San Luis Obispo
Local Agency Formation Commission
Serving San Luis Obispo County since 1963
The Local Agency Formation Commission is committed to serving the residents of San Luis Obispo County and the State of California by discouraging urban sprawl and encouraging the orderly formation and development of local agencies based on local conditions and circumstances.
San Luis Obispo LAFCO - 1042 Pacific Street, Suite A - San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-5795 Fax: (805) 788-2072
Regular LAFCO hearings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the County Government Center on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets in the City of San Luis Obispo.
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LAFCO considers annexations to Cities and Special Districts and proposals for the formation of new local governmental agencies including Cities and Special Districts. LAFCO also determines the Sphere of Influence, which is a plan for the future boundaries of a City or Special District.
LAFCO considers the impact that a proposal may have on existing agricultural lands with focus on protecting prime agricultural lands. San Luis Obispo LAFCO has adopted specific policies regarding the preservation of agricultural resources.
LAFCO reviews proposals based on a variety of factors including an agencies ability to provide services, infrastructure capacity, funding and the need for services in a particular area.
Urban sprawl can best be described as irregular and disorganized growth occurring without apparent design or plan. By discouraging sprawl, LAFCO limits the misuse of land resources and promotes a more efficient system of services by local governmental agencies.