LAFCo is a state mandated local agency that oversees boundary changes to cities and special districts, the formation of new agencies including incorporation of new cities, and the consolidation of existing agencies. The broad goals of the agency are to ensure the orderly formation of local government agencies, to preserve agricultural and open space lands, and to discourage urban sprawl. Below you will find information provided by the State of California. The Glenn Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was formed when the State Legislature passed the Knox-Nisbet Act of 1963. The law has been updated from time to time, most recently as the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000.

 

This is volume 1 of the first edition of OPR's advisory guidelines for use by Local Agency Formation Commissions in the development of a local process for incorporation of new cities, as required by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000. The guidelines provide a step-by-step process for LAFCOs and citizens to follow, based on legal requirements and "best practices". Please see volume 2 (below) for appendices.

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This is volume 2 of the first edition of OPR's advisory guidelines for use by Local Agency Formation Commissions in the development of a local process for incorporation of new cities, as required by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000. The appendices contain background information, sample forms and notices, and a Primer with basic information on the incorporation process for use by citizens and LAFCO staff.

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This is volume 1 of the first edition of OPR's advisory guidelines for use by Local Agency Formation Commissions in conducting municipal service reviews, as required by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Chapter 761, Statutes of 2000). The guidelines provide advice on the process and substance of the municipal service review. Please see volume 2 (below) for appendices.

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This is volume 2 of the first edition of OPR's advisory guidelines for use by Local Agency Formation Commissions in conducting municipal service reviews. These appendices provide background information and numerous templates, forms and examples to assist LAFCOs as they develop local processes for municipal service reviews.

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E-Mail Address executiveofficer@glennlafco.com
Primary Contact Name Adele Foley, Executive Officer
Address 525 W. Sycamore St., Ste B1, Willows, CA  95988
Description Primary purposes of LAFCO is the discouragement of urban sprawl & the encouragement of the orderly formation & development of local government agencies based upon local conditions and circumstances.  (Reference: Government Code 56300-56434)
Authority Resolution 75-1 GC LAFCO Operating Policies & Procedures January 1975
Qualification While serving on the commission, all commission members shall exercise their independent judgment on behalf of the interests of residents, property owners, and the public as a whole in furthering the purposes of this division.  Any member appointed on behalf of local governments shall represent the interests of the public as a whole and not solely the interest of the appointing authority.  (Reference: Government Code 56325.1) Regular and Alternate City Members are appointed by the City Selection Committee (Reference: Government Codes 56325, 56326, and 56327).
Term The term of office of each member shall be four years (Reference: Government Code 56334)
Oath Required No
Bond None
Compensation $50 per diem for each day while in attendance at meetings of the Commission
Contact Person Adele Foley, Executive Officer
Committee Roster

The Commission is composed of five members: two representing the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors from their own membership, two representing the Cities in the County appointed by the City Selection Committee - one from Willows and one from Orland, and one representing the general public appointed by the other four members of the Commission. An alternate is appointed for the County representation, the City representation and for the public member.

CURRENT MEMBERS AND TERMS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Bruce Roundy, Orland City Commissioner (1/5/09 - 5/1/18) (Chairman)

Dwight Foltz, County Commissioner (1/6/15 - 5/9/19) (Vice Chairman)

Keith Corum, County Commissioner (5/7/13 - 5/3/21)

Kerri Warren, Willows City Commissioner (1/9/17 - 5/1/18)

Christine Stifter, Public Commissioner

ALTERNATES:

Leigh McDaniel, County Alternate (1/6/15 - 5/6/19)

Jim Yoder, City Alternate (1/9/17 - 5/1/18)

Phillip Zabell, Public Alternate (Expires 5/1/18)

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