetlands and surface waters and administers the FDEP and South Florida Water Management District Environmental Resource Permitting program in areas outside of independent drainage districts; and (5) the Tree Preservation Program, which licenses tree removal and regulates tree pruning.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$1,384,658

$1,471,940

$1,507,650

Total Positions

16

16

16

Division



Environmental Engineering and Permitting Contracts

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Petroleum Cleanup

$758,511

$800,000

$837,000

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

$328,242

$635,280

$897,590

Total

$1,086,753

$1,435,280

$1,734,590

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Licenses

$734,069

$398,280

$408,200

Miscellaneous Revenue

$794,347

$800,000

$803,000

Fund Balance

$85,000

$237,000

$543,800

Less Five Percent

$0

$0

($20,410)

Total

$1,613,416

$1,435,280

$1,734,590

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$1,048,474

$1,099,160

$1,159,650

Operating Expenses

$32,611

$61,140

$60,420

Capital Outlay

$5,668

$0

$0

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$274,980

$514,520

Total

$1,086,753

$1,435,280

$1,734,590

Total Positions

11

11

11

BUDGET VARIANCES

$239,540 Increase in reserves due to an increase in fund balance as a result of an increase to license revenues collected in prior years.
$59,770 Normal Increases and Decreases
60,490 Personnel Services
(720) Operating Expense
$299,310 TOTAL INCREASE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Compliance Program: conducts pollution source control projects designed to reduce illicit discharge of pollutants into the County’s water. Staff provides these services under terms of a contracted agreement among 27 Broward municipalities, FDOT, and unincorporated Broward County. This program is designed to achieve compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements authorized by the Clean Water Act. The Cooling Tower Licensing: Responsible for licensing the operation, management, and renewal of operational licenses of cooling towers that are not using reclaimed water within the geographic boundaries of Broward County.

This Petroleum Cleanup consists of work conducted pursuant to Broward County’s Petroleum Cleanup Contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; chief responsibilities are to ensure that petroleum-contaminated sites are assessed and cleaned up in accordance with federal, state, and local law, to oversee the expenditure of state funds to approved contractors for design and implementation work, and to maintain accurate technical and fiscal records related to the Contract.

Division


Air Pollution Trust Fund

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Air Pollution Trust Fund

$1,423,864

$1,630,500

$1,622,500

Total

$1,423,864

$1,630,500

$1,622,500

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$1,397,389

$1,380,000

$1,380,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$22,615

$0

$0

Interest and Other Earnings

$12,657

$10,000

$10,000

Fund Balance

$878,000

$310,000

$302,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($69,500)

($69,500)

Total

$2,310,661

$1,630,500

$1,622,500

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$821,851

$932,970

$924,170

Operating Expenses

$221,858

$226,950

$298,060

Capital Outlay

$365,255

$267,000

$171,000

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$203,580

$229,270

Transfer To Building Code Service Fund (10020)

$14,900

$0

$0

Total

$1,423,864

$1,630,500

$1,622,500

Total Positions

13

13

13

BUDGET VARIANCES

($195,000) Normal Increases and Decreases
(8,800) Personnel Services
(19,890) Operating Expense
(192,000) Capital Outlay Expense
25,690 Reserves
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$91,000 Increase in operating expenses associated with the design and demolition of air monitoring sites.
$96,000 Increase in capital outlay for the purchase of equipment and a vehicle to be used for the outreach program.
($8,000) TOTAL DECREASE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Florida Air Pollution Control Trust Fund (Air Trust), was established under the authority of Section 320.03(6) Florida Statutes (F.S.). The source of the funding is a $1.00 fee charged on every vehicle tag registration sold, transferred or replaced. For any county which has an approved local air pollution control program, as provided in Section 403.182 F.S., $0.75 of the fees from each registration sold in the county must be returned to that county and used only for air pollution control programs. If at the end of the fiscal year, the Air Trust fund has an unencumbered balance of more than 50% of the preceding year's allocation, the local program will receive $0.50 of every $1.00 collected.

The Air Quality program is a state approved local air quality program established pursuant to Section 403 F.S. and is responsible for protecting and enhancing air quality in Broward County by monitoring to assess air quality and to demonstrate compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards; preventing and controlling emissions from commercial, industrial and motor vehicle air pollution through regulations and compliance; preventing air pollution through public education; preventing air pollution through long term air quality planning, greenhouse gas emissions inventories and reduction strategies; and promoting cleaner fuels and modes of transportation.

The Air Quality Program derives its legislative authority, mandates and funding from federal, state, and local authorities. In addition, the Air Quality Program has been delegated specific authority by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to implement the air quality program in the County and is the recipient of several federal grants and state contracts with air quality protection objectives.

Division



Building Code Services Special Purpose Fund

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Building Code Administration

$1,027,144

$951,930

$1,016,290

Building Code - Unincorporated / Airport

$2,182,985

$15,234,170

$16,828,170

Building Code - Contract Cities

$2,519,924

$2,730,670

$3,853,710

Total

$5,730,053

$18,916,770

$21,698,170

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$5,221,148

$5,915,000

$5,935,000

Charges for Services

$646,777

$544,000

$771,000

Judgement and Fines

$15,901

$26,000

$26,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$2,857

$3,000

$2,000

Interest and Other Earnings

$191,601

$0

$0

Fund Balance

$12,552,000

$12,428,000

$14,956,900

Less Five Percent

$0

($324,400)

($354,800)

Transfer From General Fund (10010)

$99,280

$21,570

$58,070

Transfer From Licensing Elevator and Regulatory Fund (10050)

$300,560

$303,600

$304,000

Transfer From Manatee Protection Fund (10075)

$7,410

$0

$0

Transfer From Air Pollution Trust (11205)

$14,900

$0

$0

Total

$19,052,434

$18,916,770

$21,698,170

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$4,519,817

$5,136,190

$5,265,300

Operating Expenses

$1,088,151

$845,580

$1,168,170

Capital Outlay

$122,085

$0

$500

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$12,901,100

$15,264,200

Transfers Out

$0

$33,900

$0

Total

$5,730,053

$18,916,770

$21,698,170

Total Positions

54

54

54

BUDGET VARIANCES

$202,870 Increase operating expenses related to cost allocation charges based on the updated cost allocation plan.
($33,900) Decrease in transfers due to a one-time transfer to the General Capital Fund.
$2,363,100 Increase in reserves due to an increase in fund balance.
$158,330 Normal Increases and Decreases
129,110 Personnel Services
28,720 Operating Expense
500 Capital Outlay Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$91,000 Increase in operating expenses for contractual services associated with the Airport/Unincorporated section.
$2,781,400 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Building Code Administration

