Webinar: Demystifying LAFCos

When:  Aug 13, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Demystifying LAFCos: Boundaries, Latent Powers, Consolidations, Municipal Service Reviews, and More

Gary Bell and Matthew Summers, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley, PC
Joe Serrano, Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County

This session will provide a practical, informative discussion of the key provisions of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act, how LAFCOs work on the ground, and how and why special districts benefit from being informed and active participants with LAFCO. Taught by two attorneys with significant LAFCO experience, as well as a LAFCO executive officer, this webinar provides attendees an overview of the LAFCO process and why it is important for special districts.  Topics will include: LAFCO role and laws governing agency formations, consolidations, dissolutions, and boundary changes, e.g. annexations, detachments; LAFCOs’ power over services, such as when a special district seeks to expand or activate a latent service power; and municipal service reviews and how districts can turn MSRs to their advantage.  Board Members, General Managers, and staff will benefit from the tips for a successful LAFCO process, and will learn how special districts can ensure their voice is heard by serving as special district representatives on LAFCO Boards.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Free CSDA Member
$100 Non-member

CSDA webinars are offered at no charge to all Members in part through the generous support of the Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA).