Hearing Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: at or after 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sonoma County Administration Building,
575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa, California
Published: October 16, 2019
Notice is Hereby Given that the Sonoma Local
Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will conduct a public hearing at or after
2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in the Sonoma County Administration
Building, 575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa, California, at which
time all interested persons may be heard on the following item:
File No. 2019-15: Amendment No.1 to the Sphere
of Influence of the Glen Ellen Fire Protection District
The areas that are the subject of the sphere of
influence amendment consist of:
unincorporated area within County Service Area No. 40 (Fire Services),
identified as Integrated Response Plan Area 31-75. This area is generally north
of the Kenwood Fire Protection District and includes a portion of the Hood
Mountain Regional Park.
territory located within the boundary of the Kenwood Fire Protection District
territory located within that portion of County Service Area No. 40 (Fire
Services) served by the Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Company
territory located within the boundary of the Valley of the Moon Fire Protection
territory located within the City of Sonoma (for fire and emergency medical
territory located within the boundary of the Schell-Vista Fire Protection
All of the denoted areas are in southeastern Sonoma
County, generally referred to as the Sonoma Valley region.
The reason for the proposed sphere amendment is
to allow the areas described to be eligible for annexation to the Glen Ellen Fire
Protection District. If Sonoma LAFCO approves the sphere amendment, the
District has indicated that it would propose a reorganization that would
include annexation of one or more of the described areas.
If a reorganization is proposed, and
subsequently approved by the Commission, parcels within the annexed areas will
become subject to special taxes, in the form of assessments, that have been
established by the Glen Ellen Fire Protection District.
If LAFCO approves reorganization, landowners
and registered voters residing within the subject areas would have the right to
protest. The level of protest received could: confirm LAFCO’s action; terminate
the action; or result in a balloted election by registered voters only.
At the hearing, LAFCO
will consider any relevant oral or written testimony and evidence presented or filed
regarding the proposed sphere amendment to the Glen Ellen Fire Protection District.
The proposed action has been determined to be
exempt from the State of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under
provisions of Section 15061(b)(3) and Section 15320.
Copies of all documents
relating to the actions may be reviewed at the Sonoma Local Agency Formation
Commission office, 111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 240, Santa Rosa, California,
95404, (707) 565-2577. Please direct comments, questions, and requests to the
office. In order to be included with hearing materials, written comments must
be received by October 22, 2019. Written comments received after that date will
be provided to the Commission at the public hearing.
INTERESTED PERSONS ARE HEREBY INVITED TO BE PRESENT AND HEARD ON THE MATTERS
DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE.
If you challenge the actions of the Sonoma
Local Agency Formation Commission on the sphere of influence amendment in
court, you may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public hearing
described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Sonoma
Local Agency Formation Commission at, or prior to, the hearing.
By: Mark Bramfitt, Executive Officer
Date: October 16, 2019