AGENDA FOR MEETING OF THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION
COMMISSION FOR THE
ROOM 381B OF THE KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION
1. City of
2. Antelope Valley Hospital District Non-payment of 2001-2002 Assessment.
3. Special Reorganization Update
a. PFM - Monthly Status Report
b. Territorial boundaries:
(1) Resolution regarding
(2) Requests to be excluded from the proposed City
c. Procedures for Requesting State Controller Review of a Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis.
d. San Fernando Valley Council Districts presentation (Clark/Quinlan).
e. California Legislative Council legal opinion on assets.
f. LSA contract amendment.
minutes for the
6. 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).
7. Settings for the
February 13, 2002Agenda.
CONTINUED HEARING ON CITY OF
FROM THE BELEDERE GARBAGE DISPOSAL DISTRICT
AGENDA ITEM NO. 1
Presently, the District provides refuse,
recyclable materials, and green waste collection services to the City of
The operation of the District is primarily financed through the collection of a Garbage Collection and Disposal Service Fee imposed on each parcel of real property within the District, with a supplement of ad valorem property tax received as a special district.
Projected fiscal year revenues from Service Fees assessed to properties located within the City is estimated at $848,000.
The District’s reserve is currently projected to be approximately $5,000,000. The District has requested, should the Commission elect to allocate a portion of these reserves to the City, such allocation should be proportional to a fraction of revenues generated by the Service Fee in the City compared to those in the District. Additionally, the District has requested that consideration only be given to such an allocation if the City is willing to accept their proportional share of all potential liabilities that the District may be subject to prior to approval of the proposed detachment.
Subject to Board of Supervisors approval, the District may refund the current fiscal year Service Fee to those property owners who have utilized private dumpster service instead of the District’s service for an entire fiscal year. In addition, the District may be liable for a part of the environmental cleanup activities at the Cal Compact Landfill.
The District’s current contract with Waste
Management, Inc., expired on
The City Proposal
The City of
The city will issue a Request for Proposal
(RFP) prior to awarding franchises for the provision of garbage disposal
services. The attached summary of the
Specifications and Conditions will be included in the RFP. Garbage-related services will occur on a
weekly basis. Delivery of services will
The City has requested that the detachment include a condition that the District releases the City from all liabilities and assessments of the District.
The County and District have agreed to transfer $215,036 in property tax revenue, and a portion of the tax increment to the City.
The District and the City have failed to
reach an agreement regarding assets.
Staff therefore recommends the Commission to adopt the recommended
action presented at the
1. Acting in its role as a
responsible agency, with respect to the proposed detachment and under State
CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently
considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects
of the project and the notice of exemption certified by the City of Bell
Gardens, and has determined that the document adequately addresses the
environmental impacts of the project.
LAFCO finds that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with
respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference
the Notice of Exemption previously prepared by the City of
2. Adopt resolution making determinations
and approving the detachment of the entire City of
a. The fee previously authorized and levied by
the Belvedere Garbage Disposal District shall be levied by the City of
b. No assets of the District shall transfer to the City
c. The City shall not be apportioned any liabilities of the District.
d. The effective date of the detachment shall be
JANUAARY 9, 2002
ANTELOPE VALLEY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
NON-PAYMENT OF 2001/2002 ASSESSMENT
AGENDA ITEM NO. 2
Commissioner Madrid expressed concerns about the financial impact the legislative mandate would have on the hospital district. Commissioner Burke requested an explanation on the method of collecting non-payment from cities and districts. County counsel briefly discussed the process as set fort in the Government Code.
On motion of Commissioner Proo, unanimously carried the, the Executive Officer was authorized to request the Auditor-Controller to withhold the amount due LAFCO from those cities and districts that are delinquent in payment as provided for in the Government Code.
The Auditor-Controller has determined that the AVHD does not receive any property tax allocation or direct assessment. The State Legislature has not adopted any legislation or policy to either clarify or deal with this issue. Other Special Districts have expressed concern over the possibility that they would have to cover AVHD’s “shortfall”. Therefore, in order to collect the $53,176.00 due, LAFCO has only the option of pursuing legal proceedings against the AVHD.
The AVHD receives $138,853.870.00 in revenue annually. The LAFCO assessment of $53,176.00 equals .0003% of the AVHD’s total revenue.
Staff recommends the commission direct legal counsel to immediately begin legal proceedings against the AVHD in Superior Court to enforce payment of the $53,176.00 assessment due LAFCO .