This Directory of Local Agencies is prepared as a public service by the Santa Barbara Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO. The Legislature created a LAFCO in each county to discourage urban sprawl and encourage orderly governmental boundaries.

This inventory is in keeping with LAFCO's mission, specifically Government Code §56301 which states that:

Section 56378 specifically directs LAFCO to inventory governmental agencies:


The Commission gratefully acknowledges County, city and special district personnel who provided information to assist in preparing this inventory, giving freely of their time and expertise to serve the public.

Special appreciation is extended to the Santa Barbara County Surveyor staff for preparing the maps that are an essential part of this report.