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 - Response to Civil Grand Jury Report "Preschoolers Learn to Share - Can Local Governments?"

On May 29, 2012, the Marin Civil Grand Jury issued a report entitled “Pre-Schoolers Learn to Share – Can Local Governments?”. Over the past year, staff has been contacted by the Grand Jury on various local government questions, most recently on the number of special districts in Marin County. Prior to that, staff provided information on successful political consolidations, to which the Grand Jury added other examples of functional consolidation.

The Grand Jury’s research concentrated on the number and variety of governmental entities in Marin County and argued that in such a complex system, that opportunities for increased efficiency and cost savings were present and must be pursued as a fundamental component of public policy.

Attachments:
Download this file (7-12-12-EOR-proposed-response.pdf)7-12-12-EOR-proposed-response.pdf[ ]72 kB

The Marin LAFCO directory provides a full 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

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 www.marinlafco.org 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