General Announcements

CALAFCO Congratulates the 2019 Achievement Award Recipients

At the October 30, 2019 Annual Awards banquet, the recipients of the 2019 CALAFCO Achievement Awards were announced. We congratulate all of this years recipients:

Most Effective Commission: Contra Costa LAFCo
​Outstanding Commissioner: Jim DeMartini (Stanislaus LAFCo)
Outstanding LAFCo Professional: David Church (San Luis Obispo LAFCo)
Project of the Year: Orange LAFCo (San Juan Capistrano Utilities MSR)
Distinguished Service: Charley Wilson (formerly of Orange LAFCo)
Government Leadership: State Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles County, Los Angels LAFCo
Mike Gotch Courage and Innovation: Butte LAFCo
Lifetime Achievement: John Benoit and Jurg Heuberger
Legislator of the Year: Assemblymember Mike Gipson

California's Future Report

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. 

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. 

2019 CKH Guide now available

The 2019 Cortese Knox Hertzberg (CKH) Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 Guide is now available to download and to order. You can download the full Guide or place your order for hard copies. Pre-orders are now being accepted. Simply download the form, complete and return it to CALAFCO with your payment and we will mail you the Guides as soon as they are delivered from the printer. 

CALAFCO 2020 Staff Workshop - Registration Now Open!

Join us in beautiful Newport Beach March 25 - 27 for the CALAFCO Staff Workshop. Co-hosted by Orange and Imperial LAFCos, we have the perfect location and a fabulous program just for you! Registration is now open for the Workshop, for the unique Mobile Workshop and a very special pre-Workshop CALAFCO University session. Hotel reservations are also now available. For all the details, visit the Education page here.