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. 

2023 STAFF WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

2023 STAFF WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

CALAFCO 2023 Staff Workshop

April 26-28, 2023, Murphys, California

Join us in the beautiful foothills at the iconic Ironstone Vineyard for two days of training geared towards the needs of LAFCo staff. Topics are expected to cover a range of subjects including:

Accessible Meetings, CEQA Updates, Clerk 101, GIS & DUC Mapping, Fire Consolidation Studies, How to Build Your LAFCo Team, How to Run a LAFCo Meeting, Independent LAFCos, LAFCO 101, MSR Innovations, Public Engagement, Public Speaking, and Urban Water Management.

To register go to: http://bit.ly/3wmUVrl Registration ends on April 7, 2023.

You can also download the registration form here.

LODGINGS: A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the Murphy's Suites, located at 134 CA-4, in Murphys at the cost of $90 per night. Make your hotel reservations by calling 209-728-2121 and mention "CALAFCO Staff Workshop" to receive the discounted event rate. Price includes in-room Wi-Fi and parking. Price excludes taxes and fees. Hotel reservation cutoff date is Saturday, March 25, 2023.

For more details see the Announcement Flyer

CALAFCO Congratulates Newly Elected & Re-elected Board Members

Congratulations to all of the newly elected and re-elected Board members for 2022-23! We thank all the candidates for their interest in and support of CALAFCO. 

Central Region County Member is Rodrigo Espinosa (Merced) and District Member is Gay Jones (Sacramento)
Coastal Region County Member is Chris Lopez (Monterey) and District Member is Mike McGill (Contra Costa)
Northern Region City Member is Tom Cooley (Plumas) and Public Member is Josh Susman (Nevada)
Southern Region City Member is Acquanetta Warren (San Bernardino) and Public Member is Derek McGregor (Orange)

 

NEXT WEBINAR: The Dirty Dozen - Things I wish I knew about "the Act"

Thursday, February 23, 2023 Webinar - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Join Veteran executive officers representing the four CALAFCO regions (Central, Coastal, Northern and Southern) as they each present three things about the Act that “LAFCo rookies” should know on Day One.  Presenters will describe how these twelve hidden gems will help all LAFCo staff, new and old, apply the Act’s provisions to their daily routines to better serve the public.
Speakers:
  • Paul Novak, Executive Officer, Los Angeles LAFCo (Speaker & Moderator)
  • José Henriquez, Executive Officer, Sacramento LAFCo
  • Uma Hinman, Executive Officer, Mendocino LAFCo
  • Kate McKenna, Executive Officer, Monterey LAFCo

Register online at http://bit.ly/3wI3DRbRegistration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 

Continuing Education Credits: This webinar will earn 1.5 AICP CM credits

Full details can be found in the flyer.