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Alamo Incorporation: LAFCO 101

Original post made by Alamo community of neighborhoods, Alamo, on Jul 27, 2007

Dear Alamo neighbors,

The following information from will provide expert information on incorporation and its options:

Resource Page Contents:
a click will take you there!
Sphere of Influence and Municipal Service Reviews
City Incorporations and Annexations
Local Government Fact Sheets-2006
Annual Conference Materials
CALAFCO Association Documents
Links and Websites

Catalogue of Citizen Guides -- The Senate Local Government has published a series of Citizen Guides to California local public agency processes and laws. These excellent resources cut confusion and make government more accessible. Eight guides are now available. 2007 Order Form.

Incorporation Applications Filed or Anticipated in 2007 (doc)
CALAFCO Inventory of Pending and Potential Municipal Incorporations (pdf)
California Cities by Incorporation Date -- List of all California cities by date of incorporation (doc)

Guide to the LAFCo Process for Incorporation (pdf)
Guide to the LAFCo Process for Incorporation Appendices (pdf)

These fact summary sheets are prepared by the Senate Local Government Committee and provide an excellent overview of local agencies. Newly updated to reflect 2006 data.
City Fact Sheet (doc)
County Fact Sheet (doc)
Special District Fact Sheet (doc)

Provided by CDSI Research Fellowship
as a courtesy to the Alamo community of neighborhoods


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Posted by Carol Sherry
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm

I'd like to thank Hal Bailey for taking time at Safeway to answer my concerns for incorporation. How quickly he explained the lack of voice with the county and the deminished opportunity to rely on our AIA and SRV Regional Planning Commissioners. I read this site and found the answers I was looking for and better understand how all Alamo neighbors can be the direction the Alamo Incorporation Movement is looking for in planning our community prior to incorporation and immediately following.

READ "Guide to the LAFCo Process for Incorporation" and you will understand what is at stake and what can be accomplished with our own city. We can say what kind of city we want, how it will operate, and what it will cost!

If you like Alamo just the way it is or you want some new future, we need to understand that our county government is offering neither and we best be in-charge of ourselves.