Placer seeks public member for commission | SierraSun.com

Placer seeks public member for commission

Sierra Sun staff reports

The Local Agency Formation Commission is accepting applications for an alternate public member, with applications due by Aug. 27.

The public member represents the public on the Local Agency Formation Commission or LAFCO, whereas each of the other members is appointed to represent a city, the county or a special district.

The alternate member is appointed by the other LAFCO commissioners. An employee or officer of a city, the county or any special district with territory within Placer County is not eligible to serve as an alternate public member.

Alternates may participate in discussion during any meeting; however, they vote only in the absence of the regular public member.

LAFCO is a statutorily created independent regulatory commission that plans and regulates the boundaries of cities and special districts within Placer County. Meetings are usually held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The Commission is comprised of seven members ” two county members, two city members, two special district members and the public member.

There are four alternate members, each representing one of the four types of members.

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The alternate public member position to be appointed is for a term that expires in May of 2011.

Candidates must submit a written application by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Applications may be downloaded from the Web site http://www.placer.ca.gov/lafco.aspx or obtained from the Placer Local Agency Formation Commission, 145 Fulweiler Ave., Suite 110, in Auburn, CA 95603. It is likely that the Commission will make the appointment at its regular meeting on Sept. 12.

To obtain more information, call LAFCO Executive Officer Kris Berry at 889-4097, e-mail to lafco@placer.ca.gov or fax to 886-4671.