Issues on Actions

Issue papers are intended to explore areas that are still somewhat controversial among Bay Area Leagues and murky in regional decision making processes. The perspectives are NOT an attempt to portray a League consensus or to state League positions. Posting on the League Website with the opportunity for continuing discussion may open new paths in the difficult terrain of regional decision making.

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Hubs


The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area, an InterLeague Organization of the 20 local Leagues, has long seen the need for improved transit connectivity. We hope to expand the regional dialogue on the investment choices and jurisdictional compromises needed to build a cost-effective transit network. read more

Local Agency Formation Commission


Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCOs) were created in each county by the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reform Act of 1963, charged with encouraging orderly and efficient local governmental agencies, discouraging urban sprawl, and preserving prime agricultural land through controlling the boundaries of most cities and special districts. They were invested with the power and duty to review and approve or disapprove: city incorporations, creation of special districts, annexation of territory to cities and special districts, and to define a Sphere of Influence (SOI) — or ultimate growth boundary — for every city and special district.  read more