As you prepare for participation and presentation at the LAFCO commissioners' meeting, Thursday, Septermber 18, 2008, at 4:30PM, Creekside Church, realize the options for our region's future do not include the status quo. State, County and local governments are focused on eliminating unincorporated islands and spheres of influence.
At the recent Calafco annual conference, resident counsel discovered specific intent by Contra Costa County to reduce its obligations to unincorporated regions and communities by supporting options as incorporation or annexation to nearby cities. Such options reduce duplication of public works and safety services provided by the county or allow specific services contracts with defined costs and no exceptional cost exposure.
Our options are now incorporation by our own definition or annexation to Walnut Creek and Danville. Please consider your position, or lack thereof, and make yourselves fully aware of your local government options.