Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to apply for State grant for first time home buyer program.

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to apply for State grant for first time home buyer program.

The Board adopted a resolution authorizing the Community and Economic Department to submit a grant application to the California State Department of Housing and Community Development for funding under the HOME Investment Partnership Program in the amount of $700,000. If awarded, funds will be used for the First Time Home Buyer Acquisition Only Program to assist low income families in the unincorporated areas of the County to purchase a home.

Esperanza Colio, Director of Economic Development, said that historically, HOME grants have provided the County of Imperial with funding to provide low income families with the opportunity to achieve the dream of purchasing a home by providing them with financial assistance in the form a deferred loan.

Through this application, she said, HCD is providing funding which will allow the County to continue to successfully implement the previously established First Time Home Buyer Program. The resolution passed with a vote of 5-0.

The Board also approved the request to reorganize the Auditor-Controller Office. The Human Resources and Risk Management worked in collaboration with CPS Human Resources Services to review a request to reorganize the management structure of the Department.

The action recommended the Payroll System Analyst incumbent to the higher level class of Audits and Systems Manager. This action is based upon the reassignment of the duties of the vacant Audits and Systems Manager positions to the Payroll System Analyst who will perform the duties of both classes. Revise the classification specification for Audits and Systems Manager and increase the Compensation for the Class based upon expanded duties.

Rodolfo Aguayo, Director of Human Resources, said that the proposed upgrades and job descriptions concludes appropriateness of the title and functions.

“A recommendation to the reclassify the Payroll System Analyst to the class of Audits and System Manager with an increase in compensation has been determined to be appropriate as this is as a consolidation of the two classes.” Aguayo said.  He also mentioned that the increase in compensation for the Special Accounting Manager is found to be appropriate since the responsibilities are broader and require a complex level of knowledge and skill.