to the Santa Cruz Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) web site.
Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was created by State law in 1963 to
regulate the boundaries of cities and special districts. There is a LAFCO
in each of the 58 counties of California. The objectives of LAFCO are:
encourage efficient service areas for services provided by cities,
counties, and special districts;
guide urban development away from prime agricultural lands and open
promote orderly growth; and
discourage urban sprawl.
in Santa Cruz County is comprised of seven members: two city council members
chosen by the mayors of the cities in the county, two county supervisors
chosen by the Board of Supervisors, two special district board members
chosen by the twenty-four independent special district board chairpersons
in the county, and a public member chosen by the other members of LAFCO.
public agency, LAFCO discusses and acts upon its business monthly in open
public meetings. We welcome your interest and participation in the important
matters under study by LAFCO.
The next meeting is scheduled for August 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Room
525 of the County Governmental Center at 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.
Valley Public Cemetery District
June 3rd, LAFCO accepted the 2015 Service Review and Sphere of Influence
Review for the Pajaro Valley Public Cemetery District affirming the
current status-quo sphere of influence for the cemetery district.
April 21st, the independent special districts of Santa Cruz County
elected a special district board member to serve on LAFCO. LAFCO welcomes
Tom LaHue, from the Soquel Creek Water District, to serve a four-year
term on LAFCO.
Member and City Alternate
mayors have appointed two councilmembers to positions on LAFCO:
Donna Lind from the City of Scotts Valley
David Terrazas from the City of Santa Cruz.
June 3, 2015, LAFCO extended its autorization of the Lompico Reorganization
to August 6, 2016. The two districts are continuing to study options
for financing the Lompico infrastucture repairs and improvements.
March 6, 2015, the Lompico County Water District Board initiated
a rate hike procedure. The LCWD Board has subsequently ratified
the rate increase.
In 2014 and early 2015, LAFCO and the Santa Cruz County Board
of Supervisors conducted parallel processes to consider the proposed
merger of the Lompico County Water District and the San Lorenzo
Valley Water District. LAFCO authorized the merger subject to
four conditions. One condition was raising $2.75 million for infrastructure
improvements. The infrastructure bond election concluded on February
24. The bond failed to get the required 2/3rds affirmative vote.
The merger process has been halted.
to Information from Other Agencies
Citizens Advisory Committee
Valley Water District
The protest period for the proposed Lompico Reorganization closed
on October 6, 2014.
Since the protest results do not bring about an election on the
reorganization, the only matter on the mail ballot will be whether
to authorize the bonds.
Hearing August 6, 2014
6, 2014, LAFCO authorized, subject to four conditions, the Lompico
Reorganization, which consists of the dissolution of the Lompico
County Water District and annexation of Lompico to the San Lorenzo
Valley Water District.
Customer Five Year Costs Under Merger and Independent Models
Report for August 6 Hearing
2014 Service Review/Spheres Study
1 Purpose of Study
2 Overview of Agencies
3 Population and Growth
4 Disadvantaged Communities
5 Infrastructure Needs
7 Shared Facilities
8 Accountability and Efficiency
9 Board Meeting Rules
10 Communities of Interest
Early 2014 Information:
Year Pro Forma Budget
for Five Year Pro Forma
Item Details of Pro Forma
On December 4, 2013, the LAFCO Executive Officer participated
in a public workshop concerning the possible merger of the Lompico
County Water District and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.
Hill Sanitation Reorganization
Graham Hill Sanitation Reorganization has been completed.
Any property owner within the annexation area who wants sanitary
sewer connection information should contact the County Public
Works Department, Sanitation Engineering staff at:
Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Campus Applications Status
two UCSC North Campus applications (No. 928 Sphere Amendment,
and No. 929 Extraterritorial Water And Sewer Authorization) are
on hold following litigation. Before LAFCO acts on the applications,
additional work will have to be done on the environmental impact
report. For additional information:
does not regulate school district boundaries. Direct questions concerning
school district boundaries to the Business Services office of the
County Office of Education. (831) 466-5600.
Cell Phone Notification (Reverse 911)
Cruz Regional 9-1-1, which dispatches emergency police, fire, and
ambulances in Santa Cruz County, has a service. In cases of imminent
threat, it has the capability to make reverse 911 calls to cell phones.
In the case of an imminent threat, the Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 would
make an automated call to cell phones registered to threatened addresses.
A sample message might be "At 9:30 on Monday morning, a mandatory
evacuation has been ordered for all homes on XYZ Road due to threat
from the wildfire. " To utilize this service, cell phone users
must register with the dispatch center:|
--Link to Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1