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Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) of Napa County’s website; the governmental agency designated by the California Legislature to manage local governmental boundaries, evaluate municipal services, and protect prime agriculture lands.  LAFCO will be proactive in raising awareness and building partnerships to accomplish this through its special studies, programs and actions.  Everything you need to understand and work with LAFCO is available on this website.  This includes downloading application materials, viewing staff reports and studies, and identifying helpful resources relating to growth management in Napa County as well as for the entire San Francisco Bay Area region.

WHO USES LAFCO?

  • Cities wishing to annex pockets or "islands" of unincorporated land located within their borders in order to avoid duplication of services with the county.
  • Individual home owners requesting annexation to a sewer district due to a failing septic tank.
  • Developers seeking annexation to cities in order to obtain more favorable development and urban services extended to the new housing.
  • Special Districts or cities seeking to consolidate two or more governmental agencies into one, thereby streamlining their services and reducing the cost to local taxpayers. 

CALAFCO (California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions) is an organization dedicated to assisting member LAFCos with educational, technical and legislative resources that otherwise would not be available.  To learn more about CALAFCO, please view the following video:   https://vimeo.com/260286274

 

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Announcements

LAFCO's next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 6, 2021 at 2:00pm. The agenda and meeting information will be posted by Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

PRESS RELEASES

Congratulations to Napa LAFCO Commissioner Margie Mohler on re-election to the CALAFCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

At its October 7, 2021 meeting, the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) re-elected Napa LAFCO Commissioner Margie Mohler to the Board of Directors. Margie was first elected to the CALAFCO Board in October 2017 and represents the only city member elected to CALAFCO’s Coastal Region, which comprises 15 counties spanning from Sonoma to the north and Ventura to the south. Margie’s new 2-year term commences immediately and expires in October 2023. For more information regarding this appointment, please go to: Press Release: Margie Mohler Re-Elected to CALAFCO

 

NAPA LAFCO WINS STATEWIDE AWARD

The California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) awards Napa LAFCO, the City of Napa, the County of Napa, and Senator Bill Dodd the Mike Gotch Excellence in Public Service Award for their efforts related to the Napa Pipe Project. This award is named for Mike Gotch: former Assembly Member, LAFCO Executive Officer, and CALAFCO Executive Director responsible for much of the foundations of LAFCO law and CALAFCO. He is remembered as a source of great inspiration for staff and legislators from throughout the state.

The Napa Pipe Project is an outstanding example of a “smart-growth” community and of collaborative determination between Napa LAFCO with special assistance from Commissioners Diane Dillon and Brad Wagenknecht, the County, the City of Napa, and Senator Dodd to create an innovative approach to provide housing, control urban sprawl, and to protect agricultural land and open space. The project is a reuse of a World War II steel foundry site on 150 acres along the Napa River. It will be a walkable community with numerous amenities to support 945 housing units (including moderate, low, and very low-income housing), senior housing, and a school site. The project will go a long way in addressing Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) for the County and the City.  For more information regarding this award, please go to: Press Release: CALAFCO Achievement Award Napa Pipe Project October 2021