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Notice of Meeting  
DATE:     Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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. Resolution Celebrating the Life and Honoring the Memory of John T. Knox
5. 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.
6. Approval of Minutes for the March 8, 2017 regular LAFCO meeting
 

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE (SOI)/BOUNDARY CHANGES

7. Reclamation District (RD) 2121 (Bixler Tract) – consider governance options, including dissolution, for RD 2121
 

BUSINESS ITEMS

8. LAFCO Strategic Planning Workshop – provide input regarding LAFCO strategic planning workshop 
9. FY 2017-18 Final Budget - consider approving the Final Budget for FY 2017-18  Public Hearing
10. Award Contract – Healthcare Services Municipal Services Review/SOI Updates - consider approving a contract with the recommended consultants
11. FY 2016-17 Third Quarter Budget Report – receive the third quarter budget report
12. Legislative Report – Update and Position Letters receive a legislative update
13. Contract Extension – Lamphier Gregory - consider authorizing staff to execute a one-year contract extension and additional funding with Lamphier Gregory, which provides environmental planning services to Contra Costa LAFCO
14. Plan Bay Area 2040 Update - receive an informational update on the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040
 

CORRESPONDENCE

15. Thank You Letter from CALAFCO
16. CCCERA Correspondence
 
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
17. Commissioner Comments and Announcements
18. Staff Announcements

We will adjourn today’s meeting in memory of former Assemblyman John T. Knox from West Contra Costa County, who passed away on April 5, 2017. Mr. Knox was the “father” of LAFCO (Knox-Nisbet Act of 1963) and the driving force behind the 1970 creation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A Contra Costa LAFCO resolution, signed by LAFCO Commissioners, will be presented to the Knox family. 

ADJOURNMENT
Next regular LAFCO meeting – July 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
 
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