A. Within ten days of filing the request for the record and prior to commencing preparation of a transcript or other record, the officer or employee of the local agency responsible for preparation of the record shall provide to the petitioner an estimate in writing of the actual total cost of the record. The party requesting the preparation of the record shall deposit the full amount of the cost estimate with the officer or employee of the local agency responsible for preparation of the record within ten days of such notification. Actual total costs shall include, but not be limited to, the salary and fringe benefit rates of pay by the county to personnel for time consumed in typing a transcript and reproducing, assembling and compiling the transcript and exhibits, the unit cost (including pro-rated rental) of equipment utilized in reproduction, the cost of materials and supplies, and the cost to the county of having a transcript typed when testimony has been recorded by a court reporter.
B. If the cost of the preparation of the record exceeds the amount deposited, the party requesting such record shall pay the additional amount when the record is delivered. If the deposit exceeds the actual cost, the difference shall be refunded.
(Ord. 9309 § 2 (part), 1993.)