A person with a
disability may contact the LAFCO office at (818) 254-2454 at least 72‑hours
before the scheduled meeting to request receipt of an agenda in an alternative
format or to request disability-related accommodations, including auxiliary
aids or services, in order to participate in the public meeting. Later requests
will be accommodated to the extent feasible.
CALL MEETING TO ORDER.
2. P ledge of Allegiance will be led by CHAIRMAN PELLISSIER.
a.Hearing on adoption of revised
b. Hearing on City of ,
Palmdale Annexation No. 2000-01A-consisting of approximately
977 acres of inhabited unincorporated county territory.
is the City of . Palmdale
a.Replacement of automobile.
b.Update regarding cities of
and Commerce application for exemption under Government Code Section 56133(e). Montebello
c.Update regarding competing applications for annexation
of the Las Lomas property.
d.Approve Minutes of the meeting held
April 9, 2003.
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
May 14, 2003
May 28, 2003
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).
APRIL 23, 2003
LAFCO FEE SCHEDULE
AGENDA ITEM NO. 3A
The last revision to the LAFCO Fee Schedule was on
January 24, 2001.
Filing fees collected in fiscal 2002/2003 will represent
approximately 16.5% of LAFCO’s total operating expense.
Staff has made a comparative study of the
fees charged by the 5 southern California LAFCO’s. The comparative analysis of
filing fees is attached hereto.
The proposed increase in filing fees will bring Los Angeles
LAFCO into conformity with the fees charged by the 4 other southern California
LAFCO’s, and will be more representative of actual staff time spent processing
In applying this revised
fee schedule , to the
number of cases filed with LAFCO during the past 12 months, an increase of
$31,700 in fees collected will be achieved if the same number and types of
cases are filed during the next fiscal year. This will represent a 22% increase
in total collectable fees.
Staff recommends adoption of the Revised Fee Schedule
attached hereto effective as of
July 1, 2003.
APRIL 23, 2003
CITY OF PALMDALE ANEXATION 2000-01A
AGENDA ITEM NO. 3B
Agenda Item No. 3B is a proposal requesting
annexation of approximately 977 acres of inhabited, unincorporated county
territory to the City of Palmdale . The applicant of record is the City of Palmdale , the proposal being
initiated by City of Palmdale Resolution No. CC 2001-105. The application was received on October 16, 2001 .
Changes : The proposal also includes annexation of the
subject territory to Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 20 , annexation of the westerly portion of
the subject territory to County Waterworks District No. 40, and detachment of
the subject territory from Road Maintenance District No. 5. The proposal also includes a sphere of
influence amendment for Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 20 and
County Waterworks District 40.
Location : The
affected territory is generally located between the alignments of Avenue R-8 to
the north, Williston Street/Hacienda Drive to the south, 860+ feet west
of the alignment of 20 th Street West to the west, and
approximately 220+ feet of Calle Grillo to the east.
Population : The proposed annexation area is inhabited
with an estimated population of approximately 200 inhabitants. The Los Angeles County
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has confirmed that there are 145 registered
voters in the proposed territory.
Geographical Features : The topography of the subject area is
generally flat terrain. Physical
boundaries include the Antelope Valley Freeway to the east; the California
Aqueduct, which bisects the site from northwest to southeast; and the Ana Verde
Creek to the north. Major streets and
highwa located within the proposed area are:
Avenue S, the Antelope Valley Freeway and Tierra Subida Road .
CEQA : The City
of Palmdale has adopted a mitigated
negative declaration for the project.
Purpose of the Request : The applicant’s stated purpose for this
request is to promote orderly and efficient patterns of urban development and
to allow for more logical city boundaries and a future major transportation
corridor that would eventually serve the needs of residents within the City
Ranch Specific Plan area. No new
development is being proposed as a result of this request.
Current Zoning Designations : The current zoning and Los Angeles County General
Plan designations are as follows: A-1-1
(Light Agriculture-one acre minimum lot size), A-2-1 (Heavy Agriculture-one
acre minimum lot size), R-A-15,000 (Residential-Agriculture-one acre minimum
lot size), R-A-1(Residential-Agriculture-one acre minimum lot size), R-A-7,000
(Residential-Agriculture-7,000 square foot minimum lot size), C-3-DP (Unlimited
Antelope Valley Area Plan: Nonurban 1 (0.5 dwelling units per acre),
Nonurban 2 (1 dwelling unit per acre), Open Space and Water Body.
