News

  • October 07, 2021

    CALAFCO congratulates all of this year's Achievement Award nominees, including this year's recipients:

    Outstanding Associate Member  - Planwest Partners Inc.
    Outstanding LAFCo Professional - Crystal Craig, Riverside LAFCo
    Outstanding LAFCo Commissioner - Olin Woods, Yolo LAFCo
    Mike Gotch Excellence in Public Service Award - Napa LAFCo, County of Napa, City of Napa, Senator Bill Dodd (highlighting the protection of agricultural and open space lands and prevention of sprawl)
    Mike Gotch Excellence in Public Service Award - Yolo LAFCo, (highlighting innovation, collaboration, outreach and effective support of the evolution and viability of local agencies, promotion of efficient and effective delivery of municipal services)

  • October 07, 2021

    Congratulations to all of the newly elected and re-elected Board members for 2021-22. We thank all the candidates for their interest in and support of CALAFCO. 
    Central Region City Member is Daniel Parra (Fresno) and Public Member is Anita Paque (Calaveras)
    Coastal Region City Member is Margie Mohler (Napa) and Public Member is Shane Stark (Santa Barbara)
    Northern Region County Member is Bill Connelly (Butte) and District Member is Debra Lake (Humboldt)
    Southern Region County Member is Michael Kelley (Imperial) and District Member is Jo MacKenzie (San Diego)

  • September 21, 2021

    October 8, 2021 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Maintaining security of public assets in the face of constantly evolving threats is a challenge for all organizations. You won’t want to miss this informative and valuable session, which will identify potential threats to your agency’s property and information technology systems and highlight available services and resources to help you assess your agency’s level of security. We have two experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address this critical topic.

    You will find session details here, registration is now closed. Find more information in the Education page here

    The session is sponsored by Highroad Technology

  • June 17, 2021

    2021 CALAFCO Annual Conference

    Due to ongoing health and safety concerns regarding the pandemic, the in-person CALAFCO Annual Conference has been canceled. We are working to reschedule many of the sessions in the program to a virtual format, and will post that schedule and registration information soon.

  • January 10, 2019

    The Public Policy Institute of California released the 2019 California's Future report on January 10. The report is a series of briefings on California's most pressing long-term policy challenges and includes topics such as climate change, land use, water, education, economy, healthcare, housing and the political landscape. Download the full report. 

  • October 08, 2018

    In partnership with the Strategic Growth Council and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, CALAFCO  released a White Paper on Creating Sustainable Communities and Landscapes. This paper is intended to provided practices and tools to all local agencies for successful collaboration on climate-smart growth. Download your copy now. 

  • August 31, 2017

    The Little Hoover Commission, after a year of study, released their Final Report on August 30, 2017, on Special Districts. The report, titled: "Special Districts: Improving Oversight & Transparency", is a culmination of a year-long study by the Commission that included two public hearings and two roundtable discussion forums. The report focuses on district oversight and transparency and has a special emphasis on healthcare districts as well as climate change.  CALAFCO issued a press release on the report.