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Notice of Vacancy: LAFCO Alternate Public Member

Notice is hereby given, on March 27, 2019, that there is a vacancy for the office of Alternate Public Member of the Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles (LAFCO). Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission is filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the body which originally appointed the member whose office has become vacant. Since the term of the Alternate Public Member expires on May 4, 2020, the term of this new appointment would be until that date.

LAFCO is a State-mandated Commission charged with the responsibility to provide the orderly formation and growth of cities and special districts. LAFCO consists of nine regular members and six alternate members. One of the regular members (and one of the alternate members) represents the general public.

Pursuant to State law, LAFCO reviews and holds public hearings on proposals for boundary changes for the 88 cities and 89 special districts in Los Angeles County. The Commission is also responsible for preparing and adopting reviews of the cities and special districts, and determining and periodically updating their spheres of influence.

The Commission consists of nine regular members and six alternate members, including representatives from the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the City of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and the other 87 cities and independent special districts in Los Angeles County. The Public Member is a regular member of the Commission and represents the general public. The Public Member and Alternate Public Member are appointed by the other members of the Commission. The Alternate Public Member serves and votes in place of the Public Member when the Public Member is absent or disqualified from participating in a meeting of the Commission.

The Commission meets once a month in downtown Los Angeles at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration (500 West Temple Street). Members currently receive $150 per meeting attended, plus mileage expenses for travel to and from meetings.

Officers, employees, and appointees of Los Angeles County or any city or district with territory in the County are prohibited from serving as the Alternate Public Member. This restriction applies at the time of appointment, meaning that applicants whose application indicates an intent to resign or retire prior to final appointment from any prohibited office, employment, or appointment, may still be considered by the Commission.

An application is available on the homepage of LAFCO's website ( The deadline to submit an application is Monday, May 6, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted in person, by U.S. mail or courier (LAFCO, 80 South Lake Avenue, Suite 870, Pasadena, California, 91101) or by email to Alisha O'Brien (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Fridays and Holidays.

Should you have any questions, please contact Alisha O'Brien, LAFCO Government Analyst, at 626-204-6500.