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File #: 21-511    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: Air Quality Management District
On agenda: 6/9/2021 Final action:
Title: 9:15 A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING - Sitting as the Lake County Air Quality Management District Board of Directors: LCAQMD FY 21/22 Draft Budget Hearing, Budget Units #8799 & #8798.
Sponsors: Air Quality Management District
Attachments: 1. LCAQMD Draft Budget memo
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Date: June 1, 2021

To: The Honorable Bruno Sabatier, Chair, Lake County Air Quality Management District
Board of Directors

From: Douglas Gearhart, APCO

Subject: LCAQMD FY 21/22 Draft Budget Hearing, Budget Units #8799 & #8798.

Executive Summary: The Lake County Air Quality Management District (District) maintains an active and effective air quality management program to protect the health and welfare of the populace of the Lake County Air Basin. This is a shared mission with State and Federal agencies. The District has primary responsibility for stationary air pollution sources in conformance with all District regulations and State and Federal laws. As a designated Air Basin, the District participates in several Local, State and Federal programs by law. The District's attainment status with all of the Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) has enabled flexibility when meeting State and Federal requirements.

The above referenced, June 9, 2021, draft budget hearing is intended to meet the requirements of California Health and Safety Code (H&SC) Section 40131.

A. The purpose of this hearing is to review, take public comment on, and consider the District's FY 2021/2022 draft budget (See Attachment 1 and 2). The final budget is to be considered for adoption at a later date

B. Air Districts in general do not expect a further decrease in State subvention (the historical decrease was 30%), but such is possible given the State's budget. Other revenue and expenditures are well balanced but because of the restrictive use of subvention, and increased number of State mandated activities, increasing subvention is essential to ongoing functions. Large non-attainment areas of the State receive significant funds for regional work, which the Legislature sees as funding going to Districts. This perception creates significant challenges for rural areas to show they are different, and don't have access to any of those funds, but need additio...

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