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, August 4, 2021. The agenda packet will be made available at least one week before the meeting. (click “Learn More” for access to the latest agenda)
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.
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.