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


     LAFCo Home

James E. Glaser
Executive Officer


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

    About San Joaquin LAFCO

    Frequently Asked Questions

        2015 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











                                                        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.

"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
Doug Keuhne City Member, Lodi (209) 747-5583
Carlos Villapudua Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Steven B. Nilssen Public Member (209) 369-6380
Vacant Board of Supervisors Member  
Michael Maciel, Chair City Member, Tracy (209) 831-6000

Alternate Members
Vacant Public Member  
Chuck Winn, Vice Chair Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Gary Haskin City Member, Escalon (209) 691-7400

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


Executive Officer
James Glaser
(209) 468-3198 
LAFCo Analyst
Elizabeth Contreras
(209) 953-7646

Commission Clerk
Mitzi Stites

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


Effective June 2014, the Commission will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 44 North San Joaquin Street, 6th Floor, Stockton, California.  Occasionally conflicts will arise requiring adjustment to the regular schedule.  Filing deadlines apply for most applications.  Special circumstances for some complex proposals may require greater lead-time.  

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

            2015 MEETING SCHEDULE                                                    

  2015 Meeting Dates   Deadline For Filing  
  January 8, 2015 November 13, 2014
  February 12, 2015 December 18, 2014
March 12, 2015 January 15, 2015
  April 9, 2015 February 12, 2015
  May 14, 2015 March 19, 2015
  June 11, 2015 April 16, 2015
  July 16, 2015 (Special Meeting) May 14, 2015
  August 13, 2015 June 18, 2015
  September 10, 2015 July 16, 2015
  October 8, 2015 August 13, 2015
  November 12, 2015                                      September 17, 2015
  December 10, 2015 October, 17, 2015



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