The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is a state mandated local agency established to oversee the boundaries of cities and special districts.
Encouraging orderly boundaries, discouraging urban sprawl, and preserving agricultural and open space lands are the key goals of LAFCO.
Mission of Santa Clara LAFCO
The mission of LAFCO is to promote orderly growth and development in Santa Clara County by:
- Preserving agricultural lands and open space;
- Curbing urban sprawl;
- Encouraging efficient delivery of services;
- Exploring and facilitating regional opportunities for fiscal sustainability; and
- Promoting public accountability and transparency of local agencies to improve governance.
LAFCO will be proactive in raising awareness and building partnerships to accomplish this through its special studies, programs and actions.