The “Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission” (LUARCC) was established on March 15, 2007 as part of P.L. 2007, c. 54 on March 15, 2007. Codified as N.J.S.A. 52:27D-502, the Commission will study and report on the structure and functions of county and municipal government. This effort includes the study of local taxing districts and their statutory basis. It also includes the fiscal relationship between local governments, and the appropriate allocation of service delivery responsibilities from the standpoint of efficiency. Click here to view the enabling legislation.
The Commission will recommend legislative changes which would encourage the more efficient operation of local government. These changes may include the structural and administrative streamlining of county and municipal government functions, including but not limited to, the transfer of functions from one level of government to another and the use or establishment of regional service delivery entities.
In performing its work the Commission will be hearing from local and county government elected and appointed officials, professional employees, interested citizens, and organizations representing parties concerned about the work of the Commission. The Commission also plans to post documents related to its work on this website.
The Commission welcomes the input of the public. Its monthly meetings are open to the public and minutes are also posted online. Click here to send an e-mail to the Commission and here for a list of Commission members.