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Regular Commission Meeting

December 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Additional Location, by Telephone:

Hilton Union Square, Room 1497 

333 O’Farrell Street 

San Francisco, CA 94102  

(Commissioner Gorin will be participating from this location.)

To speak on an item under discussion by the Local Agency Formation Commission on this agenda, you may do so upon receiving recognition from the Chair. Please step up to the rostrum, located in the center of the room, and sign in. State your name, for the record, before making your presentation. All hearings are taped. Time limitations on public testimony may be imposed at the discretion of the Chair.

Meeting Documentation


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

Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken in one motion without discussion.

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: November 6, 2019

  2. Draft Minutes

4. Public Hearings - Action

  1. File No. 2019-18: Sphere of Influence Study and Amendments to Spheres of Influence for Sonoma County Fire District and West County Fire and Emergency Medical Service Agencies

    Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines Regular Calendar

5. Regular Calendar - Action

  1. LAFCO Staffing and Facilities: Memorandum of Understanding for Fiscal Years 2019-2024  

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

  1. Legislative Report (Verbal)
  2. Executive Officer’s Report (Verbal)

7. General Announcements - Informational

8. Confirm Meetings - Action

    Commission Meeting: Study Session: January 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Commission Meeting:             February 5, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

9. Adjournment - Action

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a LAFCO meeting, please contact the LAFCO Clerk at (707) 565-2577. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will assist LAFCO staff in assuring that reasonable accommodations are made to provide accessibility to the meeting.

For accessibility assistance with any of the following documents, please contact Sonoma LAFCO at (707) 565-2577 or email us at

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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