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Purpose & Authority

The Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission hereby adopts the following standards, policies and guidelines for the evaluation of proposals and repeals all resolutions in conflict therewith.

The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act of 2000 amended Government Code Section 56300 to state

It is the intent of the Legislature that each commission, not later than January 1, 2002, shall establish written policies and procedures and exercise its powers pursuant to this part in a manner consistent with those policies and procedures and that encourages and provides planned, well-ordered, efficient urban development patterns with appropriate consideration of preserving open-space and agricultural lands within those patterns.

This section implements the provisions of Government Code Section 56300 and the legislative intent and policies contained in the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act of 2000.