Sonoma LAFCO Local Agency Formation Commission

LAFCO Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors Chambers
575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


  • Teresa Barrett, Chair
  • Ernie Loveless
  • Susan Gorin
  • Jean Kapolchok
  • Pam Stafford
  • Rich Holmer
  • Lynda Hopkins

Alternate Commissioners

  • Steve Herzberg
  • Mark Landman
  • Rodney Moore
  • James Gore


  • Mark Bramfitt, Executive Officer
  • Carole Cooper, Assistant Executive Officer
  • Christa Shaw, Legal Counsel
  • Cynthia Olson, Clerk

To speak on an item under discussion by the Local Agency Formation Commission on this agenda, you may do so upon receiving recognition from the Chair. Please step up to the rostrum, located in the center of the room, and sign in. State your name, for the record, before making your presentation. All hearings are taped. Time limitations on public testimony may be imposed at the discretion of the Chair.

  1. Call to Order by the Chair
  2. Public Comment: The public is 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.
  3. Consent Calendar - Action Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken in one motion without discussion. Anyone who wishes to discuss a consent item should make a request to remove the item from the Consent Calendar.
    1. Approval of Minutes: April 4, 2018, meeting
    2. Palm Drive Health Care District Sphere Amendment Resolution
    3. Policy: Fire Protection Contract Guidelines
    4. File No. 2018-03: Northeast Santa Rosa Reorganization No. 04-17 (Knibb) Involving Annexation to the City of Santa Rosa and Detachment from Rincon Valley Fire Protection District and County Service Area No. 41 (Multi-Services)
      Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption
    5. Expenditures and Revenues Through Quarter 3, 2017-18
  4. Public Hearings – None
  5. Regular Calendar – Action
    1. Policy: Member Expiration of Term – Public Member and Alternate
    2. Public Member and Alternate Public Member Ad Hoc Selection Committee
  6. Information/Report Items
    1. Executive Officer’s Report (Verbal)
    2. Legislative Report
  7. General Announcements – Informational
  8. Confirm Meetings – Action
    • Commission Meeting: June 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
    • Committee Meeting: June 6, 2108 at 1:00 p.m.
  9. Closed Session - The Commission will consider the following in closed session: Conference with Labor Negotiators: Agency Negotiators: Christina Cramer. Unrepresented employee: Executive Officer.  (Govt. Code Section 54957.6.).
  10. Report on Closed Session
  11. Adjournment

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a LAFCO meeting, please contact the LAFCO Clerk at 707.565.2577. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will assist LAFCO staff in assuring that reasonable accommodations are made to provide accessibility to the meeting.

For accessibility assistance with any of the following documents, please contact Sonoma LAFCO at (707) 565-2577 or email us at

Pursuant to Government Code Section 84308, if you wish to participate in the proceedings indicated on this agenda, you or your agent is prohibited from making a campaign contribution of $250 or more to any Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner. This prohibition begins on the date you begin to actively support or oppose an application before LAFCO and continues until three months after a final decision is rendered by LAFCO. If you or your agent has made a contribution of $250 or more to any Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner during the 12 months preceding the decision, that Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner must disqualify himself or herself from the decision in the proceeding. However, disqualification is not required if the Commissioner or Alternate Commissioner returns that campaign contribution within 30 days of learning both about the contribution and the fact that you are a participant in the proceedings.

Pursuant to Government Code Sections 56700.1 and 81000 et seq., any person or combination of persons who directly or indirectly contributes $1,000 or more or expends $1,000 or more in support of or in opposition to a change of organization or reorganization that will be or has been submitted to the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission must comply, to the same extent as provided for local initiative measures, with reporting and disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Fair Political Practices Commission at (916) 322-5660.

Pursuant to SB 343, any writings or documents provided to a majority of the members of the Commission regarding any item on this agenda after the posting of the agenda and not otherwise exempt from disclosure will be made available for public review at 575 Administration Drive, Room 104A, Santa Rosa, CA during normal business hours. If the supplemental materials are made available to the members of the Commission at the meeting, a copy will be available for public review at the same address and at the Commission meeting itself.