Municipal Service Reviews

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:

  1. Growth and population projections for the affected area.
  2. Present and planned capacity of public facilities and adequacy of public services, including infrastructure needs or deficiencies.
  3. Financial ability of agencies to provide services.
  4. Status of, and opportunities for, shared facilities.
  5. Accountability for community service needs, including governmental structure and operational efficiencies.
  6. 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)

Final Parks and Recreation MSR (Second Round)

Adopted June 9, 2021

pdf document Parks and Recreation MSR – Final

“City Services” MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round)

Healthcare Services MSR & SOI Study (2nd Round)

Countywide Reclamation Services MSR (2nd Round)

Miscellaneous County Service Areas MSR

Library Services MSR

Adopted February 13, 2013

pdf document Library Services MSR Final

Recreation & Parks and Cemetery Services MSR

Adopted April 21, 2010

pdf document Full Document
pdf document Comment Log

Resource Conservation & Mosquito and Vector Abatement Services MSR

Adopted April 21, 2010

pdf document Full Document
pdf document Comment Log

West County Sub-Regional MSR

Adopted November 18, 2009

pdf document Full Document

Central County Sub-Regional MSR

Adopted October 14, 2009

pdf document Full Document

Reclamation Districts MSR

Adopted July 8, 2009

pdf document Full Document

Fire and Emergency Medical Services MSR

Adopted August 12, 2009

pdf document Full Document

Green Valley Recreation and Park District MSR

Adopted August 13, 2008

pdf document Full Document

Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District

Exhibits are available upon request in the LAFCO office