MINUTES OF THE LOCAL AGENCY

 

FORMATION COMMISSION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 

October 8, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

Present:

 

Henri F. Pellissier, Chairman

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

Jerry Gladbach

Carol Herrera

Beatrice Proo, Vice Chair

William Wentworth

Zev Yaroslavsky

 

Kenneth I. Chappell

Richard Close, Alternate

Robert W. Goldsworthy, Alternate

Donald Knabe, Alternate

Cristina Cruz-Madrid, Alternate

 

 

Larry J. Calemine, Executive Officer

John Krattli, Legal Counsel

 

Absent:

 

James DiGiuseppe

Cindy Miscikowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

    The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. 

 

2  

     Pledge of Allegiance led by Henri F. Pellissier, Chairman.

 

3

    The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

Midbury Area Detachment No. 2002-06 (Orange County), from the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County.

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   On motion of Commissioner Wentworth, unanimously carried (Commissioners DiGiuseppe, Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

·        Made a finding that this detachment is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, section 15061 because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this proposal may have a significant effect on the environment.

 

·        Adopted Resolution No. 2003-25RD Making Determinations Approving Midbury Area Detachment No. 2002-06 from the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County.

 

·        Set December 10, 2003 as the date for Commission protest proceedings, pursuant to Government Code Section 57002.

 

[Commissioner Burke out at 11:08 a.m.]

 

4

    The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

Protest hearing on City of Palmdale, Annexation No. 1998-01 – 308.04 acres located north of the California Aqueduct, south of the alignment of Avenue R, east of 20th Street West and west of alignment of 10th Street West.

 

      On motion of Commissioner Wentworth, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, and Miscikowski being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

Determined that there were no protests filed against the proceedings, and adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-06P Ordering Annexation 1998-01 to the City of Palmdale.


 

 

[Commissioner Yaroslavsky in at 11:10 a.m.]

 

5

    Commissioner Yaroslavsky requested to be on record as consenting to Agenda Items 3a and 4a.

 

6

    The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

Protest hearing on the City of Palmdale, Annexation No. 2000-01A – 977 acres 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 20th Street West to the west and approximately 220+ feet of Calle Grillo to the east.

 

  On motion of Chairman Pellissier, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, and Miscikowski), the Commission tabled this item until the all written protests received could be tabulated. 

 

7

   On motion of Commissioner Yaroslavsky, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, and Miscikowski being absent and Commissioner Herrera abstaining), the Commission approved the minutes of the meeting held on September 10, 2003, as corrected to reflect the revision of item 17 to indicate that Commissioner Yaroslavsky was present.

 

8

    The following matter was called up for reconsideration:

 

Protest hearing on the City of Palmdale, Annexation No. 2000-01A.

 

The Executive Officer reported that there are 145 registered voters within the affected territory and that a total of 66 written protests were filed; 50 of which were registered voter and 16 were possible landowner written protests.  The Executive Officer stated that the Government Code provides that in annexation to a city with a population over 100,000 where more than 15% but less than 50% valid written protest exist an election must be called.  Mr. Miller addressed the commission regarding this issue.

 

   On motion of Commissioner Wentowrth, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, and Miscikowski being absent), pending verification of the written protests by the Registrar-Recorder, staff was directed in conjunction with County Counsel to prepare a resolution calling for an election.   Subsequent to said verification process the commission will then set the adoption of the resolution for hearing.

 

[Commissioners Knabe and Yaroslavsky out at 11:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively]

 

9

   The Executive Officer gave an update on the Municipal Service Reviews (MSR) and Spheres of Influence (SOI) process. 

 

   On motion of Commissioner Gladbach, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, Knabe, Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), the Commission  adopted a policy that  the 34 special districts, which do not provide principal municipal services or “backbone municipal infrastructure and services”, be the subject of an abbreviated MSR process which will occur concurrently with, or after the completion of the MSRs for the providers of principal municipal services and “backbone municipal infrastructure and services” reviews.

 

10

   On motion of Commissioner Wentworth, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, Knabe, Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), The August and September 2003 Operating Account Check Register was received and filed.

 

11

   The Executive Officer reported on the Annual CALAFCO Conference.  The Executive Officer announced that Chairman Henri F. Pellissier received the CALAFCO Award for Special Services.  In addition, it was reported that the MSR process was the main topic of discussion and is basically the driving force behind all the LAFCOs at this time.

 

12

    No one came forward during the period allowed for public comment.

 

13

    The next meetings will be October 22, 2003 and November 12, 2003.  There will be only one meeting in the month of November and December due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. 

 

14

    Under new business to be placed on any future agenda, Chairman Pellissier requested that the commission be given a monthly status report on pending issued that will come before the commission including an estimate date for submission. 

 

 

15

    On motion of Commissioner Proo, unanimously carried (Commissioners Burke, DiGiuseppe, Knabe, Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), the meeting adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

 

 

 

                                                      Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                      Larry J. Calemine

                                    Executive Officer