Created in 1963 for the purpose of encouraging orderly growth and development.
Membership in each county's LAFCO is prescribed by law. The Placer LAFCO Commission contains seven members:
Each county in the state is required to have a LAFCO. These LAFCOs fulfill their legislative mandate through the consideration and approval or denial of boundary changes proposed by individuals or the local agencies themselves. LAFCOs do not have the power to initiate boundary changes on their own, except for proposals involving the dissolution, consolidation, or merger of special districts or the establishment of subsidiary districts.
The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) regulates boundaries and boundary changes for public agencies: