FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 1999 Contact: Diane Thomas 714.834.6203
Board Implements HCD Restructuring
(SANTA ANA) – The Board of Supervisors at tomorrow morning’s meeting is expected to approve the final step in a revamp of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department that was approved in December.
An organizational study, which was conducted from last April to September, analyzed the department’s structure, staffing needs and ways of achieving maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Tomorrow’s agenda item updates job descriptions and qualifications to reflect the changes brought about by restructuring.
"I want to thank the HCD employees, County staff and the Orange County Employees Association for working together to put the restructuring plan into action," said Board Chairman Charles V. Smith. "This action helps us achieve the Board’s priorities and serve well the community’s needs. We’ve made a commitment to addressing the need for low- and moderate-income housing in the county."
HCD has an annual operating budget of $27 million and a staff of 100 employees.
At tomorrow’s meeting, the new HCD director, Paula Burrier-Lund, will be introduced to the Board. She was formerly the deputy executive director of the San Diego Housing Commission. While at San Diego, Burrier-Lund was responsible for the Housing Commission’s finance, policy, program development, community relations and loan management operations.