Proposed Zoning Designation : R-1-1 and R-1-1 PZ (Single Family
Residential-one acre minimum lot size), PF (Public Facility), and C-3 PZ
Sphere of Influence : The subject territory is within the City of Palmdale Sphere of
Tax Transfer : All affected agencies have adopted the
appropriate tax transfer resolutions.
Correspondence : Staff has received one written correspondence
in opposition to the proposal.
in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 2000-01A,
pursuant to State of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines
Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached
its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the proposed project
and the environmental documents adopted by the City of Palmdale as lead agency,
namely City of Palmdale Resolution No. PC-1998-019, approving and adopting a
Mitigated Negative Declaration for 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 environmental findings and mitigated negative declaration , previously adopted by the City of Palmdale , in connection with its
approval of the proposed project.
Find that the County
and all subject agencies agree to the proposed tax transfer.
the requested amendment to the Sphere of Influence for Los Angeles County
Sanitation District No. 20 and County Waterworks District No. 40, and make the
following determinations, in accordance with Government Code Section 56425:
and planned land uses in the area:
Present Land Use : The present land use of the territory is
low-density residential and vacant land.
The residential component consists of approximately 117 acres,
containing 80-single family residences and the remaining portion consists of
860 acres of vacant land.
Proposed Land Use and
The City of Palmdale has pre-zoned the proposed
annexation area as R-1, Single Family Residential.
Surrounding Land Use : There is an existing landfill to the north,
the City of Palmdale park and ride facility to the east, rural residential to
the south and vacant land to the west, consisting of the approved 5,000-unit
City Ranch Specific Plan.
and probable need for public facilities and services:
The City of Palmdale will provide general
municipal services such as: animal regulation, parks and recreation, street
maintenance, planning and building services to the subject territory. The range and level of services will increase
as future development occurs in the vacant portions of the proposed annexation
area. The majority of land within the subject territory is vacant and there are
no current plans for development of the area. Services to the area will be provided at the
current or greater level of service and are set forth in (c) below.
present capacity of public services:
Adequate public service facilities are available to
service the proposed annexation area.
Police Services : The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department
currently services the area. The City of
Palmdale contracts with the Los
Angeles County Sheriff Department for policing services; therefore, there is no
proposed change in the range and level of service. The City of Palmdale will assume the cost of
providing services upon annexation.
Fire and Emergency
Services : The area is currently serviced by the Los
Angeles County Fire Department. The City
of Palmdale contracts with the County Fire Department for fire and emergency
services; therefore, there is no proposed change in the range and level of
services. The City of Palmdale will
assume the cost of providing services upon annexation.
Sewer: As a result of approval of this request,
sewerage service will be extended to the subject area upon future development
by Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 20.
Water : The Palmdale Water District currently serves
a majority of the subject territory. Los
Angeles County Waterworks District No. 40 serves a small portion of the
remaining area. The westerly portion of
the subject territory is currently not within a water service provider’s
boundary or sphere of influence. The
westerly portion of the affected territory must be annexed into County
Waterworks District No. 40, in order to provide water services to that area.
Utilities : Southern California Edison currently provides service
to the area. There are no proposed
changes in the current level of service. Future development will be required to provide infrastructure needed to
serve the affected area.
of any social or economic communities of interest:
The subject territory contains 80-single family
residences that are within two existing low density residential neighborhoods . Adjacent and north of the subject territory
is a landfill. The City of Palmdale has
a pending proposal with LAFCO to annex the landfill site (Annexation No.
the resolution making determinations and approving the annexation of the subject territory
to the City of Palmdale , Los Angeles County
Sanitation District No. 20, and the westerly portion to County Waterworks
District No. 40; and detachment of the same said territory from Los Angeles County Road District
to Government Code Section 57002, set June 11, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. , as the date for Commission