Presenting information to LAFCO for consideration at the March 18 incorporation approval meeting
Original post made by Hal Bailey, another community, on Sep 1, 2008
LAFCO welcomes public input in any form - letters, e-mails, fax and/or public comment during the LAFCO hearing.
Communications and correspondence can be sent to the following:
Contra Costa LAFCO
651 Pine Street, Sixth Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 646-1228 FAX
Written communications received prior to September 9 will be mailed to the Commissioners with the LAFCO agenda packet, will be posted on the LAFCO website, and may be addressed in the LAFCO staff report. Written communications received after agenda distribution will be copied and made available to the Commissioners and the public at the LAFCO hearing on September 18.
Public Comment at the LAFCO Hearing
Protocol - Speakers wishing to speak at the LAFCO hearing must complete a Speaker's Card at the hearing. Speaker's Cards and a Speaker's Card box/depository will be available at the LAFCO hearing. When called, speaker should approach the podium, state name and address for the record, and speak clearly into the microphone. LAFCO meetings are recorded.
Public comments are limited to three minutes. This is to allow everyone who wishes to speak an opportunity.
Some Suggestions - In any effort to allow adequate time for public comment and Commissioner deliberation, LAFCO encourages speakers to avoid repeating comments that were previously stated. Also, if with a group, such as a homeowners or other association, LAFCO encourages groups to appoint a representative to speak on behalf of the group. Again, LAFCO wants to assure that everyone who wishes to speak has a turn.
LAFCO requests that written communications be provided in advance of the LAFCO hearing to allow LAFCO staff time to make copies for the Commissioners and the public. However, if written communications are presented at the LAFCO hearing, a copy should be given to the LAFCO Clerk for the record. Also, LAFCO encourages those who wish to read their written letters to summarize.
LAFCO hopes this information is useful.