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Notice of Meeting  
DATE:     Wednesday, March 9, 2016
TIME:      1:30 PM
PLACE: Board of Supervisors Chambers
651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commission will hear and consider oral or written testimony presented by any affected agency or any interested person who wishes to appear.  Proponents and opponents, or their representatives, are expected to attend the hearings.  From time to time, the Chair may announce time limits and direct the focus of public comment for any given proposal. 

Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by LAFCO to a majority of the members of the Commission less than 72 hours prior to that meeting will be available for public inspection in the office at 651 Pine Street, Six Floor, Martinez, CA, during normal business hours as well as at the LAFCO meeting.

All matters listed under CONSENT ITEMS are considered by the Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a member of the Commission or a member of the public prior to the time the Commission votes on the motion to adopt.

For agenda items not requiring a formal public hearing, the Chair will ask for public comments.  For formal public hearings the Chair will announce the opening and closing of the public hearing. 

If you wish to speak, please complete a speaker’s card and approach the podium; speak clearly into the microphone, start by stating your name and address for the record. 

Campaign Contribution Disclosure
If you are an applicant or an agent of an applicant on a matter to be heard by the Commission, and if you have made campaign contributions totaling $250 or more to any Commissioner in the past 12 months, Government Code Section 84308 requires that you disclose the fact, either orally or in writing, for the official record of the proceedings. 

Notice of Intent to Waive Protest Proceedings
In the case of annexations and detachments it is the intent of the Commission to waive subsequent protest and election proceedings provided that all of the owners of land located within the proposal area have consented and those agencies whose boundaries would be changed have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings.

American Disabilities Act Compliance
LAFCO will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend meetings who contact the LAFCO office at least 24 hours before the meeting, at 925-335-1094. An assistive listening device is available upon advance request.

As a courtesy, please silence your cell phones during the meeting.

MEETING AGENDA

1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Public Comment Period (please observe a three-minute time limit):
  Members of the public are 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.
5. Approval of Minutes for the February 10, 2016 regular LAFCO meeting
6. Informational Presentation – Dublin San Ramon Services District: Impact of the Drought in 2016
 

MUNICIPAL SERVICE REVIEWS (MSRs)/SPHERE OF INFLUENCE (SOI) UPDATES

7. Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS) MSR Progress Report - the Commission will receive an update on the status of the 2nd round Fire/EMS MSR 
8. Castle Rock County Water District Update -  the Commission will receive an update on the status of the District’s activities and accomplishments in response to the issues identified in the 2nd round Water/Wastewater MSR
 

BUSINESS ITEMS

9. Proposed Budget and Work Plan for FY 2016-17- the Commission will be asked to approve the proposed budget and work plan for FY 2016-17   Public Hearing
10. West Contra Costa Health Care District (WCCHCD)Special Study – the Commission will be asked to consider initiating a special study relating to governance options, including dissolution, for the WCCHCD; approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $25,000; authorize an appropriation in that amount from the contingency reserve; and authorize the LAFCO Executive Officer to execute a contract with Berkson Associates to prepare the special study, with a contract term from March 10, 2016 through August 31, 2016 in an amount not to exceed $25,000.
11. Proposed Update to Contra Costa LAFCO’s Legislative Platform - the Commission will be asked to approve minor revisions to its Legislative Platform consistent with the CALAFCO 2016 Legislative Policies
12. CALAFCO Legislative Report – Update and Positions the Commission will receive a legislative update and be asked to provide direction regarding legislative positions.
13. Agriculture & Open Space Preservation Policy - receive report from the Policies & Procedures Committee and provide direction.
 

CORRESPONDENCE

14. Correspondence from Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA)
 
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
15. Commissioner Comments and Announcements
16. Staff Announcements
 
ADJOURNMENT
Next regular LAFCO meeting – April 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
 
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