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This program is responsible for revenue collection, data controls, payroll entry, document scanning and archiving, maintenance of all records, permit-related research, and administration of all programs such as services to cities, Central Examining Boards, unlicensed activity, elevator operations, Florida Building Code (FBC) enforcement, which includes minimum housing and unsafe structures, and other special programs, such as the Airport Expansion Program.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ Building Code Administration supports permitting programs in the General Fund, the Building Code Special Purpose Fund, and the Licensing Elevator and Regulatory Fund.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,027,144

$951,930

$1,016,290

Total Positions

8

8

8

Section

Building Code - Unincorporated / Airport GOAL STATEMENT

To provide the public and agencies comprising the unincorporated areas of Broward County and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with an acceptable level of life safety through enforcement of the Florida Building Code (FBC) and applicable state or national codes pertaining to construction methods, plan reviews, permit issuance, and inspections or issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of plans reviewed

3,699

4,250

3,500

Number of plans reviewed per plans examiner

2,423

2,500

1,700

Percent of plan reviews reviewed within 15 days

86

95

90

Number of permits issued

2,710

2,600

2,600

Number of inspections performed

9,204

9,200

9,200

Number of inspections performed per inspector

2,659

2,750

2,750

Number of Certificates of Occupancy issued

33

30

30

Number of customers provided service at BCS Permit Counter

5,501

4,500

5,500

Number of customers served per counter support staff

1,834

1,500

1,500

Percentage of Florida Building Code permit inspections performed within 24 hours of request

97

95

95

External customer satisfaction rating

0.00

4.85

5.00

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This section administers the Florida Building Code (FBC) in areas under the County’s jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the Code and the structural integrity of construction within Broward County, which is located in the State’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ). This is managed through permit issuance for construction with plan reviews and inspections conducted to ensure adherence to the FBC. Enforcement of the Florida Building Code (FBC) is mandated both by the State of Florida and the Broward County Charter to protect the health and safety of County residents.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, one Administrative Assistant is transferred from the Contract Cities section to better reflect the organizational structure.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$2,182,985

$15,234,170

$16,828,170

Total Positions

22

22

23

Section

Building Code - Contract Cities

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide the residents of municipalities under interlocal agreement with Broward County with an acceptable level of life safety through enforcement of the Florida Building Code (FBC) and applicable state or national codes pertaining to construction methods, plan reviews, and inspections at affordable and competitive hourly rates for municipal clients.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of plans reviewed for contract cities

14,270

12,500

14,600

Number of plans reviewed per plans examiner

2,342

2,750

2,750

Number of inspections performed for contract cities

23,325

22,000

22,200

Number of inspections performed per inspector

2,513

2,300

2,300

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This section administers the Florida Building Code (FBC) for agencies under contract with the County’s Building Code Services Division to ensure compliance with the FBC and the structural integrity of construction within Broward County, which is located in the State’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ). This is managed through the provision of Building Department staff, plan review, and inspection services at hourly rates or permitting fee schedule rates to ensure adherence to the FBC on construction projects within the client city jurisdiction. Enforcement of the Florida Building Code (FBC) is mandated by the State of Florida and the Broward County Charter to protect the health and safety of County residents. Permitting and inspection for service to cities and other County agencies are specified through contractual agreement.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20 one Administrative Assistant is transferred to the Airport/Unincorporated section to better reflect the organizational structure.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$2,519,924

$2,730,670

$3,853,710

Total Positions

24

24

23

Division


Licensing, Elevator and Regulatory

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Contractor Licensing Enforcement

$816,296

$1,111,660

$1,358,550

Elevator Inspections

$1,748,899

$4,922,200

$4,696,700

Consumer Regulatory

$2,173,568

$4,438,400

$5,294,700

Total

$4,738,763

$10,472,260

$11,349,950

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$1,867,178

$1,523,000

$1,874,000

Charges for Services

$138,181

$191,000

$153,000

Judgement and Fines

$195,707

$40,000

$34,000

Licenses

$3,000,857

$2,912,000

$2,820,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$2,139

$4,800

$0

Interest and Other Earnings

$98,686

$0

$0

Fund Balance

$6,453,000

$6,035,000

$6,713,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($233,540)

($244,050)

Total

$11,755,748

$10,472,260

$11,349,950

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$3,213,554

$3,743,580

$3,879,040

Operating Expenses

$1,032,001

$965,030

$969,180

Capital Outlay

$192,648

$0

$35,000

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$5,418,650

$6,162,730

Transfers Out

$300,560

$345,000

$304,000

Total

$4,738,763

$10,472,260

$11,349,950

Total Positions

50

50

50

BUDGET VARIANCES

$744,080 Increase in reserves due to an increase in fund balance.
($41,000) Decrease in transfers due to a one-time transfer to the General Capital Fund.
$139,610 Normal Increases and Decreases
135,460 Personnel Services
4,150 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$35,000 Increase in capital 2 vehicles for the Consumer Regulatory section.
$877,690 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Contractor Licensing Enforcement

GOAL STATEMENT

To ensure safe and sound construction by verifying that tradespersons are licensed and qualified and that complaints are handled professionally in order to protect consumers and ensure good construction methods are implemented.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of certificates of competency renewed

3,168

2,800

2,750

Number of certificates of competency renewed per support staff

614

560

580

Percent of renewal licenses renewed

78

85

80

Number of new certificates of competency issued

257

300

285

Cumulative number of new certificates of competency issued per support staff

52

75

68

Number of citations issued to licensed/unlicensed contractors

119

250

230

Number of complaints received against unlicensed contractors

156

250

245

Number of complaints against unlicensed contractors per investigator

42

62

55

Number of complaints received against licensed contractors

69

75

61

Number of complaints against licensed contractors per investigator

19

25

20

Number of outreach activities educating the public about contractor fraud

17

11

18

External customer satisfaction rating

4.12

4.90

4.50

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This countywide program is responsible for all services related to the Central Examining Boards through the enforcement of Chapter 9 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 489 of the Florida Statutes, and Resolution 2000-44. Programs in this section involve licensed and unlicensed contractors and issuance of Certificates of Competency for trades’ people. Staff intake and research complaints, conduct extensive investigations, and issue citations as well as process applications for examinations, arrange for mandatory testing, arrange and coordinate applicable hearings and boards, maintain and update records, collect fees, and provide for verification of applicability. Staff assists and provides information to the general public, and provide staff support at all Central Examining Board meetings as well as complaint and disciplinary hearings or citations issued against licensed and unlicensed contractors. This section also is the regulatory enforcing agency for countywide explosive monitoring.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$816,296

