Enhance your knowledge of the complex and always changing system of laws and regulations involved in public contracting and procurement. Find out how to effectively coordinate the public procurement process for construction services and how to make strategic decisions concerning bid protests.
Local Agency Formation Commissions 101: A primer for Special Districts on the powers and responsibilities of LAFCOs
CSDA | Monterey
Meyers Nave Speaker: John D. Bakker
LAFCOs have vast powers, but many are rarely exercised. This presentation focuses on the various ways that your LAFCO can assist and affect your special district. The municipal service review process and its importance will be detailed. The presentation will also emphasize who and how a proposal to take over a special district can be initiated and completed, and how a special district can oppose such a proposal. Finally, the presentation will touch on best practices for working with your LAFCO and completing more routine LAFCO matters such as special district annexations.
Significant reform to the California Environmental Quality Act is expected to be a priority in this legislative session. A wide-reaching reform bill was proposed at the end of the last legislative session (SB 317), but was tabled. This session will examine any current legislative proposals for CEQA reform, as well as SB 317 as an example of a proposed CEQA reform bill. Problems presented by CEQA will be discussed as well as options for solving complaints about CEQA requirements and process.