LAFCos and fire protection services: Synching up spheres, boundaries, contracts and auto-aid

This session will explore recent changes and emerging trends in fire protection services in California and relationships therein with LAFCos. Distinguished practitioners will discuss the challenges and opportunities underlying the delivery of fire protection relative to LAFCos’ prescribed directives from the Legislature. Topics include: funding fire protection, effects of climate change, implementing SB 239, and spheres v. boundary drops.

Presented by: Steve Abbott, Fire Chief, North County Fire Protection District; Don Butz, Fire Chief, Lakeside Fire Protection District; Jeff Meston, Fire Chief, President, CA Chiefs Association; Keene Simonds, Executive Officer, San Diego LAFCo. 
Moderated by: Gay Jones, Commissioner, Sacramento LAFCo