$1,111,660

$1,358,550

Total Positions

8

8

8

Section

Elevator Inspections

GOAL STATEMENT

To establish elevator safety and quality service for Broward County citizens through the review of plans, issuance of construction permits, performance of inspections, witnessing of annual testing and processing and issuance of Certificates of Operation.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of renewal certificates of operation issued

5,410

9,500

9,780

Number of new certificates of operation issued

244

210

255

Number of inspections performed

6,869

6,500

6,500

Number of witnessed tests on elevators performed

4,405

6,500

5,490

Inspections and witnessed tests performed per inspector

1,393

1,625

1,520

Number of plans reviewed

1,023

1,050

1,150

Plans reviewed per plan reviewer

513

350

525

Number of overdue annual inspections

2,221

3,250

2,180

Elevator installations not complying with notices to correct violations within 90 days

434

300

440

Percent of elevators with expired certificates

40

38

29

External customer satisfaction rating

1.50

4.85

3.00

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Elevator Safety Inspection program is countywide and entails the annual inspection, witnessing of elevator safety tests, accident inspection, complaints, alterations, repairs, new construction and issuance of Certificate of Operation renewals for approximately 10,650 elevators and lift devices. This section provides for issuance of citations for violations against the Elevator Safety Code of the Florida State Statutes and for the plan review of all new installations.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,748,899

$4,922,200

$4,696,700

Total Positions

18

18

18

Section

Consumer Regulatory GOAL STATEMENT

To protect public health, safety and welfare by regulating businesses to ensure compliance with the Broward County Consumer Protection ordinances.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of auto repair, and auto body and paint shop applications processed

1,875

2,000

2,125

Number of chauffeur applications processed

2,328

3,600

2,425

Number of moving registrations processed

140

72

95

Number of auto repair and auto body shops inspected

3,082

2,600

2,700

Number of inspections conducted on for-hire vehicles

12,334

17,000

16,000

Cumulative number of auto repair and auto body paint shops inspected per inspector

1,132

1,200

1,200

Number of unlicensed vehicles receiving citations

905

1,000

1,060

Percent of citations upheld at hearings

96

90

95

Cumulative number of walk in customers assisted per Consumer Service representative

2,117

1,900

2,150

Number of auto repair/auto body complaints

56

97

93

Percent of identifiable auto repair and auto body shops licensed and in full compliance

70

70

65

External customer satisfaction rating

3.50

4.80

4.90

Number of enforcement actions (NOVs and Citations) issued to auto repair/body shops and technicians.

No Data

No Data

900

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Consumer Regulatory provides consumer protection services through regulation of certain businesses and response to consumer complaints. These businesses include Motor Vehicle Repair shops, Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Paint shops, Auto Repair Technicians, Autobody Repair Technicians, Taxicabs, Luxury Sedans, Limousines, Transport vans (up to 19 passengers), Chauffeurs, Towing Companies, Tow Trucks, Moving companies, Medical Transport service, and Kosher Food establishments.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$2,173,568

$4,438,400

$5,294,700

Total Positions

24

24

24

Division


Manatee Protection Fund

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Manatee Protection Fund

$839,461

$1,650,100

$2,068,370

Total

$839,461

$1,650,100

$2,068,370

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$420,279

$485,000

$547,900

Miscellaneous Revenue

$49,560

$50,900

$51,670

Interest and Other Earnings

$24,423

$15,000

$15,000

Fund Balance

$1,721,000

$1,126,000

$1,482,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($26,800)

($28,200)

Total

$2,215,262

$1,650,100

$2,068,370

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$153,582

$178,720

$183,800

Operating Expenses

$178,469

$334,850

$347,130

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$1,136,530

$1,537,440

Transfers Out

$507,410

$0

$0

Total

$839,461

$1,650,100

$2,068,370

Total Positions

2

2

2

BUDGET VARIANCES

$400,910 Increase in reserves due to an increase in fund balance.
$7,360 Normal Increases and Decreases
5,080 Personnel Services
2,280 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$10,000 Increase in operating expenses to purchase additional manatee safety signs.
$418,270 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Manatee Protection Fund

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide protection for the Florida manatee through Manatee Protection Plan conservation measures consisting of regulatory and enforcement activities, outreach programs, and monitoring efforts, in conjunction with state-wide measures and community partners.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of new slips issued

14

75

75

Total number of slips assigned

15,225

15,000

15,000

Watercraft-related manatee mortality

7

1

1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Manatee protection plans are developed to ensure the long-range protection of the manatee species and its habitat. The intent of the Broward County Manatee Protection Program is to fund manatee protection, monitoring, education, and awareness throughout the County's waterways that are accessible to manatees.

The Manatee Protection Fund supports aerial surveys to determine where manatees are in Broward County through periodic helicopter flights between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Broward County encourages residents to watch for and report manatees to the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$839,461

$1,650,100

$2,068,370

Total Positions

2

2

2

Division


Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Housing Administration

$182,819

$204,060

$469,870

Total

$182,819

$204,060

$469,870

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Miscellaneous Revenue

($8,604)

$0

$0

Total

($8,604)

$0

$0

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$173,548

$193,870

$331,840

Operating Expenses

$9,271

$10,190

$138,030

Total

$182,819

$204,060

$469,870

Total Positions

2

2

4

BUDGET VARIANCES

$18,910 Normal Increases and Decreases
18,780 Personnel Services
130 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$246,900 Increase in personnel services ($119,190) to fund a Housing Community Development Specialist and an Account clerk. An additional $127,710 is also provided to cover shortfalls resulting from funding cuts in grant programs.
$265,810 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Housing Administration

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide all residents of Broward County with opportunities to access safe, decent, affordable housing and public services which are the cornerstones of healthy, successful and sustainable communities.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of mortgage credit certificates provided to first time home buyers

72

100

100

Number of new affordable multi-family units constructed

318

260

300

Number of residents receiving emergency shelter/essential services

0

1,045

1,000

Number of residents provided a grant-funded public service

No Data

1,000

1,000

Number of individuals that have received housing counseling assistance

304

100

100

Number of residents that have been provided purchase assistance for new home ownership

67

49

50

Number of residents receiving assistance to rehabilitate their residences during the year

51

38

40

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Housing Finance and Community Development Division works in conjunction with the Housing Finance Authority and Housing Council of Broward County to increase the availability of affordable housing through the issuance of single and multi-family private activity bonds. Through its partnership with lenders, the Division assists first-time home buyers in obtaining financing and other services. The Division also receives and administers Federal and State grants and matching support from the County to provide a range of public services to County residents.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■    The Housing Finance and Community Development Division Director position is funded by the Housing Finance Authority (55%) and the General Fund (45%).

