Marin Local Agency Formation Commission

Planning Agency / Subdivision of the State of California

  • 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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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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