COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AGENCY
August 22, 2001
September 11, 2001
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Marcia Raines, Director of Environmental Services
Agreement with San Mateo Local Agency Formation Commission for Management and Administrative Support Services
Adopt the resolution authorizing the execution of an agreement with the San Mateo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) under which the County would provide management and administrative support services to LAFCo from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
The Cortese Knox Hertzberg Act of 2000 implemented several changes to how LAFCos are funded and how staff is appointed. Previous law required counties to fund LAFCo and provide necessary staffing, offices and supplies. The law also provided that if LAFCo did not appoint an Executive Officer, the County Manager would serve as the LAFCo Executive Officer. Since 1996, the County has provided LAFCo offices, staff services and legal counsel by contract and the County Manager delegated Executive Officer duties to the Director of Environmental Services.
Section 56381 of the Cortese Knox Hertzberg Act mandates that effective the 2001/2002 fiscal year, LAFCos shall be funded in thirds by the county, all cities in the County and all independent special districts in the County. The Act also requires that LAFCo shall appoint an Executive Officer who performs the day-to-day activities of the Commission. The Act further requires that the Commission make provisions for staffing, office space and legal counsel and provides that the Commission may contract for these services with another public agency.
LAFCo has voted to continue to contract with the County of San Mateo for staffing, offices, supplies and legal counsel and has adopted a budget that reflects the true cost of provision of these services by the County. At its May meeting the Commission adopted a resolution authorizing an agreement with the County in the amount of $125,257 for fiscal year 2001/2002.
The proposed agreement results in a Net County Cost of $63,271 and is consistent with budgeted funds.
REVIEW BY OTHERS
The resolution and contract have been reviewed by the County Counsel.
Staff Report LAFCo.doc