Municipal Service Reviews (MSRs) were added to LAFCO's mandate with the passage of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg (CKH) Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Government Code § 56000 et seq). An MSR is a comprehensive study designed to better inform LAFCO, local agencies, and the community about the provision of municipal services. Service reviews capture and analyze information about the governance structures and efficiencies of service providers and identify opportunities for greater coordination and cooperation between providers. The MSR is a prerequisite to a Sphere of Influence determination and may also lead a LAFCO to take other actions under its authority.
Upon completing the MSR, the Commission must make determinations on each of the following issues:
- Growth and population projections for the affected area.
- Present and planned capacity of public facilities and adequacy of public services, including infrastructure needs or deficiencies.
- Financial ability of agencies to provide services.
- Status of, and opportunities for, shared facilities.
- Accountability for community service needs, including governmental structure and operational efficiencies.
- Any other matter related to effective or efficient service delivery, as required by commission policy.
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Final Cemetery Services MSR (Second Round)
August 11, 2021
|Cemetery Services MSR – Final|
Final Parks and Recreation MSR (Second Round)
Adopted June 9, 2021
|Parks and Recreation MSR – Final|
“City Services” MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round)
Healthcare Services MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round)
Adopted January 10, 2018
|Healthcare Services MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round) – Final|
|Healthcare Services MSR & SOI Study Appendix|
Fire/EMS MSR (2nd Round)
Adopted August 10, 2016
|Fire/Emergency Medical Services MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round) – Final|
|Fire/EMS MSR Comment Log|
Countywide Reclamation Services MSR (2nd Round)
Adopted November 18, 2015
|Countywide Reclamation Services MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round) - Final|
|Reclamation Services MSR Comment Log|
Countywide Water/Wastewater MSR (2nd Round)
Miscellaneous County Service Areas MSR
Adopted April 17, 2013
|Miscellaneous County Service Areas MSR Final Report|
Library Services MSR
Adopted February 13, 2013
|Library Services MSR Final|
Law Enforcement Services MSR
West County Sub-Regional MSR
Adopted November 18, 2009
Central County Sub-Regional MSR
Adopted October 14, 2009
Reclamation Districts MSR
Adopted July 8, 2009
Fire and Emergency Medical Services MSR
Adopted August 12, 2009
East Contra Costa County Sub-Regional MSR
Adopted December 10, 2008
West Contra Costa County Water and Wastewater MSR
Adopted August 13, 2008
Green Valley Recreation and Park District MSR
Adopted August 13, 2008
Central Contra Costa County Water and Wastewater MSR
East Contra Costa County Water and Wastewater MSR
Adopted December 19, 2007
Public Health Services
Byron Sanitary District
Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District
Exhibits are available upon request in the LAFCO office