LAFCo 101: Understanding and Applying the Basics

This informative presentation is intended to assist elected officials and staff members of counties, cities, and special districts who may be new to LAFCo and the work we do. Panelists will discuss a number of topics: the authority and purpose of LAFCo, the LAFCo review process; the laws involved in LAFCo decisions, and updating Spheres of Influence and Municipal Service Reviews. They will also review Legal Counsel and Commissioner perspectives on what makes an effective Commission. We will share insights on why decisions are made the way they are, and explore various experiences.  Join us for this fun and informative session on the LAFCo basics, plus a little more.

Presented by:  Michael Colantuono, President, Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC; SR Jones, Executive Officer, Nevada LAFCo; David West, Commissioner, Imperial LAFCo
Moderated by: David Church, Executive Officer, San Luis Obispo LAFCo