LAFCO announces openings for public members

OPENING FOR CITIZENS TO SERVE AS THE PUBLIC MEMBER AND PUBLIC MEMBER ALTERNATE ON

THE LAFCO COMMISSION

Due to expiring terms of office the Lassen Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) has openings for Lassen County residents to serve as either a Public Member and Public Member Alternate. LAFCo is an agency created by state legislation to ensure that changes in governmental organization occur in a manner, which promotes efficient, quality services and preserves open space and agricultural land resources. LAFCo is charged with applying the policies and provisions of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 in its decisions regarding annexations, incorporations, reorganizations, and other changes of local government. LAFCo’s webpage is: www.lassenlafco.org

LAFCo normally meets every other month at the Lassen County Board of Supervisor’s chambers in Susanville, California.

This appointments are for both a Public Member and Public Member Alternate who reside anywhere within Lassen County including the territory in the city limits of Susanville for a term ending in May 2025. A Public Member must be able and available to attend Commission meetings. No officer or employee of the county or any city or independent special district whose boundaries include any territory within Lassen County is allowed to sit as a Public Member on the Commission. LAFCo’s Public Members, as are all other Commissioners, are required to file an annual Statement of Economic Interest and complete mandated ethics training as a public official.

If you are interested, we invite you to send a letter or email describing your background and reasons for wanting to become the selected Public Member or Alternate to serve on the Lassen Local Agency Formation Commission no later than Friday March 26, 2021.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call John Benoit, Executive Officer at (530) 257-0720 or email lafco@co.lassen.ca.us Please send your letter of interest Lassen LAFCo, P.O. Box 2694 Granite Bay, CA 95746 or by email to lafco@co.lassen.ca.us .   Potential applicants will be invited to the April 12, 2021 LAFCo meeting at 3:00 p.m. for an interview with the Commission at the Board of Supervisor’s Chambers, 707 Nevada Street in Susanville or by Zoom if determined necessary. Selection will take place following the interviews.

Dated: January 27, 2021

Lassen LAFCO

John Benoit

EXECUTIVE OFFICER