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Websites

CALAFCO http://www.calafco.org

This site provide links to other LAFCo websites. Founded in 1971, CALAFCO is a statewide organization dedicated to assisting member LAFCo's with technical resources that otherwise would not be available. The Association provides statewide coordination of LAFCo activities, representation before the State Legislature and other bodies, and a structure for sharing information among the various LAFCo's and other governmental agencies throughout the State. 

LAFCo Directory http://www.calafco.org/index.php/about-us/member-lafcos

This site provide links to other LAFCo staff contact information. Telephone, address, FAX and e-mail.

Governor's Office of Planning and Research http://www.opr.ca.gov/

At this site find a comprehensive list of technical advice reports on land use planning and CEQA topics

LUPIN (Land Use Planning Information Network)  http://ceres.ca.gov/planning/

Part of the California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES), a project of the California Resources Agency. The LUPIN website is a resourceful tool for the everyday planner as well as for the general public.

California Senate Home Page http://www.sen.ca.gov/

A useful resource for tracking state legislation (from both the Senate and Assembly), searching statutory law, and researching general legislative matters.

Official California Legislative Information http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/ 

Maintained by the Legislative Counsel, this site is helpful legislative resource for finding bill information and receiving daily updates on Assembly and Senate bills moving through the legislation. LAO publications provide comprehensive and up-to-date analyses on current state legislation (HTML and PDF formats).

Secretary of State http://www.ss.ca.gov/

County of Yolo http://www.yolocounty.org

City of Davis http://www.cityofdavis.org

City of West Sacramento http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org

City of Winters http://www.cityofwinters.org/

City of Woodland http:www.cityofwoodland.org/

Resource Conservation District http://www.yolorcd.org/

Yolo County Flood Control and Water Resource District http://www.ycfcwcd.org/

Publications

Assembly Committee of Local Government  Guide to CKH Act - 2013

     The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Act) establishes procedures for local government changes of organization, including city incorporations, annexations to a city or special district, and city and special district consolidations.
     Local agency formation commissions (LAFCos) have numerous powers under the Act, but those of primary concern are the power to act on local agency boundary changes and to adopt spheres of influence for local agencies. Among the purposes of LAFCos are the discouragement of urban sprawl and the encouragement of the orderly formation and development of local agencies.

Yolo County LAFCo's Standards of Evaluation

Yolo County LAFCo's Agricultural Policy

The Senate Governance and Finance Committee's publication, "50 Years of LAFCOs - A Guide to LAFCOs".
     This is the 3rd edition, December 2013, formerly known as "It's Time to Draw the Line".  

The State Senate Local Government Committee's Report, "What's So Special About Special Districts?"

 Peter Detwiler, "California Within Limits: Research Notes for a History of CA Local Boundary Laws"

 

 

 

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