History & Laws

LAFCO LAW

Each year the Legislature publishes a guide to the LAFCO law:
— LAFCO Law 2020


HISTORY OF LOCAL BOUNDARY LAWS

Peter Detwiler, a long-time analyst working for the State Legislature, has written a history of local boundary laws in California:
— California Within Limits


COUNTY SERVICE AREA LAW

In 2008, the Legislature overhauled the County Service Area Law:
— Report: Serving the Public Interest


STATE SENATE EXPLANATION OF LAFCOs

In 2003, the Local Government Committee of the California Senate updated its explanation of how LAFCOs work:
— It’s Time to Draw the Line


GROWTH WITHIN BOUNDS

In 2000, the state Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century issued its report recommending changes in the state laws that govern city, county, and special district boundary
changes:
— Growth Within Bounds


PROPOSITION 13

In 2016, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office released this report:
— Common Claims about Proposition 13

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