A special meeting will be held 7:00PM on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the San Anselmo City Council Chambers to conduct the December 11, 2014 Commission business.  The agenda and staff reports will remain the same. 

  • Protecting Against Urban Sprawl

    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.
  • Preparing Studies

    Marin LAFCO is responsible for regularly preparing studies to independently assess the relationship between service demands and community needs.
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San Rafael Service Review and Sphere of Influence Update

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

SUMMARY & RECOMMENDATIONS

A. PURPOSES OF SPHERES OF INFLUENCE ADOPTED BY LAFCO

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

LAFCO News

On October 9, 2014 the Marin LAFCO Commission approved a new application fee schedule that took effect December 9, 2014.

On December 12, 2014 the Marin LAFCO Commission began the process to elect or re-apoint a regular special district member and an alternate special district member.  A Call for Nominations went out to the 30 independent special districts to nominate a board member to serve on the LAFCO Commission for the term May 2015 - May 2019.  Nominations will be accepted until 5:00PM on February 12, 2015.