News

  • May 20, 2020

    We are pleased to announce the final virtual session of the year designed exclusively for CALAFCO members. Join us as we envision and plan for the future.

    Monday, December 7th at 1:30 p.m. LAFCos' Critical Role in Moving Forward in the Crisis Realities of 2020 and Beyond 

    The session is free to CALAFCO members. For details, visit the education page. Registration closes November 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.

  • January 20, 2020

    In the wake of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of our members, workshop attendees, guests, speakers, their families and communities, CALAFCO has canceled the 2020 staff workshop. The 2021 staff workshop will be held at the same location, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach John Wayne Airport, March 17-19, 2021. The program planned for this year will be carried forward to 2021. 

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • August 31, 2017

    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.