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.
4, 2015 Meeting Cancelled
The February 4, 2015 LAFCO meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting
is scheduled for March 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. in Room 525 of the County
Governmental Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.
and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors are conducting
parallel processes to consider and implement the proposed merger
of the Lompico County Water District and the San Lorenzo Valley
Water District. The LAFCO process is complete and the merger will
be recorded if the conditions are met. The main condition is that
the voters of Lompico authorize a bond to pay for infrastructure
improvements. The Board of Supervisors is the lead agency preparing
the bond election. The ballots and voter information are tentatively
scheduled were mailed on January 26, 2015. The ballots should
be returned to the County Elections Department by February 24,
2015. In order for the reorganization to be completed, the bonds
need to receive more than a 2/3rds vote.
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