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Regular Commission Meeting

August 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Special Notice

 In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 which suspend certain requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act, and the order of the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma to shelter in place to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the August 5, 2020, meeting of the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission will be held virtually. Commissioners will be participating via teleconference.

 Members of the Public May Not Attend this Meeting in Person.

 The Commission appreciates the public’s adaptation and patience during this crisis and will endeavor to refrain from placing non-essential items or matters of significant public interest on the agenda until such time that greater public participation can be reasonably accommodated.

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1. Call to Order by the Chair - Action

2. Public Comment:

The public is invited to address the Commission regarding any item that is not scheduled for discussion as part of this Agenda. No action will be taken by the Commission at this meeting as a result of items presented at this time.

3. Consent Calendar- Action

3.1       Meeting Minutes June 24, 2020
3.2       Meeting Minutes July 1, 2020

4. Public Hearings - Action

    1. Reorganization of the Palm Drive Health Care District Consisting of Dissolution of the Agency and Assignment of the County of Sonoma as Successor Agency Solely to Wind Up the Affairs off the District.

    2. CEQA Determination: Proposal Exempt from CEQA per Sections 15320 and 15061(b)(3).

      Staff Report
      Resolution No. 01, Dated May 12, 2020, of the Board of Directors of the Palm Drive Health Care District, Applying to LAFCO For Dissolution
      Letter from Mr. Jim Horn Dated July 2, 2020, Seeking Conditions of Approval for Dissolution of PDHCD
      Letter from Mr. Jim Horn Dated July 13, 2020, Seeking Additional Condition of Approval for Dissolution of PDHCD (Redacted to Exclude Personal Contact In-formation)
      Draft Resolution for Commission Consideration

5. Regular Calendar - Action

    6. Information/Report Items - Informational and/or Direction

    1. Discussion Regarding Consideration of Fire and Emergency Service Agency Sphere of Influence Amendment Requests
    2. Executive Officer’s Report and Legislative Report(Verbal)

    7. General Announcements - Informational

    8. Confirm Meetings - Action

      Commission Meeting:           September 2, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

    9. Adjournment - Action

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Pursuant to Government Code Section 84308, if you wish to participate in the proceedings indicated on this agenda, you or your agent is prohibited from making a campaign contribution of $250 or more to any Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner. This prohibition begins on the date you begin to actively support or oppose an application before LAFCO and continues until three months after a final decision is rendered by LAFCO. If you or your agent has made a contribution of $250 or more to any Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner during the 12 months preceding the decision, that Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner must disqualify himself or herself from the decision in the proceeding. However, disqualification is not required if the Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner returns that campaign contribution within 30 days of learning both about the contribution and the fact that you are a participant in the proceedings.

Pursuant to Government Code Sections 56700.1 and 81000 et seq., any person or combination of persons who directly or indirectly contributes $1,000 or more or expends $1,000 or more in support of or in opposition to a change of organization or reorganization that will be or has been submitted to the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission must comply, to the same extent as provided for local initiative measures, with reporting and disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Fair Political Practices Commission at (916) 322-5660.

Pursuant to SB 343, any writings or documents provided to a majority of the members of the Commission regarding any item on this agenda after the posting of the agenda and not otherwise exempt from disclosure will be made available for public review at 575 Administration Drive, Room 104A, Santa Rosa, CA during normal business hours. If the supplemental materials are made available to the members of the Commission at the meeting, a copy will be available for public review at the same address and at the Commission meeting itself. 


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