LAFCO is a state mandated local agency that oversees boundary changes to cities and special districts, the formation of new agencies including incorporation of new cities, and the consolidation of existing agencies.

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The broad goals of the agency are to ensure the orderly formation of local government agencies, to preserve agricultural and open space lands, and to discourage urban sprawl.

For more information on what LAFCOs are and how they work, read 50 Years of LAFCO – a Guide to LAFCOs. (PDF)

Alameda LAFCo’s enterprise system catalog in compliance with SB 272 is included in Alameda County’s catalog listing (on page 49 of the downloadable document). Click here to access the SB 272 catalog.

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Mission Statement

Alameda LAFCO provides oversight over local governments to make Alameda County a great place to live and work by balancing the preservation of agriculture and open space with the provision of sustainable municipal services.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) | Municipal Service Review on Community Services

The Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) invites your firm to submit a proposal in accordance with the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) to complete a Municipal Service Review on Community Services within Alameda County. The submittal deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023 at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Proposals submitted by e-mail are encouraged and should be directed to Further information is detailed in the attached RFP.