A State-Mandated Public Agency Established to Regulate the Boundaries of Cities & Special Districts

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Commissioners & Staff

LAFCO Commissioners, Alternates & Staff:

ROSTER OF COMMISSIONERS & STAFF- (Click to Print)

Commissioner Joe Gunter, Chair
City of Salinas

200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

City Member
Mayor of Salinas

831-758-7201 (Office) (City)
831-758-7368 (Fax)
Email:
salinasmayor@ci.salinas.ca.us

Commissioner Jane Parker
Monterey County Supervisorial District 4
2616 1st Avenue
Marina, CA 93933

County Member
Supervisor of District 4

831-883-7570 (Office)
Email:
jane.parker@co.monterey.ca.us
district4@co.monterey.ca.us

Commissioner Sherwood Darington
1254 San Fernando Drive
Salinas, CA 93901

Public Member
831-422-5868 (Office)
831-443-6638 (Fax)
Email:
sdarington@redshift.com

Commissioner Warren E. Poitras
13 Via Las Encinas
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Special District Member
Monterey County Regional Fire District
19900 Portola Drive
Salinas, CA 93908
831-455-1828 (Office)
831-659-3837 (Home)
Email:
info@weddingphotographercarmel.com
or ppoitras@ci.carmel.ca.us

Commissioner Ralph Rubio
City of Seaside

440 Harcourt Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

City Member
831-899-6700 (Office)
Email:
rrubio@ci.seaside.ca.us  

Commissioner Simón Salinas
Monterey County Supervisorial District 3

168 W. Alisal. 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901

County Member
Supervisor of District 3

831-755-5033 (Salinas)
831-385-8333 (King City)
831-796-3022 (fax)
Email:
district3@co.monterey.ca.us

Commissioner Graig R. Stephens

Special District Member
Board Member, Soledad Community Health Care District
Email:
graigstephens@yahoo.com


Alternate Commissioners:

Commissioner John Phillips
Monterey County Supervisorial District 2
1140 Speegle St.
Castrovlille, CA 95012 

Alternate County Member
Supervisor of District 2
831-647-7722 (Monterey)
831-755-5022 (Castroville)
831-633-0201 (Fax) Email:
district2@co.monterey.ca.us 

Commissioner Matt Gourley
32447 River Road
Soledad, CA 93960

Alternate Public Member
831-675-2275 (Home)
Email:
mgourley@sbcglobal.net

Commissioner Maria Orozco
City of Gonzales
425 Alta Street
Gonzales, CA 93926

Alternate City Member
831-675-5000 (Office)
831-675-2644 (Fax)
Email:
oromaria56@yahoo.com

Commissioner Steve Snodgrass
1705 Covenant Lane
Royal Oaks, CA 95076

Alternate Special District Member
President, Board of Directors,
Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District

Email:
ssnodgrass@gmail.com

LAFCO Staff:

Kate McKenna, AICP
LAFCO Office

Executive Officer
831-754-5838
Email:
mckennak@monterey.lafco.ca.gov

Darren McBain
LAFCO Office

Senior Analyst
831-754-5838
Email:
mcbaind@monterey.lafco.ca.gov

Thom McCue, AICP
LAFCO Office

Senior Analyst
831-754-5838
Email:
mccueTA@monterey.lafco.ca.gov

Gail Lawrence
LAFCO Office

Clerk to Local Agency Formation Commission
831-754-5838
Email:
lawrenceg@monterey.lafco.ca.gov

 Tiffany Hutchison
  LAFCO Office
  Administrative Assistant
 
831-754-5838
  Email:
  hutchisont@monterey.lafco.ca.gov

Leslie J. Girard, Assistant County Counsel
Monterey County Counsel's Office

 

LAFCO General Counsel
831-755-5045
Email:
girardlj@co.monterey.ca.us

 

BYLAWS:  RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDERLY AND FAIR CONDUCT OF HEARINGS OF THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION OF MONTEREY COUNTY

 

Legislative Reference:

Composition:

Staffing:

The Commission is staffed by the Executive Officer of LAFCO, Senior Analyst, the LAFCO Clerk to the Commission, and LAFCO General Counsel under contract.

Terms:

Each Commissioner is appointed to a 4-year term, ending the first Monday in May.

Responsibilities:

LAFCO is an independent regulatory authority of the State of California.  The Commission makes decisions about local government boundaries and spheres of influence of the cities and districts in Monterey County.  Legislative purposes are to encourage the orderly growth of cities and districts; protect agricultural lands and open space; discourage urban sprawl, and ensure the efficient delivery of local government services.

Meeting Date, Time and Place:

Meetings are generally held on the 4th Monday of each month, 4:00 p.m., Monterey County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1st Floor, 168 W. Alisal St. in Salinas.

Contact:

Kate McKenna, AICP, Executive Officer (831) 754-5838

List of Commissioners and Their Terms

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Seat Represented

Name

Expires

Board of Supervisors

Jane Parker

May 2021

Board of Supervisors

Simón Salinas

   May 2017

(Alternate for Supervisors)

John Phillips

May 2021

City of Salinas

Joe Gunter

May 2019

City of Seaside

 

Ralph Rubio

May 2017

City of Gonzales

(Alternate City Member)  

Maria Orozco

May 2020

Public Member

Sherwood Darington

 

May 2018

(Alternate for Public Member)

Matt Gourley

May 2018

Special District Member

Graig R. Stephens

May 2018

(Alternate for Special District)

Stephen Snodgrass

May 2020

 Special District Member

Warren E. Poitras

May 2020

Committee Assignments

For Fiscal Year 2015-16

Adopted on September 21, 2015

Budget and Finance Committee
(Standing - Active)

Executive Officer Evaluation and Compensation Review Committee
(Ad Hoc - Inactive)

LAFCO Sphere of Influence and Annexation Policy Committee
(Standing - Inactive)