San Rafael / Lucas Valley Study
About Municipal Service Reviews
State law directs LAFCOs to regularly prepare municipal service reviews in conjunction with establishing and updating each local agency's sphere of influence with the former representing the Legislature's version of urban growth boundaries. LAFCOs may also prepare municipal service reviews irrespective of establishing or updating spheres for purposes of informing future planning and/or regulatory actions. The legislative intent of the municipal service review and its five-year cycle requirement is to proactively inform LAFCOs with regard to the availability and sufficiency of governmental services provided within their respective jurisdictions for purposes of facilitating efficient and accountable growth and development. Municipal service reviews vary in scope and can focus on a particular agency, service, or geographic region as defined by LAFCO. Municipal service reviews culminate with LAFCOs adopting written determinations on a range of prescribed service and governance factors and highlighted by addressing infrastructure needs and deficiencies, growth projections, and financial solvency.
Public comments and or questions are welcome and encouraged to assist in the course of preparing the study to assist the agency in understanding local community interests and needs as it relates to the current and future provision of municipal services in the San Rafael/Lucas Valley area in Marin County. Towards this end, this page will be continuously updated with documents as they are prepared and will be listed below in chronological order. Any and all comments on the study should be directed to LAFCO Executive Officer Keene Simonds by email.