Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)

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Members

County Members

  • Bonnie Gore, Supervisor, District 1
    Term Expires: May 2020
  • Robert Weygandt, Supervisor, District 2
    Term Expires: May 2020  Vice Chair
  • Jim Holmes, Alternate Supervisor, District 3
    Term Expires: May 2020

City/Town Members

  • Paul Joiner, Councilmember, City of Lincoln
    Term Expires: May 2020
  • Joe Patterson, Councilmember, City of Rocklin
    Term Expires: May 2020
  • Scott Alvord, Alternate, Councilmember, City of Roseville
    Term Expires: May 2020

Special District Members

  • Joshua Alpine, Board Member, Placer County Water Agency
    Term Expires: May 2020
  • William Kahrl, Board Member, Newcastle Fire Protection District
    Term Expires: May 2022
  • Mike Lynch, Alternate Board Member, Auburn Recreation and Park District, Term Expires: May 2020

Public Members

  • E. Howard Rudd, Chair
    Term Expires: May 2019
  • Jim Gray, Alternate
    Term Expires: May 20193

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 sprawl
  • To insure efficient and effective agency services

Composition

Membership in each county's LAFCO is prescribed by law. The Placer LAFCO Commission contains seven members:

  • Two representatives from the county board of supervisors
  • Two representatives from city councils
  • One public member
  • Two special district representatives

Responsibilities

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.

The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) regulates boundaries and boundary changes for public agencies:

  • Cemetery Districts
  • Cities and Towns
  • Community Service Districts
  • Fire 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
  • Sewer Districts
  • Water and Irrigation Districts