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Municipal Service Reviews

Municipal service reviews were a centerpiece to the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 and are comprehensive studies of the availability, range, and performance of governmental services provided within a defined geographic area.   LAFCOs generally prepare municipal service reviews to explicitly inform subsequent sphere determinations under G.C. Section 56430.  LAFCOs also prepare municipal service reviews irrespective of making any specific sphere determinations in order to obtain and furnish information to contribute to the overall orderly development of local communities.  Municipal service reviews vary in scope and can focus on a particular agency or governmental service.   LAFCOs may use the information generated from municipal service reviews to initiate other actions under their authority, such as forming, consolidating, or dissolving one or more local agencies. 

Municipal Service Review
Adopted Public Safety MSR/SOI 2021
Final Adopted FIRE EMS MSR.pdf
Draft Water, Wastewater, Recycled Water, Storm Water MSR/SOI 2022 (pending)
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