San Joaquin
Local Agency Formation Commission              
509 West Weber Avenue, Suite 420, Stockton, CA  95203

    

   
     LAFCo Home

James E. Glaser
Executive Officer

Email: jglaser@sjgov.org

Telephone: (209) 468-3198
Fax: (209) 468-3199

    About San Joaquin LAFCO
        Commissioners
        Location
        Staff

    Frequently Asked Questions


   
Meetings
        Meeting Schedule

    Policies and Procedures 
            
  
 Filing Requirements and
   
Application Submission


     Application (Word)
     Map Preparation Instructions
    
Out-of-Agency Application 
    
Schedule of Fees 
    State Board of Equalization Fees
    
        
    City Sphere of Influence Maps

   
Municipal Service Reviews
       

  

 


                
 
       Please notify LAFCO Webmaster
if
        problems with website

San Joaquin
Local Agency Formation Commission
509 West Weber Avenue, Suite 420, Stockton, CA  95203

    

   
     LAFCo Home

James E. Glaser
Executive Officer

Email: jglaser@sjgov.org

Telephone: (209) 468-3198
Fax: (209) 468-3199

    About San Joaquin LAFCO
       Commissioners
       Location
      
Staff

    Frequently Asked Questions


   
Meetings
       2013 Commission Meeting Schedule
 
      Agendas/Minutes and Staff Reports

     LAFCo Policies and Procedures 


  
 Filing Requirements and
    Application Submission


     Application (Word)
     Map Preparation Instructions
     Out-of-Agency Application 
     Schedule of Fees (Effective 7/17/2013)
     State Board of Equalization Fees
    
        
    City Sphere of Influence Maps

   
Municipal Service Reviews
       

    Related Links

 


                
 
       Please notify LAFCO Webmaster
if
        problems with website

 


                                                        About San Joaquin LAFCO

Established by State law in 1963, the Local Agency Formation Commission is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries, including: annexations and detachments of territory; incorporations of cities; formations of special districts; and consolidations, mergers, and dissolutions of districts. LAFCO also reviews ways to reorganize, simplify, and streamline governmental structure. LAFCO also has the authority to initiate proposals involving district consolidation, mergers, and reorganizations. In addition, LAFCO is responsible for reviewing Out-of-Agency service agreements between property owners and service providers.

The Commission also is charged with developing and updating spheres of influence for each city and special district within the county. Spheres are planning tools used to provide guidance for individual proposals involving jurisdictional changes, and are intended to encourage efficient provision of community services and prevent duplication of service delivery. Territory must be within a city or district's sphere in order to be annexed.


                                                   Mission/Vision
"To encourage the orderly development and reorganization of Local Governmental Agencies, to preserve agricultural land, and to discourage urban sprawl"

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Commission Members
The Commission is comprised of five regular members and three alternate members appointed to four-year terms. The current Commission members are:

Regular Members: Telephone
Elden "Red" Nutt City Member, Ripon (209) 599-6660
Bob Elliott Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Steven B. Nilssen, Vice Chair Public Member (209) 366-5365
Larry Ruhstaller,  Chair Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Michael Maciel City Member, Tracy (209) 831-6000
     

Alternate Members
:
Patrick F. Stockar Public Member (209) 333-7301
Ken Vogel Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Phil Katzakian City Member, Lodi (209) 333-6702
     

Terms
Commission members serve four-year terms that expire the first Monday in May.

Selection Process
San Joaquin LAFCO Commission consists of a five-members.  The Board of Supervisors selects 2 LAFCO Commissioners from their own membership.  A City Selection Committee consisting of Mayors of all 7 Cities within the County select 2 LAFCo Commissioners from City Council Members of all such Cities.  The 4 Members so selected, select another Commissioner to represent the General Public.   The three above categories each have an Alternate Member selected in the same manner.

On May 1, 1991, the City Selection Committee adopted a 4-Year Rotation Plan for regular City Commission members.  The order of City rotation is as follows: Escalon, Stockton, Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon, Tracy, and Lodi.

Starting with May 2007 the 4-Year Rotation will be:

Year Member (1)      Member (2)     Alternate
2007 Manteca Stockton Lathrop
2009 Manteca Lathrop Ripon
2011 Ripon Lathrop Tracy  
2013 Ripon Tracy  Lodi  
2015 Lodi  Tracy  Escalon
2017 Lodi Escalon Stockton
2019 Stockton Escalon Manteca
2021 Stockton Manteca Lathrop
2023 Lathrop Manteca Ripon
2025 Lathrop Ripon Tracy

           

Office Location

Our office is located at:
San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission
509 West Weber Avenue, Suite 420
Stockton, California 95203
Business Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Staff

Executive Officer
James Glaser
(209) 468-3198

jglaser@sjgov.org 
LAFCo Analyst
Elizabeth Contreras
(209) 953-7646

econtreras@sjgov.org


Commission Clerk
Jillian Rachal
(209) 468-3197

jrachal@sjgov.org




Legal Counsel
Thomas Shephard, Sr.
Neumiller & Beardslee
509 West Weber Avenue
P.O. Box 20
Stockton, CA  95201

(209) 948-8200  
Fax (209) 948-4910

 


Meetings
The Commission generally meets on the third Friday of each month at 10:00 A.M. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 44 North San Joaquin Street, 6th Floor, Stockton, California.  However, occasionally conflicts arise requiring adjustment.  This is a tentative schedule which could change.  Filing deadlines apply for most applications.  Special circumstances for some complex proposals may require greater lead-time.  

COMMISSION MEETING LOCATION:
The Board of Supervisors Chambers
44 North San Joaquin Street, 6th Floor
Stockton, California 95202

                           2013 MEETING SCHEDULE                                                    

  2013 Meeting Dates   Deadline For Filing  
  January 18 November 26, 2012
  February Meeting Cancelled December 21, 2012
  March 15 January 18, 2013
  April 19 February 22, 2013
  May 17 March 22, 2013
  June 21 April 26, 2013
  July 19 May 24, 2013
  August 16 June 21, 2013
  September 20 July 26, 2013
  October 18 August 23, 2013
  (November meeting combined with December)
  December 13 October 18, 2013

 

         

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