LAFCO of Monterey County
 Local Agency Formation Commission

  Kate McKenna, AICP, Executive Officer


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Welcome to the Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County

Please click on the following links to download:

Agenda for Regular LAFCO Meeting of Monday, June 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.






SENIOR ANALYST     (Position Open Until Filled)

At-Will Position

$71,412 to $97,080 Annual Salary

LAFCO of Monterey County seeks a highly qualified professional to perform planning, policy and project analysis of local government boundaries
and services.  The ideal candidate should possess a degree in urban/regional planning, public administration or closely related field, and 6 or more
years of LAFCO, city or county experience; excellent communication skills, and working knowledge of LAFCO, land use, CEQA, and other applicable laws.

Please download Application materials and Supplemental Questionnaire below:

Please click on the following links to download:

Senior Analyst Job Description

LAFCO Employment  "Fill-In" Employment Application
Please complete Fill-in form.  Print and Mail to either address below) 


LAFCO Employment Application  (Print and Email/Mail to LAFCO)
        (Word Document:  Please Print, Complete Form, and Mail to either
         address below.  


 132 W. Gabilan Street, Suite 102
 Salinas, CA, 93901 


  P.O. Box 1369
  Salinas, CA  93902


Our Legislative Purposes

bullet To encourage the orderly formation, growth, and development of local agencies
bullet To preserve open space and prime agricultural lands
bullet To discourage urban sprawl
bullet To efficiently provide local government services

              (Government Code Section 56000, et seq.)


The Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County is an independent countywide body created by the State Legislature. The Commission makes decisions about the boundaries and services of cities and special districts. Statutory purposes are to encourage the orderly formation and development of local governments; preserve agricultural and open space lands; discourage urban sprawl, and ensure the efficient delivery of government services.  

As a regulatory agency, the Commission forms new cities and special districts, approves changes in boundaries (annexations, consolidations, mergers, dissolutions, etc.), and allows cities or special districts to provide services outside their boundaries.  As a planning agency, LAFCO determines and updates the Spheres of Influence of each city and district, conducts studies of the public services provided by local agencies, and may initiate proposals to change boundaries based upon the Spheres of Influence or special studies.  LAFCO implements the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, open meeting laws,  the Revenue and Taxation Code, and local policies and procedures.

The Commission is composed of two Members of the County Board of Supervisors, two City Council Members, two Independent Special District Members, and one voting Public Member. Alternate members are also selected for each membership category. Public Members are selected by County,  City and Special District Members. All seats have four-year terms. Established in 1963, the Commission is served by an Executive Officer and staff, and is funded by local governments.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Next LAFCO Regular Commission Meeting:


 LAFCO Regular Meeting of June 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
             Board of Supervisors Chambers                
               Monterey County Government Center                 
                  168 West Alisal Street, First Floor, Salinas, CA               

        2014 Schedule of Regular LAFCO Meetings     


Regular LAFCO meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Monterey County Government Center, 168 W. Alisal Street, First Floor, Salinas, CA.  However, there are no meetings in the month of July and November.

If you find any difficulties with our website such as broken links, links that direct you to the incorrect document, etc., please let us know by sending an email to Executive Officer Kate McKenna at

                              LAFCO of Monterey County
                              Kate McKenna, AICP, Executive Officer
                           132 W. Gabilan Street, Suite 102, Salinas, CA  93901

                     P. O. Box 1369, Salinas, CA  93902
                      Salinas, CA  93902
                    Tel: (831) 754-5838
                     Fax-(831) 754-5831

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