February 25, 2021

Agenda | February 25, 2021 @ 8:30 am

El Centro City Council Chambers | 1275 Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243


Maria Nava-Froelich
Ray Castillo
Michael W. Kelley, Vice-Chair
Jesus E. Escobar
David H. West


Executive Officer
Jurg Heuberger, AICP, CEP
Legal Counsel
Ryan D. Childers
Julie Carter
Paula Graf
Supporting documentation is available for public review in the Imperial County Local Agency Formation Commission office located at 1122 State Street, Suite D, El Centro, CA 92243 during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays, 8:00 am—6:00 pm.


February 25, 2021

8:30 a.m.


Dial-In #712-770-5565

Participant Code: 152727

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted both as a meeting in the El Centro Council Chambers and as a teleconference pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, which suspend certain requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act. Members of the public will be limited based on the max capacity of the room to accommodate “social distance” seating. The Public unless having an item on the agenda is encouraged to attend telephonically.

Participation by Commissioners and staff will in part be at the City of El Centro Council Chambers and may also be accessed from remote locations. Public access and participation will be limited and controlled and may only be available telephonically if capacity of the room is met. Entrance to Council chamber will be first come and cease when max limit is reached.

Submission of Public Comments: For those wishing to submit public comments at the Regular Commission meeting, comments on agendized or non-agendized items must be submitted by email to the Commission Clerk at pg@iclafco.com and shall be subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments made electronically or in person at any regular Commission meeting. Public comments must be received prior to the commencement of the Commission meeting in order to be accepted. Public comments submitted in accordance with these guidelines shall become part of the record of the regular Commission meeting.


All supporting documentation is available for public review on our webpage www.iclafco.com/hearings


All supporting documentation is available for public review in the Imperial County Local Agency Formation Commission office located at 1122 State Street, Suite D, El Centro CA 92243.

1. Roll Call

2. Pledge of Allegiance  

3. Election of Officers:

i. Election of Chair

ii. Election of Vice-Chair

4. Approval of Consent Items:

A. Minutes from October 22, 2020

B. Project Report update

5. Public Comments:

This is the time for the public to address the Commission on items that are within the jurisdiction of LAFCO but are not on the agenda.  Members of the public may comment on items that are on the agenda when that item is being addressed by the Board. Speaking time is limited to three (3) minutes. The Commission is prohibited from discussing or taking any action on any item not appearing on the agenda.


6A. Announcements by the Commissioners.  

i. CALAFCO Board of Directors meeting (Kelley/West) [report on annual strategic plan meeting]

ii. Southern Region update (West)

6B. Announcements by the Executive Officer.  

i. Commissioner Jackson- Appreciation Award

ii. Commissioner Predmore- Appreciation Award

iii. Commissioner Snively- Appreciation Award

iv. Financial Statements FY 19/20


7. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding the re-appointment of Commissioner David H. West as Public Member for another term.

8. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding the Alternate Public Member vacancy.

9. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding procedures for processing annexation applications, specifically the coordination with the Cities on CEQA compliance and Tax Sharing agreement process, including establishing a       Master Tax Sharing agreement between the County and the Cities.  

10. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding an engagement extension with Davis Farr LLP for audit services for Fiscal Years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024.

11. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding legislative changes to G.C. §56133 as requested by San Diego LAFCO.

12. Discussion/Action/Adoption of the Draft LAFCO Budget for FY 2021-2022.

13. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District.

14. Discussion/Action/Direction regarding contracting with a person/firm/agency to provide legal services to LAFCO.


15. [8:40 a.m.] Public hearing to consider the approval for the annexation of Melon Properties (HV 2-14) to the City of Holtville.