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 is soliciting nominations for the special district regular and alternate member seats. Terms of office begin May 1, 2021 and ends on May 5, 2025. ---Nomination Form
The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9 a.m. There will be no LAFCO meeting in December. The agenda packet is usually available on our website the Thursday before the scheduled meeting date. Instructions for Zoom online meetings and...
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District provides service to approximately 8,000 connections in Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Felton, Lompico, Zayante, and southern Scotts Valley. LAFCO approved the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Service & Sphere Review at...
At its October meeting, the Commission adopted the Resource Conservation District's Service & Sphere Review. The RCD helps people protect, conserve and restore natural resources through information, education & technical assistance programs.
The Commission adopted a multi-year Service Review Work Program from 2020-2024 to accomplish the next round of service reviews & sphere updates.
A consolidation is being proposed by Central & Aptos / La Selva Fire Protection Districts. --- 11/4/20 Staff Report