Many residents wonder if Discovery Bay will one day become a City. At the present time, it is unknown whether or not our community has the funds needed to be self-sufficient / not dependent on the County. This is something that would need to be studied.
For those who are interested in learning more, below is a brief summary of the steps involved in pursuing cityhood:
- An incorporation committee is formed, and then a feasibility study is commissioned.
- If the study finds that cityhood is feasible, the LAFCO process may be started which involves circulation of a petition, verification of signatures and completion of additional forms.
- A detailed financial plan is prepared and additional forms are completed.
- A LAFCO hearing is scheduled and if LAFCO approves, the Board of Supervisors schedules a vote of the registered voters of the area.