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Regular Commission Meeting

May 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM

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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-10 coronavirus, the May 6, 2020, meeting of the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission will be held virtually. Commissioners will be participating via teleconference.


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.

    Public Comment on Commission Agenda Items:

    Public comment may be submitted via mail and email. 

    Mail Comment: To submit a public comment by mail, please send it to the Sonoma LAFCO Executive Officer, 111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 240, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Mailed comments must be received by LAFCO by Tuesday, May 5, 2020, and should identify the agenda item number on which you wish to comment. Mailed comments will be forwarded to all Commission members, and will be made part of the official record. 

    Email Comment: To submit a comment to the Commission by email, please send the email to: by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Please identify, in the subject line of your email, the agenda item number on which you wish to comment, your name in the body of the email and your comment. These comments will be forwarded to all Commission members, and will be made part of the official record.


    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: February 27, 2020

    2. Draft Minutes

    3. Approval of Meeting Minutes: March 4, 2020

      Draft Minutes

    4. Public Hearings - Action

    1. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Proposed Budget

      Staff Report
      Attachment 1 - FY2020-21 Proposed Budget Resolution
      Attachment 2 - FY2020-21 Proposed Budget 3% Apportionment Increase
      Attachment 3 - FY2020-21 Proposed Budget 0% Apportionment Increase

    2. Protest Hearing: File No. 2019-20: Glen Ellen Fire Protection District Reorganization No. 2019-01 (Valley of the Moon FPD, Mayacamas VFD) Involving Dissolution of the Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District, Detachment of the Service Area of the Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department from County Service Area No. 40 (Fire Services), and Annexation of Those Same Territories to the Glen Ellen Fire Protection District
      Environmental Determination: Exempt Pursuant to Sections 15320 and 15061(b)(3) of the State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines

      Staff Report
      Attachment 1 - Glen Ellen Draft Resolution

    3. Protest Hearing: File No. 2019-19: Sonoma County Fire District Reorganization No. 2019-1 (Russian River, Bodega Bay FPDs) Involving Dissolution of the Russian River Fire Protection District and the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District and Annexation of the Same Territories to the Sonoma County Fire District
      Environmental Determination: Exempt Pursuant to Sections 15320 and 15061(b)(3) of the State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines

      Staff Report
      Attachment 1 - SoCoBBRR Draft Resolution.

    5. Regular Calendar - Action

    1. Fire Services Working Group Agency Reorganization Request for Postponement of Presentation 

      Staff Report
      Attachment 1 - FSWG SOI Recommendations
      Attachment 2 - Status of Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence Studies And Sphere Amendment Requests/Proposals For Fire and Emergency Services Agencies

    2. Request for Fee Waiver and Deposit Reduction from Petitioners for Palm Drive Health Care District Dissolution

      Staff Report
      Attachment 1 - Fee Waiver Request letter Jan 28, 2020

    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:           June 3, 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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