AGENDA FOR MEETING OF THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION

                 COMMISSION FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO BE HELD IN

                   ROOM 381B OF THE KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION

                      500 WEST TEMPLE STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012

                                                 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2002

                                                                      9:00 A.M.

 

AGENDA POSTED:   January 3, 2002.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

 

1.         Adoption of Resolution Ordering Annexation No. 269 to County Sanitation District No.14 – 41.230± acres located on 25th Street West, approximately three-fourths of a mile north of Elizabeth Lake Road, in the City of Palmdale.  Landowner, Antelope Valley Investors, LLC (Curt Ensign).

 

2.         Adoption of Resolution Ordering Annexation No. 271 to County Sanitation District No. 14 – 20.094± acres located at the southeast corner of Avenue N and 50th Street West, in the City of Palmdale.  Landowner, Harris Homes, Inc. (Craig L. Harris, President).

 

3.         Adoption of Resolution Ordering Annexation No. 693 to County Sanitation District No. 21 – 7.677± located on Pomello Drive, approximately 650 feet west of Mills Avenue, in the City of Claremont.  Landowner, Baldy Mountain Estates, LLC (Pierre Le Pendeven, Manager).

 

4.         Adoption of Resolution Ordering Annexation No. 316 to County Sanitation District No. 26 -180-910± acres located southwest of the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, in the City of Santa Clarita.  Landowner, Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation (Robert C. Lee, Member).

 

5.         Adoption of Resolution Ordering Annexation No. 320 to County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 320 – 0.474± acres located on located on Lost Canyon Road, east of Sand Canyon Road, in the City of Santa Clarita.   Landowner, Robert G. and Kathy Bishop.


Agenda of January 9, 2002

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SPECIAL ITEMS

 

6.         Public Financial Management Inc.’s presentation of Final Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis re:  San Fernando Valley and Harbor Areas.

 

7.         Contract renewal with Burr Consulting, at a 6.7% rate increase to $80.00 per hour, for the period of March 1, 2002 through February 28, 2003.

 

8.         Contract renewal with Public Financial Management Inc., for the period of March 8, 2002 through March 8, 2003.

 

9.         Letter dated December 27, 2001 from the State of California Department of Finance denying LAFCO’s request for $30,000 funding for the Hacienda Heights CFA.

 

10.       City of Los Angeles City Administrative Officer letter dated December 13, 2001 advising that it will take the City of Los Angeles sixty days in which to provide the data requested by LAFCO in order to prepare a Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis for Hollywood.

 

11.       Approval of LAFCO December 2001Operating Account Check Registrar

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

12.       Approve minutes for the December 12, 2001 meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission.

 

13.       Public comment period: Opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission.  Speakers are reminded of the three-minute time limitation.

 

14.       New Business: Commissioner’s discussion of Matter not on Posted Agenda (To be Discussed and upon Commission approval placed on the Agenda for Action at a Future Meeting).

 

15.       Settings for the January 23, 2002 Agenda.


STAFF REPORT

 

JANUARY 9, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICTS

 

AGENDA ITEMS NOS. 1 THROUGH 5

 

 

On December 12, 2001 hearings were held for the County Sanitation District annexations detailed in Agenda Item Nos. 1 through 5.  At the hearing opportunity was given for anyone present to be heard.  There was no opposition recorded against the proceedings.

 

Following summarization of staff's recommendations the Commission took the following actions:  (a) closed the hearings; (b) made a finding that pursuant to Government Code Section 56663 all owners of land within the affected territory have given written consent to the change of organization, and waived the requirement for notice, hearing or election; (c) adopted resolutions making determinations; and (d) set January 9, 2002, for adoption of final resolutions.

 

The matter before you is adoption of the final resolutions ordering the territories annexed to the respective district.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 

1.                  Adopt resolutions approving and ordering the following annexations:

 

a.                   Annexation Nos. 269 and 271 to County Sanitation District No. 14

b.                  Annexation No. 693 to County Sanitation District No. 21

c.                   Annexation Nos. 316 and 320 to County Sanitation District No. 26

 

2.         Pursuant to Government Code Section 56886(b), order that the territory so annexed shall be subject to the payment of service charges; assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation Districts may impose.


STAFF REPORT

 

JANUARY 9, 2002

 

CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH BURR CONSULTING

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 7

 

 

 

Beverly Burr started her consulting services for the Special Reorganization on March 1, 2000.  The financial arrangements allowed for a four year contract with the first two years being consecutive for an amount not to exceed $60,000 per year, charged at $75.00 per hour, and an additional two years to be opted by LAFCO under the Executive Officer’s direction to support other ongoing Special Reorganization activities.

 

                                     Allocate            Actual          Comment

 

3/1/002/28/01            $60,000         $47,463.81      ($75.00/hr)

3/1/01 – 2/28/02            $60,000         $31,762.50      (thru 10/31/01 @ $75.00/hr)

3/1/02 – 2/28/03            $60,000         Recommend a 6.67% rate increase to $80.00/hr

 

The original terms of the contract covered the need for data collection, monitoring the progress of other consultants and support entities, aid in the preparation of the various stages of the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis and represent LAFCO during various financial hearings.

 

During the option period Ms. Burr will be needed to support LAFCO staff, Public Financial Management and the Commission in redefining any inquires or directed changes to the final comprehensive analysis.  Included in that effort will be the need to assess and develop impacts from possible variances to revenues and/or expenditures caused by any of the above changes.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

JANUARY 9, 2002

 

CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH

 PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 8

 

 

Upon submittal of the Final Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis PFM will have completed those tasks defined in their scope of work.  Furthermore, they will have also met each of the requirements of LAFCO’s seven step process.

 

 The only requirement left in the base contract will be the following:

 

 “At LAFCO’ request, Consultant will attend and, if requested, testify, at any further LAFCO meeting or other public meetings on the proposed special reorganizations. Consultant will reanalyze and revise the Final CFAs after their submittal, at the direction of LAFCO and/or its Executive Officer.”

 

As these public hearings have been scheduled through July 2002 a contract extension is required.

 

PFM’s contract, Section 1.3.1 provides for a two year initial term allowing for the development of the CFA.  Section 1.3.2 allows for two two-year options.  Said contract allows the Executive Officer to exercise the first two-year option by notifying the Consultant in writing before the contract expiration date.  The Commission is requested to authorize the Executive Officer to do so at the rate specified in the contract.