Environmental Protection Department Review

During the past few months the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (EPAC) conducted an oversight review of the County’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD), with a particular focus on the following questions:

• Is EPD effective and efficient?

• Do any of its services duplicate services provided by other agencies?

• Does EPD act appropriately in carrying out Commission policies in the enforcement of environmental and land development regulations and in other areas?

• Should EPD’s roles be changing given diminished budgets in other agencies (e.g. water management districts)?

• What should EPD’s future priorities be?

To read the comments click on the link. Note that several members of SSJ excom contributed.    To read the final report click on the link.