Santa Cruz LAFCO

Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County

Welcome to the Santa Cruz LAFCO Website. This website continues to be a work in progress. If you happen to find a broken link, or you cannot find/access the information you are looking for, please call 831-454-2055.

LAFCOs were 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.

 

Phone

(831) 454-2055

Office

701 Ocean Street, Room 318-D Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hours

Monday-Friday:
8am – 5pm

Latest News

Next LAFCO Meeting

“The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The agenda packet will be available no later than Thursday, December 30, 2021.  (click “Learn More” for access to the latest agendas)

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Multi-Year Work Program

The Commission adopted a multi-year work program that identifies all scheduled service and sphere reviews for each city and special district in the County. 

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Policies & Procedures

The Commission adopted a number of policies and procedures to properly facilitate statutory mandates, proposed boundary changes, and other LAFCO-related actions.

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2021 Countywide Fire Report

In October 2021, the Commission adopted a countywide service and sphere review that analyzed the 13 local agencies that provide fire protection services throughout Santa Cruz County. Click on the following link to review the adopted report: 

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Countywide Park & Rec Report

In August 2021, the Commission adopted a countywide service and sphere review that analyzed the 4 local agencies that provide park and recreational services throughout Santa Cruz County. Click on the following link to review the adopted report: 

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Scotts Valley Water District Report

In May 2021, the Commission adopted a service and sphere review that analyzed the Scotts Valley Water District. Click on the following link to review the adopted report: 

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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.

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