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.
701 Ocean Street, Room 318-D Santa Cruz, CA 95060
8am – 5pm
Next LAFCO Meeting
“The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The agenda packet will be available by Thursday, May 26. (click “Learn More” for access to the latest agendas)
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.
"Opal Cliffs Recreation District Reorganization (RO 21-18)
The OCRD’s Board of Directors initiated the reorganization in August 2021. LAFCO approved the reorganization in February 2022. A protest hearing will be held on March 31, 2022. (click “Learn More” for additional information)
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:
RFP (Fire Study)
LAFCO is now accepting bids to produce a feasibility study involving the fire agencies in Santa Cruz County. If you are interested, please click on the following link to view the RFP:
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:
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.