General Announcements

2017 CALAFCO Annual Conference materials are posted

The CALAFCO 2017 Annual Conference was held October 25 - 27 at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, San Diego. You can find the Conference presentation materials in the Education tab under 2017 Conference Materials. 

CALAFCO thanks all of our Conference Sponsors. For a full listing, click on the link in the announcement.  

CALAFCO 2017 Annual edition of The Sphere now available

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. 

CALAFCO Authors Feature Article in CSDA Magazine

CALAFCO Executive Director Pamela Miller authored one of the feature articles in the CA Special Districts Association (CSDA) March-April Magazine. The article, titled, LAFCO and Special Districts: A Special Relationship Between Two Unique Entities, highlights the benefits and challenges of the relationship between these two entities. It is also filled with information about LAFCo and LAFCo processes. Also discussed are opportunities for the future. The article can be found on pages 18 - 21 of the Magazine

CALAFCO Congratulates the 2017 Achievement Award Recipients

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:

CALAFCO White Paper: State of the Art on Agricultural Preservation

​CALAFCO is pleased to announce the publication of our most recent White Paper: State of the Art on Agricultural Preservation. This white paper, published February 2018, is a collaboration of CALAFCO and the American Farmland Trust (AFT). The purpose of the White Paper is to inform and inspire LAFCos seeking to establish new or enhance existing policies that preserve agricultural land while simultaneously promoting orderly growth and development. CALAFCO wishes to thank AFT for their partnership in this publication and all who contributed to this piece of work. 

Little Hoover Commission Releases Final Report on Special Districts and LAFCos

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. 

CALAFCO Issues Call for Presentations for 2018 Annual Conference

CALAFCO is soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference, to be held October 3 – 5, 2018 at the Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite, California. This is an opportunity to share effective models, policies, best practices, research and information, and innovative approaches addressing the processes and issues confronted by LAFCos around the state. Any interested individual, agency or firm is invited to submit a presentation proposal. Submission deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please download the full Call for Proposals for details.