LAFCO: Planning and Regulating the Boundaries and Service Areas of Cities and Special Districts in California

Online

Receive an overview of statutes and procedures for creating and modifying the organization of cities and special districts in California. This course is essential for anyone involved with land use planning, community boundaries, the delivery of local governmental services and the influences associated with new development and population growth.

The evolving laws that govern the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) in each county, and LAFCOs’ decisions concerning local governmental boundary changes, are central to the future of California. Examine how LAFCO determinations affect local government’s ability to provide adequate services, plan for revenue changes, accommodate population growth, and protect valuable agricultural and open space resources.

Discuss the respective responsibilities of counties, cities, special districts, LAFCOs and the public as they relate to local governmental boundary changes. Learn about boundary change laws and practices, municipal service reviews, sphere of influence updates, disadvantaged unincorporated communities and relevant court decisions that influence boundary change procedures.

CEUs
0.6
Section Number
222LAN107
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to real-time lecture/Q&A sessions with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

This course is open September 21 – September 23, with a live session on September 23, 9:00-11:00 AM PDT. 

We allow registration through the first morning of the course. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on 9/23, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions. 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here or visit https://extension.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-and-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.