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In the meantime, we have contacted LAFCO and the Town of Yucca Valley regarding LAFCO's required Municipal Service Review (MSR) every five years.  The following is the responses:

November 11, 2014

Mr. Tuerpe:

When is the MSR for the Town of Yucca Valley scheduled?  Has the Town of Yucca Valley submitted their MSR and is Yucca Mesa included in their Sphere of Influence?

Elizabeth Karman, Co-Founder
Stop Yucca Mesa Annexation Coalition

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November 12, 2014

Ms. Karman,

The quick answer is that the service review for the Yucca Valley community (to include the Town) will not take place for at least one year.

LAFCO desires to conduct its service reviews in mass for each of the County regions (Valley, North Desert, Mountain, and South Desert – in that order).  As you may recall, in August 2008, the Town of Yucca Valley initiated an application to expand its sphere of influence by 22.4 square miles to include the Yucca Mesa area to the north and a small portion to the west.  The sphere expansion application by law necessitated a companion service review.  However, in September 2009 the Town Council rescinded its sphere expansion application due to resident opposition from within the Yucca Mesa area.  The Town revised its submission documents for its mandatory sphere of influence update and stated that no alterations to the sphere of influence were anticipated at that time.  However, the service review was already in motion and LAFCO decided to continue (at that time we were conducting reviews for the North Desert).  The Yucca Valley service reviews were completed in March 2010.

Following the Yucca Valley community service review, LAFCO began the Mountain and returned back to the South Desert during 2012 and 2013.

We are now conducting reviews for the Valley region and anticipate its completion by the end of 2015.  Being the largest county in the contiguous U.S., it takes us a bit longer to complete these reviews.  We will not be requesting documents from the Town in the interim.  Additionally, LAFCO may conduct special studies (similar to a service review) at any time and does conduct special studies when necessary (should you hear of LAFCO in the South Desert please don’t confuse this with our scheduled service reviews).

Please contact us with any questions.

Michael Tuerpe, Project Manager
Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County

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November 12, 2014

Good Afternoon Ms. Karman;

The Town of Yucca Valley last completed its Municipal Service Review in March of 2010.  A link to the documents is provided below.

http://www.sbclafco.org/ Proposals/ServiceReviews/ SouthDesertRegion/YuccaValley. aspx

The Town anticipates LAFCO’s initiation of the next cycle of Town review no sooner than 2016.  At this time, Council has provided no direction to initiate any modification of sphere review. 


 Curtis Yakimow
Town Manager [Town of Yucca Valley]

P.O. Box 399
Yucca Valley, CA  92286


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