The natural disaster phenomenon: How it is changing the way LAFCos plan and respond

Recently Californians have experienced numerous disasters, both natural and human-created, from wildfires, earthquakes, floods, droughts, and dam failures.   This session will focus on the way LAFCos are responding to disasters be it through facilitating partnerships, renewed awareness for Municipal Service Reviews, Spheres of Influence or changes of organization.  Increasingly, LAFCos are playing a larger, more specialized role in disaster recovery, such as resolving barriers to agency consolidations that would have not occurred if it had not been for the disaster. This will be a facilitated session whereby panel members and the audience will provide feedback on how LAFCos can continue to assist and add value to our communities and meet the service demands of “the new normal”.

Presented by: Robert Barry, AICP, Chief Analyst, San Diego LAFCo; Mark Bramfitt, Executive Officer, Sonoma LAFCo; Jan Coppinger, Administrator, Lake County Special Districts; Michelle Frederick, No. CA Consolidation Coordinator, State Water Resources Control Board; Steve Lucas, Executive Officer, Butte LAFCo; Ed Robey, Commissioner, Lake LAFCo; Ricky Samayoa, Commissioner, Yuba LAFCo
Moderated by: Anita Paque, Commissioner, Calaveras LAFCo

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