to the Stop Yucca Mesa Annexation Coalition Watchdogs.
New website and updates coming soon.
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
November 11, 2014
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
quick answer is that the service review for the Yucca Valley
community (to include the Town) will not take place for at least
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Council rescinded its sphere expansion application due to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.
the Yucca Valley community service review, LAFCO began the
Mountain and returned back to the South Desert during 2012 and
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).
contact us with any questions.
Tuerpe, Project Manager
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Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County
November 12, 2014
Afternoon Ms. Karman;
Town of Yucca Valley last completed its Municipal Service Review
in March of 2010. A link to the documents is provided
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
Manager [Town of Yucca Valley]