Municipal Service Reviews
A Municipal Service Review (MSR) is a comprehensive study to determine the adequacy of governmental services being provided by the local agencies under LAFCO jurisdiction (Government Code Section 56430). These studies may be used by LAFCO, other governmental agencies, and the public to better understand and improve provision of services and to identify opportunities for greater cooperation between service providers. The service review is a prerequisite to a sphere of influence update and may lead a LAFCO to recommend actions to other agencies or to take actions under its own authority.
Specifically, service reviews are required to address:
- 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.
Municipal Service Reviews — Draft Reports
- Valley of the Moon Water District Municipal Services Review - January 2023
Municipal Service Reviews — Final Reports
- City of Sonoma Municipal Services Review - Septmeber 2022
- West County Fire Municipal Service Review - August 2019 (PDF: 2.03 MB) Link
- Zone 6 Fire Municipal Service Review - January 2015 (PDF: 1.1 MB)
- City of Cloverdale Municipal Service Review - July 2014 (PDF: 1.1 MB)
- City of Cotati Municipal Service Review Update - March 2013 (PDF: 1.27 MB)
- City of Healdsburg Municipal Service Review - January 2006 (PDF: 1.2 MB)
- City of Petaluma Municipal Service Review - February 2011 (PDF: 1.6 MB)
- City of Santa Rosa Municipal Service Review - July 2006 (PDF: 1.6 MB)
- City of Sebastopol Municipal Service Review - January 2006 (PDF: 1.1 MB)
- City of Sonoma Municipal Service Review - April 2006 (PDF: 1.1 MB)
- Town of Windsor Municipal Service Review - February 2006 (PDF: 1.2 MB)
- Fire Protection Service Providers Municipal Service Review - August 2005 (PDF: 18.1 MB)
- Water and Sewer Municipal Service Review - November 2004 (PDF: 321 kB)
- Coast Life Support District Municipal Service Review - September 2004 (PDF: 58 kB)
- Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Municipal Service Review - September 2004 (PDF: 116 kB)
- Palm Drive Health Care District - October 2016 (PDF: 1.54 MB)
- Palm Drive Health Care District Addendum - May 2019 (PDF: 1.77 MB)
- Windsor Rincon Valley Bennett Valley FPD Municipal Service Review - August 2018 (PDF: 2.05 MB)