Council Tentatively Approves Community Development Department’s $1,624,425 FY2017 Proposed Budget

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus discusses with the council his department’s proposed budget of $1,624,425 for FY2017. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council tentatively approved 7-0 this evening the Community Development Department’s proposed budget of $1,624,425 for FY2017.

The Community Development Department, CDD, consists of four divisions:

  • Administration;
  • Housing;
  • Planning; and
  • Building Safety.

CDD serves as staff liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board, White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee. CDD provides long-range planning for housing and comprehensive planning and also performs regulatory oversight functions.

As part of the regulatory function, CDD is responsible for code enforcement and review of building and land development plans. These oversight functions ensure that the land developed and building construction are in compliance with the County Development Code and the Building Code, thereby protecting public health, safety and welfare.