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Public Hearing: At the October 5, 2015 Regular Commission Meeting there will be continued Public Hearings for 1) Sphere of Influence Updates for the City of Point Arena, the Elk County Water District, and the Caspar South Water District (link); and 2)Fire Protection District Municipal Services Reviews (link).

Welcome to the Mendocino County LAFCo website.

The fundamental role of a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is to implement the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg (CKH) Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Government Code Section 56000, et seq.), which provides for the most logical, efficient, and appropriate formation of local municipalities, service areas, and special districts.

The CKH requires all LAFCOs, including LAFCO of Mendocino County, to conduct a Municipal Service Review (MSR) prior to updating the sphere of influence (SOI) of the various cities and special districts in the County (Government Code Section 56430). CKH requires an MSR and SOI update every 5 years.

LAFCo regular meetings are normally held on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 AM.  The Commission meets in the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah. Other dates and locations may be utilized, and will be announced in advance.

For those interested in learning more about LAFCo, its duties, functions, and powers, please refer to the following PowerPoint presentation: The Role of LAFCo