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.
During the week of April 14, 2014, the Boards of the Lompico County
Water District (April 15) and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District
(April 17) will consider adopting joint resolutions applying to
LAFCO for a "merger". They will also consider requesting
the County Board of Supervisors to initiate a bond process. Here
is some current information:
Lorenzo Valley WD Agenda
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.
The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2014 (9:30 a.m.).
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:
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
Bill 240 of the 2013 Legislative Session requires mutual water companies
to conduct open meetings, comply with the Public Records Act, prepare
an annual audit, adopt an annual budget at an open meeting, and
receive board member training.
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