General Announcements

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. 

R&T 99 Webinar

Thursday, July 21, 2022 Webinar - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Sharing the Wealth: A Deep Dive into Tax Exchange under Revenue & Taxation Code Section 99

Description: Revenue and Taxation Code section 99 provides detailed provisions to assist counties, cities and special districts re-allocate property taxes upon a change of organization in a process that involves multiple agencies and parties. The tax sharing process is often at the heart of conflicts that LAFCos are compelled to help mediate based on a legal framework that fiscalizes land use. Join us to learn how R&T 99 is supposed to work - and how it may play out in practice. We will explore this process from multiple perspectives, including the County auditor’s office, an affected agency, and, of course, LAFCo.

Panelists: David Ruderman (Colantuono Highsmith Whatley), Holly Whatley (Colantuono Highsmith Whatley), Jose Henriquez (Sacramento LAFCo), and Israel  Guevara (Orange County Auditor-Controller’s Office.) 

Download the Flyer (PDF)  or  REGISTER HERE!