The primary mission of the Local Agency Formation
Commission (LAFCo) is to encourage the orderly growth and development of the
local agencies within the county, in accordance with the policies and
procedures established by the State Legislature in the Cortese-Knox Local
Government Reorganization Act of 1985, Section 56000, et seq. of the Government
LAFCo's responsibilities include the review and approval of the formation of
public agencies, a change in boundaries of existing agencies, and other changes
in organization of local agencies, such as consolidations. LAFCo's efforts are
directed toward encouraging the efficient and economic delivery of public
services, and the preservation of agricultural and open-space lands.
Information about LAFCo's responsibilities may be
found at on the What
is LAFCo document (PDF) or by reading our FAQs. You may find the agenda and materials for the most
recent meeting of the commission at LAFCo Meeting Information.