10/20 #7: Grand Juries & LAFCo: Why Can’t We Be Friends

Thursday, October 20, 2022  |  3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Newport Bay

This session will provide an overview of the Grand Jury and will consider how and why the Grand Jury can prove helpful to LAFCos, and vice versa. You will get a unique perspective from a former Grand Jury Foreman, now LAFCo Commissioner. We will discuss working with Grand Juries, including responding to inquiries and recommendations from a Grand Jury. We will also cover how to respond when LAFCo is being investigated. You’ll leave with a sense of the mission and structure of the Grand Jury and how its role fits into the broader picture of local government accountability.

Panelists: SR Jones, Executive Officer, Nevada LAFCo; Matthew Summers, Shareholder, Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley; Luis Tapia, Assistant Executive Officer, Orange LAFCo; Gordon Mangel, Special District Member, Nevada LAFCo

1.75 AICP CM credits