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.
December 4th, 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.
The December 4, 2013 LAFCO meeting has been cancelled. The next
LAFCO meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2014 (9:30 a.m.).
Hill Sanitation Reorganization
LAFCO No. 947 and 947-A
October 2, 2013, LAFCO conducted a public hearing on a proposal
to reorganize the sanitation areas along the Graham Hill Road
corridor. The proposal will make the existing sewer main along
Graham Hill Road available for use by properties adjacent and
nearby to Graham Hill Road. LAFCO approved the reorganization
and directed its staff to conduct a protest hearing. Any affected
voter or landowner in the subject territory who wished to object
to the reorganization could file a written protest no later than
November 27, 2013:
After the conclusion of the November 27th protest hearing, the
LAFCO Executive Office concluded that insufficient protest was
filed to trigger an election. The reorganization will be recorded
with the State Board of Equalization.
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:
Water Company Boundaries
Bill 54 of the 2011 Legislative Session requires mutual water companies
to file their service area boundary maps with LAFCOs by December
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
--Link to Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1