RSG Solutions

April 20, 2023

Next week, RSG will be moderating two separate workshop sessions at the annual California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (“CALAFCO”) Staff Workshop, which takes place in-person at Ironstone Vineyards from April 26-28.

If you will be attending the conference, please come and say hi to our RSG team: Jim Simon, Wesley Smith, and Monroe Roush. We can’t wait to see you and connect!

For more details about the workshop sessions, please continue reading below.

Workshop Session Title

Service Reviews for Dummies: Best Practices for Agency Engagement, District Transparency, and Financial Ability to Provide Services

When and Where

Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00pm

General Session

Description

This session will include best practices and technical instruction on three areas of the review: LAFCo engagement, agency transparency, and agency financial ability to provide services. Our panelists will share their experiences working in different areas of the state and facilitate a discussion of best practices from various perspectives.

Presenters

Moderator:

Monroe Roush, RSG, Inc.

Speakers:

Michael Tuerpe, San Bernardino LAFCo

Alisha O’Brien, Los Angeles LAFCo

Colette Santsche, Humboldt LAFCo


Workshop Session Title

Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (“DUCs”): What are they, and how do we map them?

When and Where

Thursday, April 27 at 1:45pm

Breakout 1

Description

LAFCo’s must identify disadvantaged unincorporated communities (“DUC”) when conducting municipal service reviews and sphere of influence updates. DUC designations make communities in need more visible to government officials. Fostering conversations could lead to solutions for the service needs of DUCs. Using GIS tools, panelists with consultant and LAFCo perspectives will showcase 4 methodologies for identifying DUCs and discuss the most efficient aspects of each.

Presenters

Moderator:

Wesley Smith, RSG, Inc.

Speakers:

Crystal Craig, Riverside LAFCo

Taylor Morris, Los Angeles LAFCo