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Local Agency Formation Commission

110 Maple Street (Air Pollution Control building)
Auburn, CA  95603
Phone:  530-889-4097

 

 STATE CREATION OF LAFCO:  Created in 1963 for the purpose of encouraging orderly growth and development.

  • For protection of agricultural resources and open space
  • To discouragement of urban sprawal
  • To insure efficient and effective agency services    

The Placer Local Agency Commission consists of seven members - two representatives from the county board of supervisors, two representatives from city councils, one public member, and two special district members.   WHO IS ON THE PLACER LAFCO COMMISSION:

  

North Lake Tahoe/Martis Valley Workshop information                   

North Lake Tahoe/Martis Valley Power Point Presentation

 Draft MSR: a) Tahoe/Martis Valley area        Draft MSR: b) Tahoe/Martis Valley area       Letter from Executive Officer

 

FINAL MSR/WEST SLOPE FIRE:   (this file contains over 500 pagers)         MSR COMMENT LOG:Placer Fire MSR Comment Log                                

      

  

TENTATIVE HEARING SCHEDULE - FISCAL YEAR 2016/2017  

  • January 11, 2017  No Hearing to be held
  • February 8, 2017  Agenda Package
  • March 8, 2017  No Hearing Scheduled
  • April 12, 2017  Agenda Package
  • May 10, 2017  No Hearing Scheduled
  • June 14, 2017 Agenda Package  Part 1            Part 2
  • August 9, 2017 Agenda Package
  • September 13, 2017  Not Hearing Scheduled

   

THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION (LAFCO) REGULATES BOUNDARIES AND BOUNDARY CHANGES FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES/SPECIAL DISTRICTS:

  • Cities and Towns
  • Sewer Districts
  • Water and Irrigation Districts
  • Cemetery Districts
  • Fire Districts
  • Community Service Districts
  • Hospital Districts
  • Mosquito and Vector Control Districts
  • Municipal Utility Districts
  • Public Utility Districts
  • Recreation and Park Districts
  • Resort Improvement Districts
  • Resource Conservation Districts
  • Sanitary Districts

  SERVICE REVIEWS (MSR, EIR, RFP)

The Municipal Service Review (MSR) includes an analysis of the issues and written determinations for:

ROCKLIN ANNEXATION LAFCO #2016-01 - GREENBRAE RECONSIDERATION NOTICE

      LETTER REQUESTING RECONSIDERATION

       Staff report from February 10, 2016 hearing  Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Minutes     Letters received prior to hearing

       Staff report from March 9, 2016 hearing  Part 1   Documents submitted by Craig Wood on 3-9-16  Part 1    Part 2    Minutes

       Staff report from April 13, 2016 hearing  Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4    Docs received at hearing:  City of Rocklin - Craig Wood     Minutes

 

 LAFCO APPLICATIONS:

  • Please contact Placer LAFCO to set up an appointment to discuss your needs.  Phone: 530-889-4097
    1. A typical applicant to LAFCO might include an individual homeowner requesting to be included into a sewer district due to a failing septic tank, or a developer seeking annexation to a city in order to obtain a more favorable development package and the extension of certain services. Less frequently, a city might submit an application to annex pockets or “islands” of unincorporated land in order to avoid duplication of services, or special districts might request to consolidate two or more districts in an effort to streamline their services and reduce costs to taxpayers. 
  • The LAFCO Process
    1. After an application is received the application is sent to different county departments and agencies for comments.  There is a period of information gathering and analysis. After reviewing the comments, LAFCO will hold a public hearing to consider an applicant's request.
    2. These hearings are advertised in the local newspapers and interested citizens are welcome and encouraged to state their views at the hearings. LAFCO Application Process
    3. LAFCO Application

PLACER LAFCO REQUIREMENTS:  Each county in the state is required to have a LAFCO. These LAFCOs fulfill their legislative mandate through the consideration and approval or denial of boundary changes proposed by individuals or the local agencies themselves. LAFCOs do not have the power to initiate boundary changes on their own, except for proposals involving the dissolution, consolidation, or merger of special districts or the establishment of subsidiary districts.
Fee Schedule for Proposals

    PLACER LAFCO POLICIES/MANUAL:     

     PART 1 - Introduction to LAFCO 

     PART 11 - Rules of Order for Placer LAFCO

     PART 111 - LAFCO Policies

     PART 1V - The LAFCO Process        PART 1V- Regulations affecting Functions & Services of Special Districts within Placer County

                List of Types of Special Districts 

     PART V - Proposal Standards & Evaluation Criteria

    GUIDELINES FOR INCORPORATION/FORMATION OF NEW CITIES OR DISTRICTS.  Guidelines and examples intended to give a general overview of the process:

     LAWS GOVERNING THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION (LAFCO):  CORTESE-KNOX-HERTZBERG LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2000

    LAFCO's are required (by law) to review each public agency to confirm that services are provided efficiently and economically, and to determine the area of growth (spheres of influence) for the agencies.

       

     

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