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File #: 06-1348    Version: 1 Name: PB - Reso annexation of the Will Johnson Reservoir
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/14/2006 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2006 Final action: 12/19/2006
Title: Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, adopt resolution initiating proceedings and requesting the Local Agency Formation Commission approve an annexation of the Will Johnson Reservoir;
Attachments: 1. 121906-H-1sr&att, 2. 121906-H-1Handout - Dechter
Related files: 06-1324, 06-1323, 06-1322
TITLE
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, adopt resolution initiating proceedings and requesting the Local Agency Formation Commission approve an annexation of the Will Johnson Reservoir;

DISCUSSION
In March of 2006, when the Los Angeles Local Agency Formation Commission (LA LAFCO) placed the unincorporated territories of Rancho Dominguez into a Joint Sphere of Influence (SOl) shared by the cities of Compton, Carson and Long Beach, the Long Beach City Council requested staff pursue an annexation of a portion of Rancho Dominguez territory. Lands the City would like to annex include 880 acres of industrially developed properties situated east of Alameda Street, south of the Compton city limits, adjacent to the western Long Beach city limits, and north of the Carson city limits at Del Amo Boulevard; and, a nine (9) acre City of Long Beach water tank reservoir located on a hill at 2200 University Drive, Rancho Dominguez. The background and detailed information about the proposal is included in the attached Planning Commission staff report.

The City is interested in incorporating these properties in order to:

· Promulgate the orderly development of governmental boundaries in the area;
· Promote the preservation and further development of this important employment opportunity area;
· Protect the interests of the Longwood and College Square residential neighborhoods adjacent to the area; and,
· Implement the City's rights with regard to adoption of this Sphere of Influence Area.

As a large, full-service municipal government, the City can provide high quality, cost-effective municipal services to the Rancho Dominguez industrial area, including an opportunity for the businesses within to participate in the City's award-winning economic development program.

As part of the LAFCO application it is necessary that the City submit a plan for the continuation of government services to the area. The City's propos...

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