October 22, 2003








Henri F. Pellissier, Chairman

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

James DiGiuseppe

Jerry Gladbach

Carol Herrera

Beatrice Proo, Vice Chair

William Wentworth


Kenneth I. Chappell, Alternate

Richard Close, Alternate

Robert W. Goldsworthy, Alternate

Donald Knabe, Alternate

Cristina Cruz-Madrid, Alternate



Larry J. Calemine, Executive Officer

John Krattli, Legal Counsel




Cindy Miscikowski

Zev Yaroslavsky












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



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



The following matter was called up for consideration:


Protest Hearing for Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation No. 277 40.197 acres located at the northwest corner of 30th Street West and Avenue P-8, in the City of Palmdale. The landowner is K. Hovnanian Forecast Homes, Inc. (John Heimann, Planning Project Manager) and numerous others.


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


a.                  Determined that there were no protests filed against the proceedings.

b.                  Adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-07P Ordering Annexation No. 277 to County Sanitation District 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.


The following matter was called up for consideration:


Adoption of Resolution for City of Palmdale Annexation No. 2000-01A.


As of October 8, 2003 a total of 66 written protests were received by the Commission. On October 17, 2003 all protests were delivered to the County Registrar Recorder for voter signature verification. Of the 66 written protests received 25 signatures were validated as certified registered voters as of October 8, 2003. This represents more than the 15% needed, pursuant to Government Code Section 57075.5 to call the matter for election.


Thomas Miller addressed the Commission regarding this issue.


On motion of Commissioner Close, unanimously carried (Commissioners Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), the Commission adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-08P Ordering Annexation 2000-01A to the City of Palmdale subject to the confirmation of the voters.



On motion of Commissioner Wentworth, unanimously carried (Commissioner Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), the Commission approved the minutes of the meeting held on October 8, 2003.


[Commissioners DiGiuseppe and Herrera in at 9:06 a.m.]



The Executive Officer presented the pending proposal status report. The Chairman directed staff to routinely place this issue on each agenda.



The Executive Officer gave an update on the Municipal Service Reviews (MSR) and Spheres of Influence (SOI) process. The Executive Officer indicated that the consultant for Azusa should have something for the Commission in January 2004. He further stated that the responses from the agencies in the nine MSR areas were slow in coming, but the process was moving forward. Commission Knabe noted that a number of agencies within the Fourth Supervisorial District remained outstanding and offered to send a letter to those agencies under his signature requesting their response to the surveys issued by LAFCO.



The Executive Officer reported on the receipt, to date, of net allocation of operating costs for FY 03/04. He further reported that the allocation due from the Walnut Valley Water District had in fact been paid. The Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller deposited the funds in the wrong account. The Executive Officer further stated that the County of Los Angeles has agreed that they owe a total of $156,000 as their remaining proportionate share of costs for special reorganization.



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



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



The next meetings will be November 12, 2003 and December 10, 2003.


NOTE: There will be only one meeting in the months of November and December due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.



On motion of Commissioner Gladbach, unanimously carried (Commissioners Miscikowski and Yaroslavsky being absent), the meeting adjourned at 9:18 a.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Larry J. Calemine

Executive Officer