This informative presentation is intended to assist staff members who may be new to LAFCo and the work we do. Panelists will discuss a number of topics: the authority and purpose of LAFCo, the LAFCo review process, the laws involved in LAFCo decisions, and updating Spheres of Influence and Municipal Service Reviews. We will share insights on why decisions are made the way they are, and explore why LAFCo is professionally challenging and satisfying. Join us for this fun and informative session on the LAFCo basics, plus a little more. Speakers: Robert Barry, Chief Analyst, San Diego LAFCo; Roseanne Chamberlain, Executive Officer, Amador LAFCo; Paula Graf, Analyst, Imperial LAFCo; David J. Ruderman, Senior Counsel, Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley. Moderator: David Church, Executive Officer, San Luis Obispo LAFCo.