Friday, September 19, 2014
The Lompico County Water District, located in the San Lorenzo Valley, may soon be dissolved. That is the proposal that was approved on August 6th by the Santa Cruz County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO.
If the District is dissolved, its customers will be incorporated into the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, a much larger and economically more stable public agency. Dissolving an existing public agency doesn’t happen very often, and this proposed reorganization still might not happen.
The LAFCO vote is subject to a public protest procedure, and if you are a landowner or voter within the Lompico County Water District, the time to protest is now. The deadline is 10:00 a.m. on October 6th. If, by that deadline, more than 50% of the Lompico voters protest, the reorganization will be terminated. If between 25% and 50% of either the Lompico voters or the Lompico landowners protest, an election will be called of the Lompico voters. The ballot question will be “Shall the Lompico Reorganization, as authorized by LAFCO Resolution No. 953‐A, be approved?” A majority of those voting will determine the outcome.
In today’s transcript, I have placed links to lots of information about the LAFCO proposal, and about how to protest, if you want to do that.