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.