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Relaxing on Spring Lake

One of many beautiful County of Sonoma Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks

Laguna de Santa Rosa

Bodega Bay

The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was created by State law in 1963 to regulate the boundaries of cities and special districts. There is a LAFCO in each of the 58 counties of California. Each LAFCO is an independent public agency. The objectives of LAFCO are:

To encourage the orderly formation of local government agencies and promote the efficient provision of public services

To preserve agricultural land and open-space resources

To promote orderly growth and discourage urban sprawl

As a public agency, LAFCO discusses and acts upon its business monthly in open public meetings. We welcome your interest and participation in the important matters under study and consideration by LAFCO.

Gold Ridge Fire Protection District Annexation

The Gold Ridge Fire Protection District (District) applied for a reorganization consisting of detachment of all parcels included within the territory currently served by the Fort Ross, Camp Meeker, Bodega, Valley Ford, Bloomfield, Two Rock, Wilmar, San Antonio and Lakeville Volunteer Fire Departments and IRP 81 from CSA 40 and subsequent annexation of those territories to District. The Commission considered the proposal and, after lengthy discussion and public comment, approved the reorganization and directed staff to initiate a protest hearing to end at the close of the Commission's hearing on this item on June 7, 2023. 

Any registered voter residing within, or owner of land within, the territory proposed to be annexed to the Gold Ridge Fire Protection District may file an official protest. Information about the annexation and protest proceedings can be found at Gold Ridge Fire Protection District Reorganization 2023-02

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