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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

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

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

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

LUPIN (Land Use Planning Information Network)

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

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 

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

County of Yolo

City of Davis

City of West Sacramento

City of Winters

City of Woodland

Resource Conservation District

Yolo County Flood Control and Water Resource District


Assembly Committee of Local Government  Guide to CKH Act - 2016

     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 LAFCos Standards of Evaluation

Yolo County LAFCos 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"

CA Special District Association, "Special District Formation Guide"

CA Water Foundation, "Know Your Options: A Guide to Forming Groundwater Sustainability Agencies"

Little Hoover Commission, "Special Districts: Improving Oversight and Transparency"


A Special District Workshop was held in the Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chamber on October 24th and November 1, 2016, to help clarify roles and responsibilities, to explain governance, legal, financial and purchasing services provided by Yolo LAFCo and the county to Special Districts. About 40 Board members and staff attended the workshops to gain a better understanding of their roles, LAFCo's, and the County’s. Specific items presented were an overview of Yolo LAFCo; terms, appointments and applications to various Boards, both elected and appointed; Legal issues, Brown Act and Financial Services. The link to the video is here.

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