During the past few months the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (EPAC) conducted an oversight review of the Countyâ€™s Environmental Protection Department (EPD), with a particular focus on the following questions:
â€¢ Is EPD effective and efficient?
â€¢ Do any of its services duplicate services provided by other agencies?
â€¢Â Does EPD act appropriately in carrying out Commission policies in the enforcement of environmental and land development regulations and in other areas?
â€¢ Should EPDâ€™s roles be changing given diminished budgets in other agencies (e.g. water management districts)?
â€¢ What should EPDâ€™s future priorities be?