Governor Signs Hollingsworth LAFCO Bill

Published: July 26, 2007

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="625" align="center" border="0"><tbody><tr><td height="10"><center><font face="ARIAL" size="4"><b>Governor Signs Hollingsworth LAFCO Bill</b></font></center><br /><p><strong>For Immediate Release: 7/20/2007</strong></p><p><strong>SACRAMENTO</strong> —- Governor Schwarzenegger today signed SB 819, a bill authored by Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) that provides Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCOs) with greater authority to foster effective and efficient local services. </p><p>LAFCOs are charged with reviewing proposals for both the formation of new cities and special districts and changes to the organization of existing cities and special districts. </p><p>SB 819 specifically allows LAFCOs to approve the consolidation of special districts not formed under the same principle act. In certain situations, consolidation is the most viable alternative for local districts that are struggling financially or operationally to provide efficient services to the public. SB 819 significantly expands the number of districts that have the option to consolidate, should the need arise.</p><p>The bill also gives LAFCOs the authority to initiate a proposal for the formation of new special districts after a consolidation. Previously, LAFCOs were not able to initiate these proposals, meaning that the proposal needed to come from one of the consolidating district. SB 819 removes this extra step, which added time, cost, and uncertainty to the process</p><p><strong>Senator Hollingsworth said the bill “will eliminate some of the red tape that prevents local agencies from providing better services to the public.”</strong></p><p>SB 819 passed through the Legislature unanimously with the support of the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions, the California Special Districts Association, and the Association of California Water Agencies.</p><p>Contact: Gerrit Buddingh @ (916) 651-4036</p><p align="center"># # #</p></td></tr><tr><td height="10"></td></tr><tr><td valign="middle" align="center" background="http://republican.sen.ca.gov/graphics/exec05/exec05_gradient_blue.jpg" height="20"><b><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#ffffff" size="2">CONTACT</font></b></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" height="5"><table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" width="100%" align="center" border="0"><tbody><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" colspan="3" height="10"></td></tr><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" colspan="3" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b>EMAIL:</b> <a title="mailto:[email protected]" href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></font></td></tr><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"></td></tr><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><strong><font size="2"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Capitol Office:</font></font></strong></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Temecula Office: </font></strong></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><strong><font size="2"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">El Cajon Office:</font></font></strong></td></tr><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">State Capitol, Room 5064</font></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">27555 Ynez Road, #204</font></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">1870 Cordell Court, #107 </font></td></tr><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Sacramento, CA 95814</font></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Temecula, CA 92591</font></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">El Cajon, CA 92020 </font></td></tr><tr align="center"><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Phone: (916) 651-4036</font></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Phone: (951) 676-1020</font></td><td nowrap="true" width="33%" height="10"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Phone: (619) 596-3136</font></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>


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