Published: May 8, 2019
Hearing Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Time: at or after 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sonoma County Administration Building, 575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa, California
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Sonoma Local
Agency Formation Commission that the Commission will hold a public hearing on
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at or after 2:00 p.m., in the Sonoma County
Administration Building, 575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa,
The purpose of the hearing is for the
Commission to receive written protests filed against the following item:
File No. 2019-01: Palm
Drive Health Care District Detachment No. 19-01 (Bodega Bay)
The proposal was initiated by petition of
registered voters residing within the boundary of the Bodega Bay Fire
Protection District. The Bodega Bay Fire Protection District is not a party to
the action; its boundary was used to facilitate mapping of the detachment area.
A map of the detachment area is available on the Sonoma LAFCO website: www.sonomalafco.org.
The reasons for the detachment as submitted by
the petitioners include: ongoing poor management of the Palm Drive Health Care
District (District) and the hospital in the District; continued fiscal failures
of the hospital, leading to increasing District debt, and closure of the
hospital’s emergency room.
The Commission approved the reorganization on May
1, 2019, by Resolution No.2706, which sets forth a full and complete
description and the terms and conditions of the Commission’s approval. The
Commission found the proposal exempt from the California Environmental Quality
Act, pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State California Environmental
Quality Act Guidelines.
How to File a Protest
Any registered voter or owner of land within
the detachment area may file an official protest. All protests must be made in writing and must be received during the official
protest period, which begins as of the date of this notice and ends on July
3, 2019, at the close of the protest hearing.
Protests submitted by a registered voter must
be signed, dated, and include the name of the voter and the voter’s residence
address. Protests submitted by a landowner must be signed, dated, and include
the name of the landowner, the street address of the land owned within the
detachment area, and the Assessor’s Parcel Number or other description to
identify the location of the land.
If you are both a registered voter and landowner
within the detachment area, you may file both types of protests. Protests are
counted in the two categories for the purposes of evaluation. It is not
necessary to state a reason for filing a protest. Anyone who has filed a
protest may withdraw it at any time before the end of the July 3, 2019,
hearing. If sufficient protests are filed within the protest period, confirmation
of the detachment may be placed before registered voters through an election,
or the detachment may be terminated.
Protest forms can be accessed on the Sonoma
LAFCO website, www.sonomalafco.org or at the LAFCO
office. Use of a protest form is not required, but a protest must meet all of
the requirements described in this notice.
Written protests can be mailed to Sonoma LAFCO,
111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 240, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, or delivered in person
during business hours Monday through Thursday. Protests can also be submitted
at the protest hearing. Protests cannot be accepted by fax or email. Any
protest that does not meet the conditions stated in this notice will be
Copies of all related documents are on file and
may be reviewed at the office of the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission.
For questions, call Sonoma LAFCO: (707) 565-2577.
By: Mark Bramfitt, Executive Officer Date: May
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