San Joaquin
Local Agency Formation Commission              
509 West Weber Avenue, Suite 420, Stockton, CA  95203


     LAFCo Home

James E. Glaser
Executive Officer


Telephone: (209) 468-3198
Fax: (209) 468-3199

    About San Joaquin LAFCO

    Frequently Asked Questions

        2016 Meeting Schedule

    Policies and Procedures 
 Filing Requirements and
Application Submission

     Application (Word)
     Map Preparation Instructions
Out-of-Agency Application 
Schedule of Fees 
     State Board of Equalization Fees
    City Sphere of Influence Maps

Municipal Service Reviews











                                                        About San Joaquin LAFCO

Established by State law in 1963, the Local Agency Formation Commission is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries, including: annexations and detachments of territory; incorporations of cities; formations of special districts; and consolidations, mergers, and dissolutions of districts. LAFCO also reviews ways to reorganize, simplify, and streamline governmental structure. LAFCO also has the authority to initiate proposals involving district consolidation, mergers, and reorganizations. In addition, LAFCO is responsible for reviewing Out-of-Agency service agreements between property owners and service providers.

The Commission also is charged with developing and updating spheres of influence for each city and special district within the county. Spheres are planning tools used to provide guidance for individual proposals involving jurisdictional changes, and are intended to encourage efficient provision of community services and prevent duplication of service delivery. Territory must be within a city or district's sphere in order to be annexed.

"To encourage the orderly development and reorganization of Local Governmental Agencies, to preserve agricultural land, and to discourage urban sprawl"

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Commission Members
The Commission is comprised of five regular members and three alternate members appointed to four-year terms. The current Commission members are:

Regular Members: Telephone
Doug Keuhne - Vice Chair City Member, Lodi (209) 747-5583
Kathy Miller Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Peter Johnson Public Member  
Chuck Winn - Chair Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Michael Maciel City Member, Tracy (209) 831-6000

Alternate Members
Charles Manne Public Member (209) 815-8041
Carlos Villapadua Board of Supervisors Member (209) 468-3113
Gary Haskin City Member, Escalon (209) 691-7400

Commission members serve four-year terms that expire the first Monday in May.

Selection Process
San Joaquin LAFCO Commission consists of a five-members.  The Board of Supervisors selects 2 LAFCO Commissioners from their own membership.  A City Selection Committee consisting of Mayors of all 7 Cities within the County select 2 LAFCo Commissioners from City Council Members of all such Cities.  The 4 Members so selected, select another Commissioner to represent the General Public.   The three above categories each have an Alternate Member selected in the same manner.

On May 1, 1991, the City Selection Committee adopted a 4-Year Rotation Plan for regular City Commission members.  The order of City rotation is as follows: Escalon, Stockton, Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon, Tracy, and Lodi.

Starting with May 2007 the 4-Year Rotation will be:

Year Member (1)      Member (2)     Alternate
2007 Manteca Stockton Lathrop
2009 Manteca Lathrop Ripon
2011 Ripon Lathrop Tracy  
2013 Ripon Tracy  Lodi  
2015 Lodi  Tracy  Escalon
2017 Lodi Escalon Stockton
2019 Stockton Escalon Manteca
2021 Stockton Manteca Lathrop
2023 Lathrop Manteca Ripon
2025 Lathrop Ripon Tracy


Office Location

Our office is located at:
San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission
509 West Weber Avenue, Suite 420
Stockton, California 95203
Business Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


Executive Officer
James Glaser
(209) 468-3198 
LAFCo Analyst
Elizabeth Contreras
(209) 953-7646

Commission Clerk
Mitzi Stites

Legal Counsel
Rod Attebery
Neumiller & Beardslee
509 West Weber Avenue
P.O. Box 20
Stockton, CA  95201

(209) 948-8200  
Fax (209) 948-4910


Effective June 2014, the Commission will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 44 North San Joaquin Street, 6th Floor, Stockton, California.  Occasionally conflicts will arise requiring adjustment to the regular schedule.  Filing deadlines apply for most applications.  Special circumstances for some complex proposals may require greater lead-time.  

The Board of Supervisors Chambers
44 North San Joaquin Street, 6th Floor
Stockton, California 95202

                  2016 MEETING SCHEDULE                                                    

Meeting Date Application Filing Deadline
January 14, 2016 November 20, 2015
February 11, 2016 December 18, 2015
March 10, 2016 January 15, 2016
April 14, 2016 February 19, 2016
May 12, 2016 March 18, 2016
June 9, 2016 April 15, 2016
July 14, 2016 May 20, 2016
August 11, 2016 June 17, 2016
September 8, 2016 July 15, 2016
October 13, 2016 August 19, 2016
November 10, 2016 September 16, 2016
December 8, 2016 October 14, 2016



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