††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Local Agency Formation Commission

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Regular Meeting Agenda

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

9:00 a.m.

 

Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Room 381B

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration

500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012

 

 

 

1.†††††††† CALL MEETING TO ORDER

 

2.†††††††† Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Chairman Henri f. Pellissier.

 

3.†††††††† PROTEST HEARINGS

 

a.                   Protest hearing on AnnexationNo. 270 to County Sanitation District No. 14 - 10.073 acres located on 45th Street West, south of Avenue N, in the City of Palmdale.The landowners are Harris Homes and numerous individual owners.

 

b.                  Order Annexation No. 270 to County Sanitation District No. 14 or terminate annexation proceedings based upon outcome of protest hearing.

 

c.                   Protest hearing on formation of the Lennox Garbage Disposal District in the unincorporated area of Lennox.

 

d.                  Adopt Resolution Ordering Formation of the Lennox Garbage Disposal District or terminate formation proceedings based upon outcome of protest hearing.

 

4.†††††††† SPECIAL REORGANZIATION ITEMS

 

a.†††††††† Approval of the Impartial Ballot Analysis for the San Fernando Valley Special Reorganization.

 

b.                  Approval of the Impartial Ballot Analysis for the Hollywood Special Reorganization.

 

c.                   Special Reorganization Update.


5.†††††††† SPECIAL ITEM

 

††††††††††† a.†††††††† Approval of LAFCO July 2002 Operating Account Check Registrar, Money †† Market Account Register and Special Reorganization Check Register.

 

 

6.†††††††† PUBLIC COMMENT

 

This is the opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items that are not on the posted agenda, provided that the subject matter is within the jurisdiction of the Commission.Speakers are reminded of the three-minute time limitation.

 

7.†††††††† SETTING FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

 

 

8.†††††††† NEW BUSINESS

 

This is the opportunity for commissioners to discuss matters not on the posted Agenda (to be discussed and upon Commission approval placed on the Agenda for action at a future meeting).

 

9.†††††††† ADJOURMENT MOTION

 

 


STAFF REPORT

 

AUGUST 14, 2002

 

PROTEST HEARING ON ANNEXATION NO. 270

TO COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 14

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3A

 

 

 

The matter before you today is a Protest Hearing on the annexation of territory to County Sanitation District No. 14.The purpose of the hearing is to allow landowners to submit written protests to the annexation and for interested parties to submit written and/or oral commentary to the proceedings.

 

The territory encompasses approximately 10.073 acres of territory located on 45th Street West, approximately 600 feet south of Avenue N in the City of Palmdale.The territory is uninhabited. The property is currently being developed with 23 single-family homes.  To date several parcels have been sold.

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that, based on the information provided by the developer, the districtís sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexation.†† Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.

 

Recommended Actions

 

1.      Instruct the Executive Officer, pursuant to Government Code Section 57075, to determine the value of protests filed and not withdrawn and report back to the Commission with the results.

 

2.      Based upon the results of the protest hearing, either terminate the annexation proceedings if a majority protest exists or order Annexation No. 270 to County Sanitation District No. 14, subject to the following term and condition:

††††††††††††††††††††††† The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† impose.

 

 


STAFF REPORT

 

AUGUST 14, 2002

 

PROTEST HEARING ON

FORMATION OF THE LENNOX GARBAGE DISPOSAL DISTRICT

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3C

 

 

On June 12, 2002 the Commission adopted the requisite resolution making determinations and approving the formation the Lennox Garbage Disposal District in the unincorporated Los Angeles County community of Lennox.The purpose of the hearing before you today is to allow for registered voters to submit written protests to the formation and for interested parties to submit written and/or oral commentary to the proceedings.

 

A previously reported, the project area is a developed community consisting of residential and commercial developments with a population of approximately 29,000.The project encompasses approximately 1.25 square miles.The area is bounded by the I-105 freeway to the south, the I‑405 freeway to the west, and the City of Inglewood to the north and east.

 

In the County unincorporated areas, including the Lennox community, solid waste collection and recycling services are provided under an open-market system where private waste haulers provide solid waste hauling services under the principal of free enterprise with minimal governmental regulation.The community of Lennox has expressed concerns that the current open-market system is inadequate and has requested that the County form a garbage disposal district in order to mitigate these deficiencies.

 

The proposed district will provide refuse, recycling, and green waste collection services in the Lennox community.In addition, upon formation and subsequent to complying with Proposition 218 requirements, the attached Service Plan will be implemented in the district.

 

All fees for operating the District will be collected by the County of Los Angeles Tax Collector in the same manner as a direct assessment or through another collection mechanism, as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary.The total assessment is estimated to range between $720,000 and $820,000 per year.The districtís budget is estimated to range between $720,000 and $820,000 per year.

 

Alternatives to forming the district include establishing a franchise collection system or retaining the open-market system.However, the Applicant states that an open-market system is inadequate to meet the County of Los Angelesí changing needs of residents, including the need to comply with the Stateís fifty percent waste reduction mandate Ė the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989.

 

Once established, there will be no improvement or upgrading of structures, roads, sewer or water facilities or other conditions that would be imposed or required within the affected territory.


Staff Report of August 14, 2002

Formation of Lennox GDD

Page 2

 

 

 

Recommended Actions

 

1.†† Instruct the Executive Officer, pursuant to Government Code Section 57077, to determine the value of protests filed and not withdrawn and report back to the Commission with the results.

 

2.      Based upon the results of the protest hearing, either terminate the formation proceedings if a majority protest exists or adopt the attached resolution ordering the formation of the Lennox Garbage Disposal District subject to confirmation of the voters and requesting that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles call a special election on October 22, 2002 in the unincorporated area of Lennox for that purpose.