Assembly Bill 54 of 2011
Mutual Water Companies

This bill became law on January 1, 2012.

Overview

Here is some background information courtesy of the LAFCO in Orange County:
http://oclafco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=144&Itemid=38

Here are materials presented in staff status report to Santa Cruz LAFCO on November 7, 2012:
---Staff Memo
---List of Mutuals
---Letter from LAFCO Executive Officer to Mutuals
---Text of Assembly Bill 54

Here is the list of mutuals that have filed their service area maps with LAFCO as of December 31, 2012:
---List as of December 31, 2012


Sources for training

Rural Community Assistance Corporation free training
http://www.rcac.org/

   December 19 Webinar: http://www.rcac.org/events.aspx?848

   January 22 Webinar: http://www.rcac.org/events.aspx?928

   February 26 Webinar:  http://www.rcac.org/events.aspx?932

California Rural Water Association
http://www.calruralwater.org/p/schedule/

Law firm based in Santa Barbara
http://privatewaterlaw.com/2012/08/15/mutual-water-company-directors-training-course/


Mapping

Sample map of Trout Gulch Mutual Water Company
http://santacruzlafco.org/Library/Trout%20Gulch%20Mutual%20Water%20Company.pdf

For tech-savy people, Santa Cruz County GIS mapping system base maps are available to download at:

http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/Departments/GeographicInformationSystemsGIS.aspx
(click on “File Download Site” in the lower left).