The Air Pollution Control District's proposed budget of $4,506,091 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 represents a 3% decrease from FY 2015-2016. Changes are proposed to the District's fees, hourly billing rate, and permit renewal factor. Click here to view the FY 2016-2017 Proposed Budget (in PDF format).
A summary of the Proposed Budget is available for public review on weekdays, 8:00 am to noon, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the SLO County APCD office. Copies of the budget summary and the schedule of District fees are also available for review at the public libraries in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo during their normal business hours.
Most of our funding comes from fees paid by businesses and industries that cause air pollution, and from an air quality fee for vehicles registered in San Luis Obispo County. Other minor funding sources include state and federal grants and some property taxes. The APCD does not ordinarily receive funding from city or county general funds.
The District operates on the governmental fiscal cycle that begins on July 1 of each year and ends on June 30. The budget allocation for FY 2016-2017 is scheduled for hearing presentation at the May 18 and June 22 APCD Board meetings, with final approval scheduled for the June meeting.
The 2013-2017 Fiscal Plan evaluates historical and projected future APCD expenditures and revenue in the context of the adopted Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and current fiscal constraints. It also identifies the fiscal strategies needed to ensure the District has sufficient resources to accomplish our mission and mandates into the foreseeable future.