Stress-testing LAFCos and local agencies in changing times

The landscape of the state is changing – both literally and metaphorically. LAFCos have the responsibility of considering many of the causes for those changes when reviewing applications and conducting MSRs; and there is an opportunity for LAFCos to step into a larger role in facilitating responses to local catastrophes that are the result of radical changes caused by nature or humans. This session will explore LAFCos’ role as facilitator, engager and participant in the planning, review and response in these instances. 

Panelists include: Bill Connelly, Commissioner, Butte LAFCo; Kate Gordon, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research; and Ellen Hanak, Director, Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center. Moderated by: Keene Simonds, Executive Officer, San Diego LAFCo