CALAFCO White Paper: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and Local Agency Formation Commissions

Published: December 2016

The purpose of this white paper is to summarize how the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) will impact Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCOs) around the State of California. The paper will use a variety of existing documents and sources to describe SGMA and evaluate how this important new law might affect LAFCOs. It is important to note that LAFCOs do not have a formal role in implementing SGMA; however LAFCO can become involved in a number of ways that will be discussed in this paper.