Next Marin LAFCO Meeting will be August 14, 2014.

  • Land Preservation

    Urban sprawl can best be described as irregular and disorganized growth occurring without apparent design or plan. This pattern of development is characterized by the inefficient delivery of urban services (police, fire, water, and sanitation) and the unnecessary loss of agricultural resources and open space lands.
  • Local Organization

    LAFCO must consider the effect that any proposal will produce on existing agricultural lands. By guiding development toward vacant urban land and away from agricultural preserves, LAFCO assists with the preservation of our valuable agricultural resources.
  • Community Coordination

    Marin LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) is responsible for reviewing proposals for the formation of new local governmental agencies and for changes in the organization of existing agencies.
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San Rafael Service Review and Sphere of Influence Update


Marin Local Agency Formation Commission

January 2006

Peter Banning, Executive Officer - Evelyn Ellis, Assistant Planner - Candice Bozzard, Commission Clerk

165 North Redwood Drive, Suite 160 San Rafael, California 94903


The staff of Marin LAFCO gratefully acknowledges the time and effort of the County of Marin, City of San Rafael, Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District, Marinwood Community Service District, Central Marin Sanitation Agency and San Rafael Sanitation District who provided information and insight during the preparation of this report.



The Marin LAFCO directory provides a list of government agencies, board members and other important information and agency facts. The directory also includes links to interactive maps which disaply city limits, community boundaries and other highlighted features.


LAFCO Directory

Job Opportunity - Analyst / Extra Hire

FINAL DEADLINE:  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest that includes responses to supplemental questions and accompanied by a resume no later than Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.   Materials MUST be submitted by e-mail and directed to Keene Simonds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicants MUST currently be in their junior or senior year of college, or currently a graduate student in public administrative, urban planning, or a closely related field.

Download Job Announcement - Analyst / Extra Hire

Public Meeting Notice


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE MARIN LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION (LAFCO) that on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the City of San Rafael Council Chambers located at 1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, California the agency will consider the following actions:


 Adoption of the Final Budget and Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014-2015


In accordance with Government Code Section 56381, Marin LAFCO will consider adopting a final budget and work plan to fund and direct, respectively, the agency’s regulatory and planning responsibilities for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.    Public comments are welcomed through the end of the scheduled hearing and will inform the preparation of final documents for future adoption.  To view the associated staff report on the proposed budget and work plan click here.  The staff report on the final budget and work plan will be available approximately one week prior to the hearing date.  You may also request a written copy of the staff report(s) by contacting LAFCO at (415) 446-4409. 



Adoption of Final Study Schedule for 2013-2017



This action - if approved - is to formally calendar LAFCO's municipal service reviews and sphere of influence updates for the current 2013-2017 legislative cycle as provided under Government Code Sections 56430 and 56425.  An associated staff report will be available for download approximately one week prior to the hearing date.  You may also request a written copy of the staff report by contacting LAFCO at (415) 446-4409.