Meet and Confer

A Meet and Confer is an opportunity for a successor agency to request additional review by the Department of Finance (Finance) for disputed items on an Annual Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS).

A Meet and Confer request may only be for the current Annual ROPS review. Items which are the subject of litigation disputing Finance's previous or related determinations are not eligible.


Additional items ineligible for a Meet and Confer review include the following:

  • Previous ROPS
  • Amended ROPS
  • Last and Final ROPS
  • Oversight Board Actions

Process and Guidelines

The following flow chart illustrates the general process for the Meet and Confer sessions.

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Meet and Confer Flowchart

To formally request a Meet and Confer review, refer to the following form and guidelines:

Meet and Confer Scheduling

Finance will process Meet and Confer review requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Agencies will be given a choice between having an in-person meeting, conference call, or video meeting. Agencies will be notified via email of their meeting date and time. However, due to the high volume of requests and statutory Meet and Confer review deadlines, Finance is unable to reschedule the meeting date and time assigned.

Webpage last updated December 2, 2016.

Department of Finance Seal
Governor Gavin Newsom
Finance Director Keely Bosler

    Organizational Change

    Effective July 1, 2016, the Local Government Unit within the California State Department of Finance (Finance) will merge with Finance's Office of State Audits and Evaluations. This is an organizational change only and will not impact Finance's statutory duties in carrying out the redevelopment agency (RDA) dissolution statutes. All previously established processes, RDA webpage, and RAD App will remain unchanged.