Welcome to the Santa Cruz Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) website. This website continues to be a work in progress. If you happen to find a broken link, or you cannot find or access the information you are looking for, please call 831-454-2055. The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was created by State law in 1963 to regulate the boundaries of cities and special districts. Each of the 58 counties in California have a LAFCO. The objectives of LAFCO are:

  • to encourage efficient service areas for services provided by cities, counties, and special districts;
  • to guide urban development away from prime agricultural lands and open space resources;
  • to promote orderly growth; and
  • to discourage urban sprawl.

The LAFCO Commission in Santa Cruz County is comprised of seven members: two city council members chosen by the mayors of the cities in the County (City Selection Committee), 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. As a 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.

 

LAFCO’s NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 6th

LAFCO’s NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 6th

The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. Notice of Public Hearing for Service & Sphere of Influence Review for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District      

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FINAL Comprehensive Sanitation Service & Sphere Review

FINAL Comprehensive Sanitation Service & Sphere Review

A FINAL Comprehensive Sanitation Service & Sphere Review was adopted by the Commission on October 2, 2019. The 10 subject agencies include the following: Bear Creek Estates Wastewater System; County Service Area 2 (Place de Mer); County Service Area 5 (Sand...

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NEW Special District Alternate Member

NEW Special District Alternate Member

The election results are in !!! LAFCO welcomes Ed Banks, from the Pajaro Valley Cemetery District, as the new Special District Alternate. His first LAFCO meeting was August 7, 2019.

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Mid-County Fire Consolidation Study

Mid-County Fire Consolidation Study

Aptos / La Selva Fire Protection District, Central Fire Protection District, and LAFCO invited residents of the Mid-County to the consultants’ presentation of a feasibility study on August 27, 2018 that examines fire agency consolidation and related organizational...

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