CALAFCO Publications

Use this order form when placing your order for the 2016 CKH Guide. Mail the form and payment to the CALAFCO office address located on the form. Shipments will be done upon receipt of order and payment. 

CALAFCO was asked to be a primary witness at the August 25, 2016 Little Hoover Commission hearing on Special Districts.  This hearing was a follow-up to the Commission's 2000 report on Special Districts and LAFCos. The full written testimony is available here. The Commission's final report is expected to be released in the spring of 2017. 

CALAFCO and the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) convened a working group to outline the process for appointing special district representatives to countywide oversight boards, and to provide guidance on potential questions related to the process of RDA Oversight Board consolidations and the appointment of special district representatives to those Boards. This is an informational Guide to that process.

CALAFCO and the CA Special Districts Association (CSDA) are proud to partner in the creation and publication of the 2016 Special District Formation Guide. This Guide is intended as informational only and not written to promote or discourage the formation of a special district. The intent is to inform anyone considering forming a special district of the many factors involved and resources needed. You can download the Guide here, or if you prefer a printed version, visit to order your publication.