■    There are two programs funded in the Capital Program document. The Broward Redevelopment Program funds eligible projects in defined redevelopment areas which have demonstrated blighted conditions, high unemployment, and declining property values. The Affordable Housing Capital Program includes funding for additional units through “gap” financing. Both programs are supported with funding transferred from the General Fund.

■    In FY20, a Housing Community Development Specialist and Account Clerk are added in order to monitor grant programs.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$182,819

$204,060

$469,870

Total Positions

2

2

4

Division


Housing Finance Fund

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Housing Finance Fund

$669,397

$781,930

$790,250

Total

$669,397

$781,930

$790,250

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$669,397

$781,930

$790,250

Total

$669,397

$781,930

$790,250

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$537,686

$596,230

$585,700

Operating Expenses

$131,711

$185,700

$204,550

Total

$669,397

$781,930

$790,250

Total Positions

4

4

4

BUDGET VARIANCES

$26,100 Increase in operating expenses due to an increase to the cost allocation chargeback.
($17,780) Normal Increases and Decreases
(10,530) Personnel Services
(7,250) Operating Expense
$8,320 TOTAL INCREASE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Housing Finance and Community Development Division works in conjunction with the Housing Finance Authority of Broward County to increase the availability of affordable housing through the issuance of single and multi-family private activity bonds. Through its partnership with lenders, the Housing Finance and Community Development Division provides a range of financing and services to first-time home buyers, including discounted loans with no private mortgage insurance.

Division


Community Development Grant Fund

SECTION SUMMARY

FY19 Revised

FY20 Budget

Housing Grants Capital

$8,858,500

$8,546,200

Total

$8,858,500

$8,546,200

REVENUES

FY19 Revised

FY20 Budget

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

$2,763,830

$2,721,600

CDBG Cities Administered by County

$667,670

$699,900

Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

$3,657,400

$3,467,100

HOME Cities Administered by County

$423,950

$297,800

Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)

$217,450

$231,600

State Housing Initiatives Partnership

$603,200

$603,200

Transfer (Cash Match) from General Fund

$125,000

$125,000

Program Income

$400,000

$400,000

Total

$8,858,500

$8,546,200

APPROPRIATIONS

FY19 Revised

FY20 Budget

Community Development Block Grant Capital

$3,531,500

$3,551,500

Home Investment Partnership Capital

$4,506,350

$4,159,900

Emergency Shelter Grant Capital

$217,450

$231,600

State Housing Initiatives Partnership

$603,200

$603,200

Total

$8,858,500

$8,546,200

Total Positions

22

22

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Community Development Grants include a Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP). Federal funding supports single family housing rehabilitation, public service projects, new housing construction, residential redevelopment, minor home repair, capital improvement projects, purchase assistance, and foreclosure prevention.

Grant-funded staff monitors municipalities, non-profit organizations and developers that utilize grant funds for eligible activities, including: public facilities and improvements, housing rehabilitation, new housing construction, homeownership assistance and public service activities. Staff also monitors multifamily housing construction financed with Broward County Housing Finance Authority bonds for compliance with all relevant federal, state and local regulations governing the administrative, financial and program operations of the various projects. Staff also develops the budget for the Housing Finance and Community Development Division and handles all financial activities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Housing Finance and Community Development Division works in conjunction with cities, the State of Florida and the Federal government to facilitate the development and the financing of affordable housing in Broward County. Grant-funded staff provides consulting services as requested and reviews and recommends revisions to land use regulations that affect affordable housing. The division coordinates the process for allocating funds from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). County staff also prepares the various plans and documents required by grantors such as the Consolidated Strategic Plan and Annual Action Plan.

As part of the Annual Action Plan for the FY19 grant year capital improvements are slated to take place in the following cities: Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pembroke Park, West Park and Wilton Manors. Projects will include drainage system improvements, playground equipment, regrading and sodding of swales and installation of solar lighting to name a few. The goal of these projects is to improve the living environment throughout the County in low/moderate income areas.

Division


Environmental Planning and Community Resilience

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Beach and Marine Resources

$893,811

$994,490

$988,600

Water Resources Policy and Planning

$1,082,189

$1,032,010

$1,161,560

Environmental Monitoring

$1,055,726

$1,042,030

$1,088,730

Energy and Sustainability

$988,709

$594,520

$636,950

Total

$4,020,435

$3,663,050

$3,875,840

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$54,744

$0

$0

Intergovernmental Revenue

$112,500

$0

$150,000

Charges for Services

$148

$0

$0

Miscellaneous Revenue

$352,962

$223,640

$219,130

Total

$520,354

$223,640

$369,130

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$2,647,219

$2,768,750

$2,965,060

Operating Expenses

$1,350,963

$894,300

$910,780

Capital Outlay

$22,253

$0

$0

Total

$4,020,435

$3,663,050

$3,875,840

Total Positions

30

30

31

BUDGET VARIANCES

$116,040 Increase in personnel services due to the transfer of one position from the Environmental and Consumer Protection Division to better reflect the organizational structure.
$81,750 Normal Increases and Decreases
80,270 Personnel Services
1,480 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$15,000 Increase in operating expenses to cover contribution costs associated the South Florida Climate Change Compact.
$212,790 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Beach and Marine Resources

GOAL STATEMENT

To protect, restore, and enhance the biological productivity, abundance, and diversity of beach, coastal, and marine resources for the residents of and visitors to Broward County through coordinated efforts involving monitoring, management, regulation and outreach.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of coral reef monitoring events

120

65

65

Number of miles of beach renourished

1.60

0.00

0.00

Percent of hatched sea turtle nests experiencing disorientation events

6

10

10

Percent of mooring buoys in a safe and operable condition

95

90

90

Percent of publicly accessible County beaches that are of adequate dimensions to provide storm protection, recreational opportunities, and sea turtle nesting habitat

95

95

95

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Beach and Marine Resources section administers programs which provide for beach preservation and restoration, coral reef management and artificial reef development, sea turtle conservation, manatee protection, and marine habitat assessment and restoration. Beach and Marine resources planning and management programs include: monitoring beach conditions and administering projects which provide for beach erosion control and beach restoration; developing, deploying, and monitoring artificial reefs; assessing coral reef health, restoring damaged reefs, monitoring coral reefs; surveying endangered and threatened sea turtle nesting and ensuring successful nesting, incubation, hatching, and migration to the ocean of sea turtles; and protecting manatees through population counts, increased boating law enforcement, and monitoring of boat facilities.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$893,811

$994,490

$988,600

Total Positions

5

5

5

Section

Water Resources Policy and Planning

GOAL STATEMENT

To optimize and protect the beneficial uses of water resources, under current and future conditions, for the people and ecosystems within Broward County and to provide overall coordination of countywide water management efforts through governmental collaborations, planning, technical assessments, policy and regulatory recommendations, and conservation initiatives.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Attendance at Water Matters Day

3,872

3,500

3,500

Cumulative number of sites certified under NatureScape Broward Initiative

4,485

4,563

4,885

Number of NatureScape Irrigation Service Inspections

341

250

250

Number of people trained and served per year through educational programs and events

17,613

18,000

18,000

Number of visitors to program websites

104,754

80,000

50,000

Number of Water Resources workshops held and presentations made

412

400

400

Percentage of municipalities/water control districts participating in coordinated water resource management efforts

92

95

95

Percentage of water demand reduction for large irrigation users implementing NatureScape Irrigation Service recommendations

20

20

20

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Water Resources Policy and Planning Section preserves, protects and enhances the sustainability of County water resources through policy recommendations, advocacy and regional coordination practices endorsed by the Broward County Water Advisory Board and its Technical Advisory Committee; development and coordination of the County-wide Integrated Water Resources Plan (IWRP) and implementation of associated projects; development of hydrologic models for evaluation of current and future water resources conditions including water quality, water supply, wastewater and stormwater management; evaluation and refinement of environmental standards designed to protect surface and groundwater quality; and implementation of initiatives that promote environmental stewardship, water conservation, and community resilience including public outreach and the involvement of Broward County Public Schools. There are three principal integrated elements of the Water Resources Policy and Planning Program: Water Planning, Water Resources Assessment and Water Use Efficiency.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, one Business Manager position is transferred from the Consumer Protection section of the Environmental and Consumer Protection Division in order to better reflect the organizational structure.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$1,082,189

$1,032,010

$1,161,560

Total Positions

8

8

9

Broward County, Florida - Fiscal Year 2020 Recommended Operating Budget

7-39

Section

Environmental Monitoring

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide high quality analytical data to Broward County agencies for assessment and protection of the environment as part of policy, planning, management, and regulatory efforts.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Average turnaround time in days from sample receipt to final report

12

18

18

Number of analyses performed by Environmental Monitoring laboratory

9,537

16,200

10,000

Number of sites sampled

2,698

2,895

2,895

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Environmental Monitoring Laboratory engages in activities that provide the scientific data needed to track and assess the quality of Broward County’s natural resources, support the County’s environmental regulatory and enforcement programs, and develop environmental policy positions, and planning and management strategies. The laboratory maintains an extensive water quality monitoring network of the County’s rivers, canals, and coastal waters, and monitors select groundwater wells for chlorides as part of a regional saltwater monitoring network. A coastal monitoring program aids coral reef managers with data on nutrients and physical parameters. Field and laboratory operations are delivered to support the County’s NPDES/MS4 permit requirements, and sample analyses support enforcement activities. Laboratory services are offered to internal and external customers in accordance with an established fee schedule. The laboratory is certified for water and soil analysis by the State Department of Health through The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Certification Institute (TNI).

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$1,055,726

$1,042,030

$1,088,730

Total Positions

12

12

12

Section

Energy and Sustainability

GOAL STATEMENT

To advance planning initiatives and projects that preserve economic vitality, environmental resources, and community well-being under current and future conditions through support for energy conservation efforts, sustainable practices, outreach, partnerships and implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of local and regional governments participating in sustainability, energy conservation, and climate initiatives implemented by the Energy and Sustainability program

62

52

60

Number of presentations given to increase awareness of energy, climate, and sustainability issues and gain community participation in sustainability initiatives

92

60

60

Percentage of Broward County Climate Change Action Plan priority actions completed

91

90

100

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Energy and Sustainability program (ESP) plays a central role in furthering the County’s sustainability efforts by providing technical support and guidance relating to energy and climate-related initiatives designed to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the region, preservation of natural resources, and a high quality of life for Broward County’s residents and visitors. Support is provided for diverse efforts implemented by the County, within the Department and by the Division. Program staff is engaged internally in strategies to achieve energy conservation and reduce carbon emissions as part of County government activities. Community-wide strategies are supported with staffing of the Broward County Climate Change Task Force with a focus on implementing strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the community level, as detailed in the Broward County Climate Change Action Plan. Program staff also provides technical and planning support to the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a regional partnership involving Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties and collaboration in the development and implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Action Plan. ESP provides interagency support for the implementation of the County’s commitment to electrifying its County fleet vehicles and transit buses by 2030, prioritized as a critical emissions reductions strategy under the Subnational Global Climate Leadership Memorandum of Understanding.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$988,709

$594,520

$636,950

Total Positions

5

5

5

Division


Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Contracts

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Environmental Monitoring Lab Contracts

$108,613

$80,000

$536,000

Water Conservation

$441,051

$905,620

$917,200

Water Resources - NatureScape

$198,920

$394,470

$360,800

Water Resources - School Board Agreement

$226,988

$520,380

$556,950

Total

$975,572

$1,900,470

$2,370,950

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$389,340

$50,000

$424,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$813,404

$1,036,470

$1,054,400

Interest and Other Earnings

$9,172

$0

$0

Fund Balance

$768,000

$814,000

$915,000

Less Five Percent

$0

$0

($22,450)

Total

$1,979,916

$1,900,470

$2,370,950

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$555,455

$536,260

$817,120

Operating Expenses

$419,032

$516,090

$638,160

Capital Outlay

$1,085

$0

$21,770

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$848,120

$893,900

Total

$975,572

$1,900,470

$2,370,950

Total Positions

6

6

10

BUDGET VARIANCES

$406,280 Increase in personnel services ($250,740) due to four additional positions, operating expenses ($133,770), and capital outlay ($21,770) associated with a Florida Department of Environmental Protection Contract.
$45,780 Increases in reserves due to an increase in fund balance.
$18,420 Normal Increases and Decreases
30,120 Personnel Services
(11,700) Operating Expense
$470,480 TOTAL INCREASE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Broward Schools Environmental Partnership is a collaborative effort with the School Board of Broward County with the aim of instilling a sense of the biological connection between students and their environment, promoting water conservation and pollution reduction, and saving money on school facility operations through water conservation efforts. Program staff work directly with school administration and educators to deliver programs and curriculum, engage students, create environmental learning gardens, provide staff training, and conduct landscape irrigation evaluations on school properties. The program is supported with cost share funding provided under a partnership agreement with the School Board of Broward County.

The Broward Water Conservation and Incentives Program is a collaborative effort with municipal and water utility cost-share partners to achieve water conservation as a fundamental part of the region’s long-term water supply strategy. The program delivers uniform water conservation messaging to promote conservation practices and advertise the availability of water conservation rebates and incentives available to residential and commercial customers. The program is designed to influence behavior practices so as to achieve a community ethic of water conservation and to incentivize plumbing retrofits in existing housing stock and commercial establishments.

Delivered in combination with other regional water conservation efforts and events, the goal is to achieve a 10% reduction in per capita water consumption by 2020.

The Water Use Efficiency Program coordinates with local governments, water utilities, and other large water users to achieve water conservation through more efficient irrigation system operations. The Program involves the operations of a NatureScape Irrigation Service and a mobile irrigation lab staffed by water conservation specialists designed to reduce landscape irrigation demands on potable and groundwater supplies and provide more effective and efficient water management that is protective of the region’s water resources. The objective is to help landscape professionals, maintenance personnel, and property managers maintain their properties and irrigate in an efficient, more cost-effective way with the goal of achieving an average of 20% water savings per site. The program targets large users and professionally-managed properties where the potential for water savings is greatest. The program receives cost-share support from local water utilities and municipalities.

The Environmental Monitoring Lab provides services on a contract basis for multiple organizations, including municipalities and internal County agencies. Current contracts include Solid Waste Services, Water and Wastewater Services, Broward County School Board, and Port Everglades.

Pollution Recovery Trust

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Pollution Recovery Trust

$224,155

$1,524,750

$1,495,500

Total

$224,155

$1,524,750

$1,495,500

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$2,294

$0

$0

Judgement and Fines

$216,291

$250,000

$215,000

Interest and Other Earnings

$21,084

$15,000

$15,000

Fund Balance

$1,275,000

$1,273,000

$1,277,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($13,250)

($11,500)

Transfer From Beach Capital (35030)

$65,000

$0

$0

Total

$1,579,669

$1,524,750

$1,495,500

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$53,194

$75,390

$79,320

Operating Expenses

$147,907

$208,560

$234,370

Capital Outlay

$23,054

$37,500

$27,500

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$1,203,300

$1,154,310

Total

$224,155

$1,524,750

$1,495,500

Total Positions

1

1

1

BUDGET VARIANCES

$17,950 Increase in operating expenses associated with promotional activities and regional groundwater monitoring expenses.
($10,000) Decrease in capital outlay due to the one-time nature of expenses.
($37,200) Normal Increases and Decreases
3,930 Personnel Services
7,860 Operating Expense
(48,990) Reserves
($29,250) TOTAL DECREASE

Division

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Pollution Recovery Trust contains funds derived from fines and penalties recovered from environmental violators as a result of enforcement actions carried out under the authority of Chapter 27 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances.

Division


Impact Fee Surcharge Trust

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Impact Fee Surcharge Trust

$0

$161,750

$212,750

Total

$0

$161,750

$212,750

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$56,709

$45,000

$45,000

Interest and Other Earnings

$1,421

$0

$0

Fund Balance

$74,000

$119,000

$170,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($2,250)

($2,250)

Total

$132,130

$161,750

$212,750

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Capital Outlay

$0

$0

$63,700

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$140,650

$149,050

Transfer To General Capital Outlay Fund (30205)

$0

$21,100

$0

Total

$0

$161,750

$212,750

BUDGET VARIANCES

$63,700 Increase in capital outlay for one-time costs associated with computer equipment.
$8,400 Increase in reserves due to an increase in fund balance.
($21,100) Decrease in transfers due to a one-time transfer to the General Capital Fund.
$51,000 TOTAL INCREASE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Impact Fee Surcharge Trust contains funds derived from administrative fees charged on new development in Broward County to help pay for the construction or expansion of roads, mass transit, schools and parks that are needed as a result of the respective development’s impact to the surrounding community.

Planning and Development Management

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Development and Environmental Review

$1,397,641

$1,410,450

$1,465,740

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

$1,198,709

$1,221,970

$1,310,110

Planning

$1,066,780

$1,139,140

$2,078,490

Housing Council

$97,200

$102,100

$105,700

Total

$3,760,330

$3,873,660

$4,960,040

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$258,311

$225,000

$225,000

Charges for Services

$1,529,251

$1,345,050

$1,345,950

Miscellaneous Revenue

$367,540

$388,100

$259,900

Transfer From Municipal Service District (10015)

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

Transfer From Transportation Concurrency Trust Fund (11525)

$80,000

$80,000

$80,000

Total

$2,285,102

$2,088,150

$1,960,850

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$2,736,683

$2,904,070

$3,529,200

Operating Expenses

$928,861

$966,030

$1,407,280

Capital Outlay

$94,786

$3,560

$23,560

Total

$3,760,330

$3,873,660

$4,960,040

Total Positions

31

32

37

BUDGET VARIANCES

$157,530 Normal Increases and Decreases
157,280 Personnel Services
250 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$353,540 Increase in personnel services ($322,540), operating expenses ($11,000), and capital outlay ($20,000) to fund four positions which will provide support for a county-wide Innovation Unit.
$302,620 Increase in operating expenses for non-recurring funding of Census 2020 Marketing ($230,000) and personnel services ($72,620) for a temporary position.
$200,000 Increase in operating expenses to undertake Broward 2050 Community Strategic Plan.
$72,690 Increase in personnel services related to an additional GIS coordinator to support the Emergency Operations Center.
$1,086,380 TOTAL INCREASE

Division


Section

Development and Environmental Review

GOAL STATEMENT

To review and regulate impacts of development to promote sustainable urban growth for residents and businesses.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of construction reviews processed

5,572

4,500

4,500

Number of agenda items presented to the County Commission

99

125

125

Number of applications processed

17,917

18,500

18,500

External customer satisfaction rating

4.70

4.75

4.75

Average time to review customer applications (minutes)

94

40

40

Impact/concurrency fees collected ($ millions)

31.1

20.0

20.0

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Development and Environmental Review (DER) section coordinates and monitors regulation of development projects throughout Broward County in accordance with procedures defined in the Broward County Land Development Code (LDC). Staff reviews platting related applications, vacation requests and recommends action by the Board for more than 100 items annually. Staff administers the County’s impact fee and concurrency programs, collecting over $1.2 million dollars each year to help support the infrastructure. Staff performs over 15,000 development and environmental reviews of construction projects each year prior to applicants submitting plans to municipalities for building permits. These reviews help ensure development is consistent with the County’s Natural Resource Protection Code, DER also reviews requests for vacation of right of way and easements. DER also provides cashiering services to other divisions within the Department divisions along with all business and administrative services for the entire Planning and Development Management Division.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,397,641

$1,410,450

$1,465,740

Total Positions

15

15

15

Section

Planning

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide planning services that promote a sustainable built environment for Broward County residents.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Percent of Land Use Plan amendments reviewed for Broward

County Planning Council within 30 days

89

100

100

Number of amendments adopted to maintain Comprehensive Plan in compliance with state statute

0

15

15

Number of planning-related special projects and assignments

27

20

20

Number of technical reviews of documents and studies completed for local, state, and regional agencies

