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Protest Hearing - Mosquito Abatement District




The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District has applied to annex the City of Albany to become part of the Mosquito Abatement District (MAD). If this application is approved, Albany property owners will have to pay a new fee for services from MAD. The Albany City Council has submitted a letter opposed to this annexation. 

Albany has for many years received mosquito abatement services from Alameda County Vector Control, included in our overall package of services from Alameda County.  The MAD seeks to take control of Albany’s mosquito abatement by ‘annexing’ Albany and obligating Albany property owners with an additional fee. The Albany City Council and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson (District 5, which includes all of Albany) are opposed to this annexation.

The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is the agency responsible for administering the protest hearing. LAFCo will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed annexation on: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at the Alameda County Administration Building Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th floor, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland.

We encourage you to please consider filing a protest.
(protest sample letter here Microsoft Word Version)
(protest sample letter here fillable PDF version)

How to File a Protest: To be considered valid, a protest must be written and filed by either an Albany landowner or a registered voter, and mailed to Alameda LAFCO 1221 Oak Street, Room 555, Oakland, CA 94612 or delivered to the LAFCO Executive Officer at the protest hearing. Each protest must be signed and dated, must state whether it is made by a landowner or a registered voter, and must include the name and address of the protestor and a street or parcel number identifying the location of the land. A registered voter’s protest must show the same name and address as was used when registering to vote. Only written protests that are received prior to the end of the hearing on January 8, 2020 will be accepted as timely. For a protest letter sample, please go to City of Albany website For additional information, please contact Alameda LAFCO Executive Officer Rachel Jones at (510) 271-5142 or


PROTEST SAMPLE LETTER (Microsoft Word Version)  or  (Fillable PDF Version)