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Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission, Notice Of Public Hearing

PLUMAS LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, June 12, 2023

10:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible)

in the Board of Supervisors Chambers

Plumas County Courthouse-520 Main Street

Quincy, Calif.

The meeting will also be open to the public via live streaming from the County’s website and via video conferencing at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5897715825 and by phone at (669) 900-9128 with Meeting ID: 589 771 5825.

Notice is hereby given that the Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) will hold a public hearing to consider the following item:

Formation of the Beckwourth Peak Fire Protection District, dissolution of the Beckwourth Fire District and Sierra Valley Volunteer Fire Protection District, divestiture of fire protection and emergency medical service provision by the Gold Mountain Community Services District, and transfer of fire protection and emergency medical services from the City of Portola to the proposed district.

This proposal is for formation of a new fire protection district, to be named Beckwourth Peak Fire Protection District, and reorganization of the proponent agencies, contingent on formation of the proposed district, to include dissolution of Beckwourth Fire District and Sierra Valley Volunteer Fire Protection District, divestiture of Gold Mountain Community Services District’s power to provide fire protection and EMS services, and transfer of the responsibility for fire protection and EMS services from the City of Portola to the proposed fire protection district. The territory is located in and around the City of Portola and the communities of Gold Mountain, Beckwourth and Sierra Valley in eastern Plumas County.

The Commission will consider oral and written testimony by any interested person or affected agency as well as the report of the Executive Officer. At the hearing, the Commission may approve or disapprove a proposal with or without amendment, wholly, partially, or conditionally, may include or exclude territory in a change of organization or may continue its consideration with or without amendment, as a whole, in part, or upon such conditions as the Commission may determine. The extension or continuation of any previously authorized charge, fee, assessment, or tax by a local agency or a successor local agency may be applied in the affected territory. The Commission intends to affirm the Lead Agency’s CEQA findings as contained in the applicant’s Notice of Exemption. This notice complies with Section 15182 of the CEQA Guidelines.

Persons may attend and be heard at the time and place of the hearing. If you challenge the action of the Commission on any of the above stated items in court, it may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. The Executive Officer’s report will be available for review at the Plumas County Planning Department located at 555 Main St. Quincy, California, and as practicable, the LAFCO website www.plumaslafco.org five (5) days prior to the hearing. The contact person is Jennifer Stephenson, Executive Officer who may be reached at (310) 936-2639 or [email protected].

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