The 2019 Annual Edition of The Sphere, CALAFCO's newsletter and annual report is now available. Download your edition now.
October 23, 2019
September 05, 2019
Demystifying legacy costs associated with City and Special District reorganizations
Join us on January 13, 2020 in Orange County for our next CALAFCO University course. The session is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is open. Download the registration form and mail your payment to CALAFCO, or register and pay online. Registration deadline is December 20, 2019.
July 31, 2019
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.
November 15, 2018
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.
October 08, 2018
Congratulations to all of the 2018 CALAFCO Achievement Award Recipients who were honored at this year's Annual Awards Banquet on October 4.
Legislator of the Year - Assemblymember Anna Caballero
Lifetime Achievement - Pat McCormick (Santa Cruz) and George Spiliotis (Riverside)
Mike Gotch Courage & Innovation in Local Government - Mike Ott (San Diego)
Distinguished Service - John Withers (Orange)
Government Leadership - The City of Porterville, County of Tulare, Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Self-Help Enterprises and Community Water Center
Project of the Year - Lake LAFCo
Associate Member of the Year - Best Best & Krieger
Most Effective Commission - Santa Clara LAFCo
Outstanding LAFCo Commissioner - Margie Mohler (Napa)
Outstanding LAFCo Clerk - Elizabeth Valdez (Riverside)
Outstanding LAFCo Professional - George Williamson (Del Norte, Shasta)
September 25, 2018
The 2018 edition of The Sphere, CALAFCO's annual newsletter, is now available for download. Look for yours at the Annual Conference!
November 04, 2017
During this year's Annual Conference, CALAFCO presented the 2017 Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding achievements by dedicated and committed individuals and/or organizations from throughout the state. We congratulate all who were nominated, and honor this year's Award recipients:
October 17, 2017
The 2017 edition of The Sphere is here! This edition features a host of articles on topics of critical importance to our member LAFCos around the state including a special study on a healthcare district, dealing with new cannabis regulations, annexation of islands, the Legal Corner, Associate Members' corner, messages from the Chair of the Board and Executive Director, the 2017 Annual Report, and special remembrances of June Savala and John T. Knox. This edition is full of great information from all over the state, so take a look today.