Next Marin LAFCO Meeting will be April 10, 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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July 12, 2012 - Annexation of the Lands of Valley Memorial Park to Novato Sanitary District (File #1309)

This proposal requests annexation of the 41.1acre site of the Valley Memorial Park in northern Novato to the Novato Sanitary District. The project site is currently in use as a cemetery with related chapel, crematory, mausoleum and office uses. The purpose of the proposal is to obtain sewer service to allow for expansion of office and other facilities as approved by the City of Novato. The area is located on Bugeia Lane northeast of its intersection with Atherton Avenue and is entirely within the boundaries of the City of Novato. The proposal area is shown in red on the map below. The Novato City Council has approved expansion of site facilities under a precise development plan and has adopted a mitigated declaration of environmental impact for the project. Staff recommends approval.

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Public Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE MARIN LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION (LAFCO) that on Thursday, April 10, 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 action:


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


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


Keene Simonds, Executive Officer

Marin Local Agency Formation Commission

March 17, 2014