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California Association of LAFCOs (CALAFCO)
Interested in what LAFCOs from around the state are doing? CALAFCO provides contact information for California's 58 LAFCOs and is a great resource for information involving LAFCO related activities.

Legislative Analyst's Office Office (LAO)
LAO serves as a non-partisan research resource for the California Legislature.  This includes preparing annual reviews on the Governor's proposed budgets, analyzing all statewide ballot and initiative measures, and issuing special reports on topics of interests to the Legislature. 

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
OPR provides policy support for the Governor’s Office. This includes issuing publications on relating to planning, growth management, and legislative issues in California.

Local Government Commission (LGC)
LGC is a non-profit organization that provides research and policy ideas for various growth issues affecting California, including transportation, economic development, and community design.


Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
A member of California's Council of Governments, ABAG serves as a comprehensive planning agency on behalf of the nine counties and 100 cities within the Bay Area. ABAG offers regional and local information involving issues affecting the Bay Area, including housing, economic development, and environmental issues.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
MTC is responsible for regularly updating a regional transportation plan covering the entire San Francisco Bay Area that serves as the comprehensive blueprint for the development of mass transit, highway, airport, seaport, railroad, bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the region.  MTC also screens requests from local agencies for state and federal grants for transportation projects to determine their compatibility the plan.