5

20

20

Number of demographic or economic data requests processed

162

125

125

Number of public outreach meetings and workshops

28

20

20

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Planning Section (PS) maintains a state-mandated Comprehensive Plan which reflects long and short-range goals to provide required services to meet the current and future needs of the community and economic development, while protecting the natural environment. This policy document provides a coordinated approach to making many decisions regarding land use and the location of development, the extension of urban services, the placement of community facilities, adaptation to climate change impacts and others. The Section administers and coordinates regional land use regulations and other legislation to ensure development is consistent with the County's policies, standards, guidelines and plans. The PS is also responsible for providing planning services for the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD); and managing the Central County Community Advisory Board, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and Historic Preservation Board. Additionally, the Section evaluates rezoning requests, land use plan amendments and land use compatibility reviews; administers the Local Planning Agency (LPA) to ensure consistency with the Comprehensive Plan; maintains demographic and economic databases; and conducts research and analyses.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20 a Planning section supervisor, CAD Technician, Planner and Information Technology Specialist are added to implement a county-wide Innovation Unit.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,066,780

$1,139,140

$2,078,490

Total Positions

10

11

15

Section

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide enterprise-wide GIS services that support innovation and efficiency throughout Broward County.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of digital web-mapping applications

901

300

300

Number of data and analysis special projects completed

22

20

20

Number of visits to interactive GIS web applications/maps

1,436,752

250,000

1,250,000

Number of embedded County Agency GIS Enterprise/Application users

No Data

No Data

600

Number of embedded County Agency GIS Enterprise/Application editors and creators

No Data

No Data

200

Number of GIS Applications and Projects in development

No Data

No Data

25

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) section manages services, licenses, and applications for the deployment, access and use of Geographic Information Systems to all County Agencies. The GIS section provides data administration, technical support and training for all County GIS Users. The section provides targeted support to Emergency Management, Broward Sheriff’s Office, County Administration and more. GIS is pivotal to various County agencies due to the data and analytical architecture that is leveraged by 98.5% of the County’s Agencies. The GIS section is an Enterprise resource, which is deployed as such by 22 virtual servers managed by the Enterprise Technology Services Division, that supports a data driven culture that uses technology, analysis and technical training to empower and effect the County and its agencies.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, one program/project coordinator is added to support GIS projects at the Emergency Operations Center.

■ New performance measures are added in FY20 to better track GIS usage and project development.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,198,709

$1,221,970

$1,310,110

Total Positions

5

5

6

Section

Housing Council

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Broward Housing Council serves in a non-taxing advisory capacity to facilitate coordination between the County, municipalities, the business community and not-for-profit groups to coordinate and address housing issues. These include shortage of affordable housing units for sale and rent, the growing disparity between household incomes and home prices, and an increasing homeless population in Broward County. Each of the 17-19 members serves a two year term and meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis. Their adopted Work Program focuses on the areas of facilitation coordination with other agencies to address affordable housing issues, increasing affordable housing stock, enhancing housing stability, advocating for legislative change, streamlining processes, and addressing homelessness.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$97,200

$102,100

$105,700

Total Positions

1

1

1

Division


Zoning and Code Enforcement / Broward Municipal Service District

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Zoning and Code Enforcement

$791,954

$772,610

$809,130

Total

$791,954

$772,610

$809,130

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$99,387

$70,000

$86,500

Charges for Services

$178,346

$164,700

$164,600

Judgement and Fines

$81,887

$25,000

$25,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

$126

$100

$0

Interest and Other Earnings

$6,506

$3,000

$3,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($13,140)

($13,960)

Total

$366,252

$249,660

$265,140

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$635,103

$630,400

$655,470

Operating Expenses

$153,463

$141,840

$153,290

Capital Outlay

$3,388

$370

$370

Total

$791,954

$772,610

$809,130

Total Positions

8

8

8

BUDGET VARIANCES

$36,520 Normal Increases and Decreases
25,070 Personnel Services
11,450 Operating Expense
$36,520 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Zoning and Code Enforcement

GOAL STATEMENT

To promote safety and compliance through zoning regulations for a better community for Broward Municipal Services District residents.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of customers served at zoning counter

1,089

800

1,000

Number of zoning permits reviewed

516

400

400

Percentage of permit applications reviewed within seven days of intake

96

96

96

Number of non-residential certificates of use issued

35

50

50

Number of residential certificates of use issued

899

824

824

Number of land clearance inspections

395

750

750

Number of lots cleared by vendors

33

50

50

Cases brought into compliance before vendor abatement

183

500

400

Total cases opened

2,007

1,760

1,760

Number of cases initiated by compliance staff

1,629

1,500

1,500

Percent of cases brought into compliance

76.06

90.00

90.00

Percent of complaints inspected within three days

No Data

90.00

90.00

Number of community standards inspections

3,294

2,700

2,700

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Staff in the Planning and Development Management Division (PDMD) Zoning Section administer regulations in the Broward County Zoning Code in Chapter 39 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances. PDMD/Code Enforcement Section ensure compliance with requirements of the Zoning Code. Both sections serve the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD) - Central County, Broadview Park, North County (Hillsboro Pines and Ranches), and enclaves near Parkland, Seminole Tribe of Florida (Hollywood Area), and City of Sunrise - and Broward County's regional facilities - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, South Ash Monofil Landfill and water treatment facility, Broward County Landfill and Monarch Hill area. Development is regulated through zoning, site plan review, residential and business licensing and code enforcement. PDMD/Code Enforcement Section is also responsible for managing code enforcement and lot clearance liens and lien releases, citations, and rental registration program. PDMD/Zoning Section also provides staff support to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$791,954

$772,610

$809,130

Total Positions

8

8

8

Division


Environmental and Consumer Protection

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Environmental Protection

$2,469,778

$2,477,580

$2,646,410

Consumer Protection

$208,685

$325,220

$449,000

Enforcement Administration

$568,546

$585,250

$587,010

Child Care Licensing and Inspections

$1,441,135

$1,535,480

$1,258,960

Total

$4,688,144

$4,923,530

$4,941,380

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$101,266

$105,000

$23,810

Judgement and Fines

$26,325

$22,000

$22,000

Licenses

$1,850,744

$2,090,740

$1,862,630

Miscellaneous Revenue

$40,935

$14,000

$11,000

TF 10615 General Trust Fund

$110,000

$0

$0

Total

$2,129,270

$2,231,740

$1,919,440

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$4,343,501

$4,541,080

$4,565,230

Operating Expenses

$254,807

$382,450

$376,150

Capital Outlay

$89,836

$0

$0

Total

$4,688,144

$4,923,530

$4,941,380

Total Positions

52

53

52

BUDGET VARIANCES

($116,040) Decrease in personnel services due to the transfer of one position to the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division to better reflect the organizational structure.
$98,890 Normal Increases and Decreases
140,190 Personnel Services
(41,300) Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$35,000 Increase in operating expenses to help improve the business practices of child care facilities within the County.
$17,850 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Environmental Protection

