|DATE:||Wednesday, October 31, 2012|
|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|
|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 October 10, 2012 regular LAFCO meeting.|
|SPHERE OF INFLUENCE/BOUNDARY CHANGES|
|6.||LAFCO 11-07 – Alhambra Valley Reorganization: Annexation to City of Martinez and Detachment from County Service Area P-6: On September 12, the Commission approved the reorganization of 316.4+ acres (104 parcels) located southwest of the current City of Martinez boundary. On October 17, a protest hearing was held and an insufficient number of valid protests was received to either require an election or terminate the proceedings. The Commission will be asked to order the reorganization.|
|7.||LAFCO 12-03 – San Damiano Annexation to East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD): On September 12, the Commission approved the annexation of 27.5+ acres (three parcels) located in western Danville to EBMUD, subject to protest proceedings. On October 17, a protest hearing was held and no protests were received. The Commission will be asked to order the annexation.|
|8.||LAFCO 12-04 – Dougherty Valley Annexation #15 to the City of San Ramon- the Commission will consider a proposal to annex 41.54+ acres located adjacent to Quail Ridge Elementary School. Public Hearing, continued from October 10, 2012|
OUT OF AGENCY SERVICE
|9.||LAFCO 11-09 – Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District – this is a request by the District to extend municipal sewer services outside its jurisdictional boundary to a 15+ acre parcel located at 14021 Highway 4 in unincorporated Byron (APN 011-200-038).|
|10.||Island Annexations and LAFCO Policies & Procedures - the Commission will receive a report on island annexations and be asked to consider revisions to the Commission’s island annexation policies.|
|11.||2013 LAFCO Meeting Schedule – the Commission will be asked to approve the 2013 LAFCO meeting schedule.|
CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
|12.||Correspondence from Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA)|
|13.||Commissioner Comments and Announcements|
|Next regular LAFCO meeting – November 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.