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UPDATED May 6, 2020: Notice of Protest Hearing: Springlake Fire Protection District Change of Organization from an Independent District to a Dependent District to Yolo County

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 9:00 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Yolo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) will conduct a Protest Hearing 

via teleconference, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) to consider the following matter:

Springlake Fire Protection District Change of Organization from an Independent District to a Dependent District to Yolo County
(LAFCo No. 934)

The above proposal was conditionally approved by Yolo LAFCo at a noticed hearing held on February 27, 2020. The proposal involves a change of organization to the Springlake Fire Protection District (FPD) to change from an independent district to a dependent district with an appointed fire commission. Over the last three years, the FPD Board has been unable to fill two vacancies and is concerned about its ability to maintain a quorum. The FPD currently contracts for services with the cities of Woodland and Davis and the University of California, Davis. No changes to contracted services would occur due to this proposal. Existing property taxes and any assessments/fees would also not be affected by this action. The governance change would take effect July 1, 2020. The resolution can be referenced at www.yololafco.org/active-proposals.

The purpose of the Protest Hearing is to allow both landowners and registered voters within the affected territory the opportunity to submit written protest to the proposal. Qualifying individuals may submit written protest as both a landowner and registered voter, but must use a separate form for each protest. Written protests must be filed with LAFCo before the conclusion of the protest hearing. This includes submitting written protest by mail, e-mail, or hand-delivered, so long as it is received by LAFCo at 625 Court Street, Suite 107, Woodland, California 95695 by 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the day before the protest hearing. All other protests must be hand delivered to LAFCo staff at the protest hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 9:00 am, at the Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 625 Court Street, Room 206, Woodland, CA before such hearing is closed.

To adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order all hand delivered written protest must now be placed into the Yolo County Tax Collector cash box located at the east entrance of the County Administration Building located at 625 Court Street, Woodland, CA. There will be signage. Staff will retrieve any submitted written protest by 9:00am on Thursday, May 28, 2020, prior to the start of the meeting.

Each written protest shall state whether it is made by a landowner or registered voter. It shall also identify the property location or assessor's parcel number(s) (landowner) or residence address (including street number where applicable) (registered voter) and be signed and dated. All signatures must be dated after the publication of the protest hearing notice per Government Code 57051 (i.e., March 29, 2020). Only valid protests will be considered.

Protest forms for landowners and registered voters are available at www.yololafco.org/notices. If you have any questions, please contact Yolo LAFCo at (530) 666-8048 or lafco@yolocounty.org.

Executive Order N-29-20 authorizes local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconference and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public. Members of the public are encouraged to observe and participate in the teleconference.

Teleconference Options to join meeting:

By PC: https://yolocounty.zoom.us/j/94022938747
Meeting ID: 940 2293 8747

or

By Phone: (408) 638-0968
Meeting ID: 940 2293 8747