The Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles (“LAFCO”) is seeking an individual to serve in the capacity of Alternate Public Member. The remaining term of office expires on May 1, 2024. Thereafter, the term of office is four (4) years, with no restrictions against the incumbent seeking re-appointment.

LAFCO is a State-mandated Commission charged with the responsibility to provide for the orderly formation and growth of cities and special districts. LAFCO reviews and holds public hearings on proposals for boundary changes for 88 cities and the 89 special districts in Los Angeles County. The Commission is also responsible for preparing and adopting municipal service reviews of the cities and special districts, and determining and periodically updating their spheres of influence.

The Commission consists of nine (9) regular members and six (6) alternate members, including representatives from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the City of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, the other 87 cities, and the independent special districts in Los Angeles County. The Public Member is a regular member of the Commission and represents the general public. The Alternate Public Member serves and votes in place of the Public Member when the Public Member is absent. The Commission meets once a month in downtown Los Angeles at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration (500 West Temple Street).

Prospective applicants must be a resident of Los Angeles County. No Public Member or Alternate Public Member shall be an officer or employee of the County of Los Angeles or serve on any city or special district within the territory of the County of Los Angeles. This restriction applies at the time of appointment, meaning that applicants whose application indicates an intent to resign or retire prior to final appointment from any prohibited office, employment, or appointment may still be considered by the Commission.

An application is available on the homepage of LAFCO’s website ( The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023. Applications can be submitted in person, by U.S. mail or courier (LAFCO, 80 South Lake Avenue, Suite 870, Pasadena, California, 91101), or by e-mail to Alisha O’Brien ([email protected]). The office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Fridays and Holidays.

Paul A. Novak, AICP
Executive Officer
Los Angeles LAFCO
[email protected]