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:

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 Staff Workshop Registration Now Open!

Join us in San Rafael April 11 - 13 for the CALAFCO Staff Workshop. Hosted by Marin LAFCo, we will be gathering at the Four Points by Sheraton for high-quality educational and networking experiences. Registration for the Workshop is now open. You can either register and pay online here, or download the registration form and send to CALAFCO along with your payment. Hotel reservations can be made online here or by calling 415-479-8800 (mention CALAFCO Staff Workshop to receive rate).