The next Marin LAFCO meeting will be December 11, 2014.

  • 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 - 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

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On October 9, 2014 the Marin LAFCO Commission approved a new application fee schedule which will take effect December 9, 2014.