with State law, Santa Cruz LAFCO has adopted the following policies and
rules to guide its operations and decisions.
OF PUBLIC MEMBER AND ALTERNATE
The public member and public alternate are appointed to LAFCO in accordance
with State law and this local policy.
require local elected officials, appointed officials, and certain employees
to file annual reports concerning their personal financial interests,
and to refrain from participating in public decisions that could affect
their significant financial interests. Santa Cruz LAFCO has adopted a
Conflict of Interest Code.
and local rules require public disclosure of certain:
contributions to people who are sitting on LAFCO,
--expenditures for political purposes related to any proposal that will
be submitted to LAFCO,
and other contributions and expenditures made supporting or opposing
proposals to LAFCO.
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCEDURES
These procedures address how Santa Cruz LAFCO will perform environmental
review in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
In certain circumstances, State law allows LAFCO to authorize a city or
district to provide a service outside the agency's boundaries. Santa Cruz
LAFCO has adopted procedures and policies for its consideration of these
types of applications.
policies concern LAFCO's purchasing and claims procedures.
AND SERVICES OF SPECIAL DISTRICTS
rules explain how LAFCO regulates the types of services provided by each
These guidelines outline the contents of feasibility studies for city
This policy requires an applicant to be responsible for any litigation
costs that arise from LAFCO's action on an application. The indeminfication
form must be executed before an application is deemed complete.
SPECIAL DISTRICT SELECTION COMMITTEE
The two special district members and one special district alternate on
LAFCO are elected in accordance with State law and these local rules.
These rules govern the conduct of LAFCO meetings.
These rules govern the review of the Executive Officer's performance and
the staff compensation levels.
For many annexations and other changes of organization, State law provides
for another opportunity for voters and landowners to protest a change
of organization after LAFCO has authorized the change. This policy delegates
the authority to conduct the protest proceedings to the Executive Officer.
This policy concerns destruction of recordings of LAFCO meetings.
OF FEES AND DEPOSITS
LAFCO charges fees for various services and collects deposits
at the time applications are filed.
SPHERES OF INFLUENCE POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
policies guide LAFCO's adoption of spheres of influence for each city
and special district.
FOR EVALUATING PROPOSALS
These are the standards by which LAFCO reviews
annexation applications and other proposals.
LIMIT FOR CERTIFICATE OF FILING
This policy teminates an application if it has not received a
certificate of filing within one year of the date it was submitted to
In 2011, LAFCO amended three sets of policies
to contain more specific water policies. These water policies are
highlighted in yellow on the linked documents.
on April 2, 2015. On web. Pages.