Meeting Agenda

Notice of Meeting  
DATE:     Wednesday, March 14, 2012
TIME:      1:30 PM
PLACE: Board of Supervisors Chambers
651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commission will hear and consider oral or written testimony presented by any affected agency or any interested person who wishes to appear.  Proponents and opponents, or their representatives, are expected to attend the hearings.  From time to time, the Chair may announce time limits and direct the focus of public comment for any given proposal. 

Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by LAFCO to a majority of the members of the Commission less than 72 hours prior to that meeting will be available for public inspection in the office at 651 Pine Street, Six Floor, Martinez, CA, during normal business hours as well as at the LAFCO meeting.

All matters listed under CONSENT ITEMS are considered by the Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a member of the Commission or a member of the public prior to the time the Commission votes on the motion to adopt.

For agenda items not requiring a formal public hearing, the Chair will ask for public comments.  For formal public hearings the Chair will announce the opening and closing of the public hearing. 

If you wish to speak, please complete a speaker’s card and approach the podium; speak clearly into the microphone, start by stating your name and address for the record. 

Campaign Contribution Disclosure
If you are an applicant or an agent of an applicant on a matter to be heard by the Commission, and if you have made campaign contributions totaling $250 or more to any Commissioner in the past 12 months, Government Code Section 84308 requires that you disclose the fact, either orally or in writing, for the official record of the proceedings. 

Notice of Intent to Waive Protest Proceedings
In the case of annexations and detachments it is the intent of the Commission to waive subsequent protest and election proceedings provided that all of the owners of land located within the proposal area have consented and those agencies whose boundaries would be changed have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings.

American Disabilities Act Compliance
LAFCO will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend meetings who contact the LAFCO office at least 24 hours before the meeting, at 925-335-1094. An assistive listening device is available upon advance request.

As a courtesy, please silence your cell phones during the meeting.


1.   Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Gov. Code, § 54956.9(b): One potential case.

4. Public Comment Period (please observe a three-minute time limit):
  Members of the public are invited to address the Commission regarding any item that is not scheduled for discussion as part of this Agenda.  No action will be taken by the Commission at this meeting as a result of items presented at this time.
5. Approval of Minutes for the February 8, 2012 regular LAFCO meeting
6. Northeast Antioch – The Commission will receive a verbal update from the City of Antioch and Contra Costa County regarding the proposed annexation and strategic planning efforts for Northeast Antioch, and be asked to provide direction as appropriate.
7. East Contra Costa Fire Protection District - The Commission will receive a verbal update from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District regarding the District’s proposed special tax to finance fire protection and emergency services.
8. LAFCO 11-05North Pacheco Annexation to City of Martinez: On January 11, the Commission approved the annexation subject to protest proceedings.  On March 6, a protest hearing was held and over 25% written protests were received.
9. Mt. Diablo Health Care District (MDHCD):  On January 11, the Commission held a public hearing for the purpose of considering governance options for MDHCD.  At that time the Commission adopted a zero sphere of influence for the MDHCD.  The Commission continued the public hearing to March 14, 2012 and directed LAFCO staff to initiate discussions with the affected parties regarding naming a successor agency.  The Commission will receive a report on the outcome of these discussions and be asked to take action and provide direction as appropriate.  Public Hearing Continued from January 11, 2012
10. Proposed Budget for FY 2012-13- The Commission will consider the proposed budget for
FY 2012-13   Public Hearing
11. Public Member Screening CommitteeThe LAFCO Chair will be asked to appoint a screening committee to screen applications for the public member seats.
12. Correspondence from Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA)
13. Letter from Senator DeSaulnier to State Natural Resources Agency re: Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
14. Commissioner Comments and Announcements
15. Staff Announcements
Next regular LAFCO meeting – April 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.