GOAL STATEMENT

To protect and restore the environment so that current and future generations enjoy an excellent place to live, work and play.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of active licenses

5,847

5,850

5,850

Number of licenses issued

3,487

3,000

3,500

Number of site visits

4,545

3,000

4,200

Number of violations noted

1,346

600

1,000

Number of enforcement actions taken

794

450

500

Percent of sites in compliance

67

80

80

Percent of complaints, license issuances, notices, citations, and inspections in backlog status

4

5

5

Customer satisfaction rating

4.90

4.80

4.80

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Environmental Protection Program is responsible for implementing and enforcing County, State, and Federal environmental standards that govern the management and disposal of hazardous materials at approximately 5,800 regulated facilities. The purpose of this program is to protect Broward County's environment from contamination by hazardous materials, and by so doing, protect the health, safety and welfare of Broward County's citizens, residents and visitors. Staff licenses facilities and conducts compliance inspections on a regular basis and responds to citizen complaints.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, one Administrative Assistant is transferred from the Child Care Licensing and Inspections section in order to better reflect the organizational structure.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$2,469,778

$2,477,580

$2,646,410

Total Positions

23

23

24

Section

Consumer Protection

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide consumer protection and education to the public in order to prevent or stop unfair and deceptive trade practices.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of phone calls/public contacts

2,990

6,500

5,600

Number of written complaints received

330

400

400

Volume of internet correspondence

1,146

500

850

Dollar value of refunds and services returned to consumers

29,362

25,000

25,000

Number of written complaints processed per consumer analyst

120

150

130

Percent of written complaints closed within 30 days

37

50

50

External customer satisfaction

3.50

4.90

4.90

Number of Emergency and non-emergency medical vehicle inspections

No Data

No Data

920

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Consumer Protection provides consumer protection services through regulation of certain businesses and response to consumer complaints. These businesses include Motor Vehicle Repair shops, Motor Vehicle Body Repair and Paint shops, Auto Repair Technicians, Autobody Repair Technicians, Taxicabs, Luxury Sedans, Limousines, Transport Vans (up to 19 passengers), Chauffeurs, Towing Companies, Tow Trucks, Moving Companies, Medical Transport Service, and Kosher Food establishments.This program investigates and mediates consumer complaints (i.e., landlord and tenant, car sales, home repair, car servicing, kosher food, and retail complaints) and prepares cases for presentation before the Consumer Protection Board in order to stop unfair and deceptive trade practices. The program also includes consumer educational programs and the preparation and distribution of newsletters and pamphlets.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20 one Business Manager position is transferred to the Water Resources Policy and Planning section of the Consumer Protection section of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division in order to better reflect the organizational structure.

■ In FY20 one Permit and License Customer Specialist, Program-Project Coordinator, and a Consumer Protection Inspector are transferred from the Child Care Licensing and Inspections section in order to better reflect the organizational structure.

■ A new performance measure is added in FY20 to reflect program changes as part of the agency's duties to inspect medical transport vehicles.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$208,685

$325,220

$449,000

Total Positions

3

4

6

Section

Child Care Licensing and Inspections

GOAL STATEMENT

To ensure the health, safety, welfare and education of children by inspecting child care facilities throughout Broward County, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of newly-issued licenses/registrations

60

50

50

Number of renewed licenses and registrations issued

768

780

780

Number of child care facilities and child care homes inspected

No Data

510

510

Average caseload per Child Care Licensing Specialist

65

73

65

Average number of inspections per inspector

No Data

51

50

Percentage of all licensed/registered childcare sites that are inspected in accordance with Broward County Ordinances

100

99

99

Percent of new licenses issued and registrations approved or denied within statutory time frame

100

100

100

External customer satisfaction rating (Child Care Licensing and

Food Services)

No Data

4.50

4.50

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Child Care Licensing and Inspections program currently licenses and registers approximately 820 child care providers with a total aggregated licensing capacity of approximately 96,000 children. This program conducts inspections and monitors approximately 250 health and safety standards for these locations in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. Additionally, staff also conducts school readiness inspections in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Florida Office of Early Learning.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20 one Permit License Customer Specialist, Prog ram-Project Coordinator, and a Consumer Protection Inspector are transferred to the Consumer Protection section, and one Administrative Assistant is transferred to the Environmental Protection section.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,441,135

$1,535,480

$1,258,960

Total Positions

19

19

15

Section

Enforcement Administration

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide high quality administrative and facilitative support to the environmental regulatory divisions in the areas of enforcement action preparation and issuance, Notice of Violation and Notice of Intent to File Suit case management, complaint intake management, penalty tracking and collection, and compelled compliance with enforcement standards.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of enforcement actions processed

341

300

300

Number of complaints processed

475

450

75

Median days to settlement agreement or final order

113

160

120

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Enforcement Administration (EA) is responsible for the centralized management and coordination of the Department’s Environmental and Consumer Protection Division (ECPD), Environmental Engineering and Permitting (EEPD), Environmental Planning and Community Resilience (EPCRD), and Building Code Services (BCS) enforcement programs. EA prepares and issues all enforcement actions including Warning Notices, Citations, Notices of Violation (NOV) and Notices of Intent to File Suit (NIFS) on behalf of four Divisions: ECPD, BCS, EEPD, and EPCRD. EA also collects penalties, helps support POSSE, and manages complaint intake.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$568,546

$585,250

$587,010

Total Positions

7

7

7

Division


Environmental and Consumer Protection Contracts

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Compliance Verification (CV)

$372,474

$796,700

$884,700

Total

$372,474

$796,700

$884,700

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Miscellaneous Revenue

$433,291

$443,700

$443,700

Interest and Other Earnings

$4,201

$0

$0

Fund Balance

$296,000

$353,000

$441,000

Total

$733,492

$796,700

$884,700

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$322,126

$321,280

$332,200

Operating Expenses

$50,348

$475,420

$552,500

Total

$372,474

$796,700

$884,700

Total Positions

4

4

4

BUDGET VARIANCES

$88,000 Normal Increases and Decreases
10,920 Personnel Services
77,080 Operating Expense
$88,000 TOTAL INCREASE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Environmental Compliance Verification program protects the groundwater, surface water and soils of Broward County from pollutant releases by performing regular inspections at pollutant storage tank facilities.

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FY20 Recommended Broward County Annual Budget, July 15, 2019