San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission
Category : Commission or Committee
Local Agency Formation Commissions are independent regulatory bodies that oversee changes to the boundaries of cities and special districts.
LAFCos were created by the Legislature in 1963 during the post-World War II housing boom to “discourage sprawl and encourage orderly government.”
They are governed by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act. All 58 counties have LAFCos. However, the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission is unique.