IMPROVING OVERSIGHT TRANSPARENCY (August 2017)
JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY (JPAs)
Senate Bill 1266 of 2016 requires that certain JPAs file copies of their operating agreements with LAFCO. Electronic copies from this JPA LIST (as of 9-17-2020) are available at the LAFCO office.
PRIVATE ROAD MAINTENANCE
The Resource Conservation Districts of the Central Coast produce a document that offers advice to property owners who collectively maintain private roads. The guide includes sections that outline the options of forming a road association and petitioning to become a County Service Area.
—Central Coast Private Road Maintenance Guide
Santa Cruz County has a webpage that explains their operation of roads maintenance and other County Service Areas:
—County Service Area Information on Santa Cruz County Website
MANABE OW BUSINESS PARK
In 2006, a real estate covenant was recorded concerning the Manabe and Ow properties where a business park was being planned in Watsonville.
—2006 Sphere Article: A New Tool for the LAFCO Toolbox
MEASURE U, CITY OF WATSONVILLE
In November 2002, 60% of Watsonville City voters approved Measure U. It established a twenty-year, twenty-five-year, and westerly urban limit lines around the City, and directed growth into several unincorporated areas—primarily the Buena Vista, Manabe-Burgstrom, and Atkinson Lane areas adjacent to the current City boundary. The Measure was designed to protect commercial agricultural lands and environmentally sensitive areas while providing a measure of surety to the City on its ability to address housing and job creation for the next 20 years.
On June 4, 2013, the voters of the City of Watsonville voted on Measure T, an amendment to the Urban Limit Line:
—Measure T Initiative
The initiative did not pass.