This Citizen’s Guide to Local Agency Formation Commissions (published in 2003) and 50 Years of LAFCo
(published in 2013) answer many of your questions about LAFCOs. In plain language, these guides explain
what LAFCos are, where they came from, their legal powers, and how to understand them. These guides
also tell you where to get more information about LAFCos and how you can become more involved with their decisions.
Democracy works best when people are informed about the governments that serve them. These
citizen’s guides will make you more aware about the unique and influential governmental entities
known as LAFCos.