MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LOCAL AGENCY

 

FORMATION COMMISSION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 

February 26, 2003

 

 

 

 

Present:                     

 

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

James DiGiuseppe

Jerry E. Gladbach

Carol Herrera

Beatrice Proo, Vice Chairman

William Wentworth

Zev Yaroslavsky

 

Kenneth I. Chappell, Alternate

Hal Bernson, Alternate

Richard Close, Alternate

Robert W. Goldsworthy

Donald Knabe, Alternate

Cristina Cruz-Madrid, Alternate

 

 

Larry J. Calemine, Executive Officer

John Krattli, Legal Counsel

 

Absent:

Cindy Miscikowski
Henri F. Pellissier, Chairman

 

 

 

                       

 


 

 

1

    The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. 

 

2  

     Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice Chair Proo.

 

   Persons who made a contribution of more than $250 to any member of the Commission during the preceding 12 months were asked to come forward and state for the record the Commissioner to whom such contribution was made and the item of their involvement.  (None)

 

3

    The approval of an agreement for services with Beverly Burr was called up for consideration:

 

            The Executive Officer reported on the status of the required municipal service review (MSR) of all 88 cities and 93 special districts located in Los Angeles County. LAFCO staff is currently embarked upon the development of a framework for application of Sections 56425 (Sphere of Influence Updates) and Section 56430 (Municipal Service Reviews) contained in the Cortese–Knox–Hertzberg Act.

 

Section 56425 (f) requires the commission to review and update, as necessary, the adopted spheres of influence not less than every five years, commencing on January 1, 2001.  The commission will need to fast track an implementation plan in order to meet the December 31, 2005 deadline for completion. This can only be accomplished by the utilization of outside consultants. The Agreement for Consulting Services is the first step in assembling the various consultants that will be required to complete this task. Burr Consulting will essentially plan the scoping phase of the project, draft the requests for information directed at the local agencies, assist in the budgeting of annual costs of MSR’s, meet with LAFCO staff and commission, assist in the collection of data from local agencies, and perform the other tasks outlined in the Agreement.

 

[Knabe in at 9:15 a.m.]

 

     On motion of Commissioner Wenworth, unanimously carried (Commissioners Pellissier and Miscikowski being absent), the Commission approved the attached Agreement for Consulting Services with Beverly Burr of Burr Consulting.

 

4

    On motion of Commissioner Yaroslavsky, unanimously carried (Commissioners Pellissier and Miscikowski being absent), the minutes for the meeting held on February 12, 2003 was approved.

 

 

5

    No one came forward to address the commission during the public comment period. 

 

6

    The next meetings will be March 12, 2003 and March 26, 2003.

 

7

    There was no new business to be placed on any future agenda.

 

8

   On motion of Commissioner Proo, unanimously carried, the Regular Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

                                                      Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                      Larry J. Calemine

                                    Executive Officer