Local Agency Formation Commission Accepting Applications for Public Member or Alternate

Published on March 13, 2015

All of California’s 58 counties have LAFCOs, which are state-created governing bodies best known for their roles in

  • Approving or denying boundary changes requested by other public agencies or individuals and
  • Determining the spheres of influence of cities and special districts. 

The goals of LAFCOs include encouraging the orderly formation of local government agencies, preserving agricultural land and discouraging urban sprawl. 

The Placer County LAFCO is composed of seven regular members: two from the County Board of Supervisors, two from local town or city councils, two from special districts within the county, and one member who represents the public. The county, councils, special districts and public each have one alternate who can act in the absence of a regular member.

The local LAFCO generally meets at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Commissioners serve four-year terms and receive $100 stipends and mileage reimbursement for each meeting attended. 

The terms of the current regular public member and alternate are scheduled to end in May this year.

Applications may be picked up at the LAFCO office at 110 Maple Street in Auburn and or downloaded from the LAFCO Website. Applicants also can ask to have applications e-mailed to them by calling 530-889-4097. 

Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 6. The commission may choose a public member and alternate at its April 8 meeting.

By law, the public member and alternate cannot be an officer or employee of the county, any incorporated city or town within the county or a district with territory in the county. Applicants should understand how local governments are organized and operate and should be familiar with land-use principals.

For more information, contact LAFCO at 530-889-4097.