Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (DUCs) and SB 244: How Is It Working Out?

LAFCo staff will provide a recap of some of the Central Valley LAFCos’ programmatic efforts to identify and evaluate Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (DUCs), including “lessons learned” following the 2012 implementation of SB 244. We will hear about Census data regarding American Community Survey 1-year estimates and 5-year average estimates and their applicability for identification/mapping of DUCs within different population levels; and, we will discuss the (failed) SB 1318 effort to require inclusion of DUCs in Special District annexations and what to expect for the concept’s anticipated return next legislative session. Speakers:  David Fey, Executive Officer, Fresno LAFCo; Steve Lucas, Executive Officer, Butte LAFCo; Bill Nicholson, Executive Officer, Merced and San Benito LAFCOs. Moderator:  Robert Barry, AICP, Chief Analyst, San Diego LAFCo.