Local Agency Formation Commission

The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was created by State law in 1963 to regulate the boundaries of cities and special districts. There is a LAFCO in each of the 58 counties of California. Each LAFCO is an independent public agency. The objectives of LAFCO are:

• To encourage the orderly formation of local government agencies and promote the efficient provision of public services
• To preserve agricultural land and open-space resources
• To promote orderly growth and discourage urban sprawl

To learn more, please visit: http://www.sonomalafco.org/