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  • November 20, 2019

    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. 

  • November 18, 2019

    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

  • October 23, 2019

    The 2019 Annual Edition of The Sphere, CALAFCO's newsletter and annual report is now available. Download your edition now

  • September 05, 2019

    Demystifying legacy costs associated with City and Special District reorganizations

    Join us on January 13, 2020 in Orange County for our next CALAFCO University course. The session is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is open. Download the registration form and mail your payment to CALAFCO, or register and pay online. Registration deadline is December 20, 2019

  • January 10, 2019

    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. 

  • November 15, 2018

    The 2018 CKH Guide Update is available to download or order. You can download a copy directly or place an order for printed versions. To place your order with CALAFCO, download and complete the Order Form. Return the form and payment to CALAFCO. 

  • October 08, 2018

    In partnership with the Strategic Growth Council and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, CALAFCO  released a White Paper on Creating Sustainable Communities and Landscapes. This paper is intended to provided practices and tools to all local agencies for successful collaboration on climate-smart growth. Download your copy now. 

  • October 08, 2018

    Congratulations to all of the 2018 CALAFCO Achievement Award Recipients who were honored at this year's Annual Awards Banquet on October 4. 

    Legislator of the Year - Assemblymember Anna Caballero
    Lifetime Achievement - Pat McCormick (Santa Cruz) and George Spiliotis (Riverside)
    Mike Gotch Courage & Innovation in Local Government - Mike Ott (San Diego)
    Distinguished Service - John Withers (Orange) 
    Government Leadership - The City of Porterville, ​County of Tulare, ​Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Self-Help Enterprises and​ Community Water Center
    Project of the Year - Lake LAFCo
    Associate Member of the Year - Best Best & Krieger 
    Most Effective Commission - Santa Clara LAFCo 
    Outstanding LAFCo Commissioner - Margie Mohler (Napa)
    Outstanding LAFCo Clerk - Elizabeth Valdez (Riverside)
    Outstanding LAFCo Professional - George Williamson (Del Norte, Shasta)

  • September 25, 2018

    The 2018 edition of The Sphere, CALAFCO's annual newsletter, is now available for download. Look for yours at the Annual Conference! 

  • November 04, 2017

    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: