The Evolving Role of LAFCo with CalLAFCo Executive Officer Lou Ann Texeira

  • 26 Apr 2013
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Denny's, 1313 Willow Pass Rd, Concord, CA

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This past year CoCoTAX became intimately involved with the workings of LAFCo as we pushed for the closing down of the Mount Diablo Health Care District. Three separate grand juries (and subsequently a fourth) concluded the District needed to be close down but no action was taken. CoCoTAX and former members of various grand juries kept the issue before LAFCo. There was an entire process that had to be initiated and finally there was a successful resolution.

The point is, that we no longer have the luxury of letting so many special districts exist when they are failing either administratively or financially or both. It is a LAFCo that has the power to work on these districts. The questions are why don't they? What are the limiitations? And most importantly, will they be initiating more more action? A prime example is what to do with the many fire departments withing Contra Costa County?

We are fortunate to have as our speaker, Lou Ann Texeira, Executive Officer of the California LAFCo.

From the CalLAFCo website: "LAFCos are responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries, conducting special studies that review ways to reorganize, simplify, and streamline governmental structure and preparing a sphere of influence for each city and special district within each county.


The Commission's efforts are directed toward seeing that services are provided efficiently and economically while agricultural and open-space lands are protected. To better inform itself and the community as it seeks to exercise its charge, each LAFCo must conduct service reviews to evaluate the provision of municipal services within each county."

TEMPORARY LOCATION:  The Hyatt is being renovated but we have a great private room at Denny's. Parking is plentiful!

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For further information please contact Kris Hunt at 925-289-6900 or Krishunt@cocotax.org



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