Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)

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NOTE:  The July 14, 2021 special meeting will be held both in person and at the the Large Personnel Conference Room, 145 Fulweiler Ave, Auburn, California.

This meeting will start at 11:30 AM.

The agenda includes instructions for participating by Zoom. The meeting link for today is: https://placer-ca-gov.zoom.us/j/95831929368?pwd=YjliREtPeW94b01BMmJjak8rQklPZz09

Placer LAFCO is seeking an Executive Officer

Please click on the attached for information regarding the position

https://www.jobapscloud.com/Placer/SUP/LAFCO Brochure FINAL.pdf


County Members

  • Cindy Gustafson
    Supervisor, District 5
    Term Expires May, 2025
  • Robert Weygandt
    Supervisor, District 2
    Term Expires May, 2024
  • Jim Holmes, Alternate
    Supervisor, District 3
    Term Expires May 2024

City/Town Members

  • Scott Alvord, Vice-Chair
    Councilmember, City of Roseville
    Term Expires May 2024
  • Joe Patterson
    Councilmember, City of Rocklin
    Term Expires May, 2022
  • Sean Lomen, Alternate
    Councilmember, Town of Colfax
    Term Expires May, 2022

Special District Members

  • Joshua Alpine, Chair *
    Placer County Water Agency
    Term Expires May, 2020
  • William Kahrl
    Newcastle Fire Protection Dist.
    Term Expires May, 2022
  • Michael Lynch, Alternate *
    Auburn Recreation District
    Term Expires May, 2020

Public Members

  • Susan Rohan
    Term Expires May, 2023
  • Jeffrey Starsky, Alternate
    Term Expires May, 2023

State Creation of LAFCO

Created in 1963 for the purpose of encouraging orderly growth and development.

  • For protection of agricultural resources and open space
  • To discouragement of urban sprawl
  • To insure efficient and effective agency services


Membership in each county's LAFCO is prescribed by law. The Placer LAFCO Commission contains seven members:

  • Two representatives from the county board of supervisors
  • Two representatives from city councils
  • One public member
  • Two special district representatives


Each county in the state is required to have a LAFCO. These LAFCOs fulfill their legislative mandate through the consideration and approval or denial of boundary changes proposed by individuals or the local agencies themselves. LAFCOs do not have the power to initiate boundary changes on their own, except for proposals involving the dissolution, consolidation, or merger of special districts or the establishment of subsidiary districts.

The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) regulates boundaries and boundary changes for public agencies:

  • Cemetery Districts
  • Cities and Towns
  • Community Service Districts
  • Fire Districts
  • Hospital Districts
  • Mosquito and Vector Control Districts
  • Municipal Utility Districts
  • Public Utility Districts
  • Recreation and Park Districts
  • Resort Improvement Districts
  • Resource Conservation Districts
  • Sanitary Districts
  • Sewer Districts
  • Water and Irrigation Districts