NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the Santa Cruz Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will hold public hearings on the following items:

  • Central & Aptos/La Selva Fire Consolidation (DC 20-02): Consideration of a proposed consolidation encompassing 55 square miles and includes the communities of Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, and La Selva Beach. The consolidation was initiated by the two affected fire districts as a joint application. Pursuant to state law, if substantially similar resolutions are adopted making proposals for consolidation, the Commission shall approve, or conditionally approve, the proposal (Government Code Section 56853[a]).
    NOTICE OF EXEMPTION Central & Aplos/La Selva Fire Consolidation
  • CSA 60 Sphere of Influence Determination: Consideration of a sphere amendment to County Service Area 60 (Huckleberry Island). The Commission adopted a service and sphere review on March 4, 2020 and deferred action on the sphere boundary until August 5.
  • Policy Updates – Consideration of proposed modifications to LAFCO’s Proposal Evaluation, Environmental Review, and Fee Schedule Policies. The proposed changes include several non-substantive changes, removal of outdated language, and minor clarifications to reflect the Commission’s current practices.
  • CSA 9 Service and Sphere of Influence Review: Consideration of a service review for CSA 9 and analysis of its respective sphere of influence boundary. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), LAFCO staff has prepared a Categorical Exemption for the service and sphere review.

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted as a teleconference pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, which suspend certain requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act. Members of the public are encouraged to observe the shelter-in-place order and participate by teleconference. Instructions to participate remotely are available in the June 3rd Agenda and Agenda Packet.

During the meeting, the Commission will consider oral or written comments from any interested person. Maps, written reports, environmental review documents and further information can be obtained by contacting LAFCO’s staff at (831) 454-2055 or from LAFCO’s website at LAFCO does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and no person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs or activities. If you wish to attend this meeting and you will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact the LAFCO office at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

/s/ Joe A. Serrano
Executive Officer
Date: July 14, 2020




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