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File #: 19-1852    Version: Name: 10/21/19 Resolution to Increase Community Services Staffing
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/21/2019 Final action: 10/21/2019
Enactment date: 10/21/2019 Enactment #: R-19-471
Title: Resolution to Increase Community Services Authorized Staffing Level (FY20 $55,296.00) (8 Votes Required)
Resolution to Increase Community Services Authorized Staffing Level (FY20 $55,296.00) (8 Votes Required)
The City of Ann Arbor's Community Services Area is requesting the approval of one additional full time equivalent (FTE) in the FY20 budget to accommodate the growing demand for energy and sustainability-related services within our rental, building development, and homeowner communities.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: This position would be paid for with the City's Office of Sustainability and Innovations covering 50% of the salary and 50% from the Construction Fund. This position will not require any additional resources from the General Fund. It is estimated that this position would be filled for 7 months during FY20 and that the total cost would be $55,296.00 in FY20. The total cost of this position for FY21 is estimated to be $105,092.00. The Construction Fund will require a budget appropriation in the amount of $27,648.00 to cover their 50% share of this positon in FY20.

Community Services administers the City's Building, Rental, and Inspection Services. This includes the City's rental housing inspection work, which involves working directly with landlords to ensure all rental units within the City are safe for tenants. Over the last several years, interest has grown in integrating sustainability-related initiatives into the City's rental housing and other building-related services. Specifically, the City has identified a need to work directly with landlords, tenants, and developers to support their efforts to become more sustainable.

One initial activity to help advance sustainability within the rental community is the creation of a new Green Rental Efficiency program at the City. This program has been outlined in the Office of Sustainability and Innovations 5-year work plan and would help ensure that all rental units in Ann Arbor are both safe and efficient. Creating this program will necessitate extensive engagement with many in the r...

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