Meeting Agenda

Notice of Meeting  
DATE:     Wednesday, August 8, 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
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 July 11, 2012 regular LAFCO meeting.
6. LAFCO 12-02 – Mt. Diablo Health Care District Reorganization – Detachment of Territory and Establishment as a Subsidiary District - On June 29, the Commission approved the reorganization subject to protest proceedings.  On July 30, a protest hearing was held.  The Commission will receive the results of the protest hearing and be asked to order the reorganization.  The Commission will also receive an update regarding various MDHCD activities including the unfunded health care liability.
7. Fire Services - The Commission will discuss countywide fire service issues and challenges, and be asked to provide direction as appropriate.
8. Response to Contra Costa County Grand Jury Report No. 1211 – “Contra Costa County Fire and Emergency Response Services, Leveraging Combined Strengths to Address Individual Weaknesses?” - The Commission will consider approving a response to the Contra Costa County Grand Jury Report No. 1211.
9. Library Services Municipal Service Review (MSR) Update - The Commission will receive a summary of issues identified at the MSR overview presented at the July 11th LAFCO meeting.
10. Correspondence from Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA)
11. Commissioner Comments and Announcements
12. Staff Announcements
Next regular LAFCO meeting – September 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.