Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
The Local Agency Formation Commission, also known as "LAFCo," is a regulatory agency with county-wide jurisdiction, established by state law to discourage urban sprawl and encourage orderly and efficient provision of services, such as water, sewer, and fire protection. The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 governs the operation of LAFCo. Mariposa County LAFCo is an independent, state-mandated agency and is not a County department.
MPUD Municipal Service Review Public Review Draft
The Mariposa Public Utility District Municipal Service Review draft is available and can be found by clicking this link:
NOtice Of LAFco and MPUD Joint Meeting
2021 Request For Proposal
- 2021 Mariposa LAFCo project to prepare and process a Municipal Service Review, an update to the Sphere of Influence, and a Change of Organization to expand the boundary of the Mariposa Public Utility District (PDF)
- October 2007 MPUD Feasibility Study and Concept Plan
- 50 Years of LAFCOs (PDF); a Guide to California’s Local Agency Formation Commissions
- It’s Time to Draw the Line (PDF); a Citizen’s Guide to Local Agency Formation Commissions
Meeting Calendar, Agenda & Minutes
- LAFCo Resolution No. 2011-002; Resolution of the Local Agency Formation Commission of Mariposa County Adopting the Adjusted LAFCo User Fees (PDF)
Mariposa County has few independent special districts affected by LAFCo. The independent districts are J. C. Fremont Hospital, Lake Don Pedro Community Services District, Mariposa Public Utility District, and Yosemite Alpine Village Community Services District.
A number of the dependent sewer and water districts managed by the County of Mariposa Board of Supervisors are also subject to LAFCo.
Improvement districts of Countywide Service Area Number 1 and zones of benefit are not subject to LAFCo review.