CALAFCO University Incorporations Workshop (ppt)
Slides from the workshop, including new materials presented at the workshop.
California Cities by Incorporation Date -- List of all California cities by date of incorporation (doc)
Incorporations Terms and Conditions (pdf) -- A summary of the terms and conditions imposed on seven recent incorporations (March, 2008).
Riverside Incorporation Terms and Conditions (pdf) -- Findings, determinations and terms and conditions for the four recent incorporations. From Riverside LAFCo (2008-2011)
Newly Incorporated Cities: Successfully Transitioning to Cityhood (pdf) -- A CALAFCO White Paper on surviving the post-incorporation blues. A checklist of everything new cities need to think about during the transition (September, 2008).
Incorporations, Annexations and the New Public Finance -- How the 2006 changes in VLF and property tax subventions affect incorporations and annexations. From the Senate Local Government Committee (Nov. 2006):
City Incorporations and the New Public Finance (doc)
City Annexations and the New Public Finance (doc)
Strategic Considerations for City Annexations in California -- Research document prepared by Lindsay Eileen Keyes, CSU-Sacramento (2008) for MPA.
Guide to the LAFCo Process for Incorporation (pdf)
Guide to the LAFCo Process for Incorporation Appendices (pdf)
Calculating the New Supplemental VLF Amounts for Incorporations and Inhabited Annexations-- From Michael Coleman at CaliforniaCityFinance.com. How to estimate the new VLF allocations for annexations and new incorporations under the 2006 legislation, AB1602 (Laird).
The VLF for Property Tax Swap of 2004: Effects on inhabited annexations and new incorporations (revised, Oct. 2006)-- From Michael Coleman at CaliforniaCityFinance.com. A more complete discussion of the VLF for property tax swap of 2004, its problematic provisions for annexations and new incorporations, and the remedies provided in the new 2006 law, AB1602.
CALAFCO U White Paper: Cities Merge? A Workshop on Municipal Consolidations and Disincorporations -- Discussion and legislative questions from a CALAFCO University
Workshop held on June 29, 2012.
Municipal Disincorporations in California -- By John H. Knox and Chris Huchinson. An excellent in-depth review of the history, background and legal effect of disincorporation in California. Published in the Public Law Journal (California State Bar) and posted with permission of author. (2010)
Island Annexation Resources Excellent resource materials on island annexations (small pieces of unincorporated territory substantially surrounded by a city) are available from Santa Clara LAFCo:
ALTERNATIVES TO CITY INCORPORATION
California Law provides some options to incorporation for those unincorporated communities seeking more of voice in local decisions which affects them. Municipal Advisory Councils and Area Planning Commissions provide two opportunities for citizens to participate in decision making. Two historic papers outline the "county town" concept that continues to be viable today:
Very Local Planning: A Study of Area Planning Commissions in California (July, 1980, State Office of Planning and Research)
Municipal Advisory Councils: An Experiment in Community Participation (June, 1977, State Office of Planning and Research)