Meeting Agenda

Notice of Meeting  
DATE:     Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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.

MEETING AGENDA

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 September 9, 2015 regular LAFCO meeting
6. Informational Presentation - Contra Costa Transportation Authority – Update on Measure J, Growth Management Program, and Urban Limit Line activities 
 

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE/BOUNDARY CHANGES

7. LAFCO 08-30 –West County Wastewater District Annexation No. 312 - consider proposed annexation of two parcels (APNs 430-122-030/ -031). The area comprises 2.57+ acres located on Sobrante Avenue in unincorporated El Sobrante.  Also consider related actions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Public Hearing - Continued from September 9, 2015 Meeting   
8. LAFCO 14-05 –Reorganization 186 (Magee Ranch/Summerhill): Annexations to CCCSD and EBMUD - proposed reorganization submitted by CCCSD including annexations to CCCSD and EBMUD and related CEQA actions. The area comprises 410+ acres (10 parcels) located on the south side of Diablo and Blackhawk Roads in the Town of Danville. Consider removing this item from the Commission calendar pending notification from the project applicant that the environmental review has been completed and the project is ready to proceed. Public Hearing – Continued from September 9, 2015 Meeting
 

MUNICIPAL SERVICE REVIEWS (MSRs)/SPHERE OF INFLUENCE (SOI) UPDATES

9. Reclamation Services MSR/SOI Updates (2nd Round) - receive an overview of the Public Review Draft MSR report, along with public comments. The MSR covers 13 reclamation districts and one municipal improvement district. Public Hearing
 

BUSINESS ITEMS

10. LAFCO Fee Schedule Update – consider approving proposed fee updates and increases. Public Hearing
11. Agricultural & Open Space Preservation Policy Update - the LAFCO Policies & Procedures Subcommittee will provide an update on activities relating to developing an Agricultural & Open Space Preservation Policy.
12. Legislative Policy – consider approving a legislative policy as submitted by the LAFCO Policies & Procedures Subcommittee.
13. 2016 LAFCO Meeting Schedule – consider approving the 2016 LAFCO meeting schedule.
14. FY 2015-16 First Quarter Budget – receive the first quarter budget report for FY 2015-16.
 

CORRESPONDENCE

15. Correspondence from Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA)
16. Correspondence from CALAFCO
 
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
13. Commissioner Comments and Announcements
14. Staff Announcements
 
ADJOURNMENT
Next regular LAFCO meeting – November 18, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.