Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Commission-Initiated Consolidations, Dissolutions, and Mergers

State Law empowers LAFCos with the authority to initiate the consolidation, dissolution, or merger of special districts.  Commission-initiated reorganizations are, however, relatively infrequent due largely to cumbersome requirements in State Law and resistance from the governing bodies and staff of special districts.  In some instances, there exists a lack of political will and resources on the part of LAFCos to undertake these reorganizations.  This session will focus on three recent examples of Commission-Initiated consolidations, dissolutions, and mergers.