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East Palo Alto Sanitary District, City of East Palo Alto, West Bay Sanitary District - 2021

Updates and timeline on the East Palo Alto Sanitary District, City of East Palo Alto and West Bay Sanitary District MSR will be found below.

If you would like to be notified when the report is circulated please e-mail Angela Montes at amontescardenas@smcgov.org

On May 19, 2021, San Mateo LAFCo began a Municipal Service Review (MSR) for the City of East Palo Alto, the East Palo Alto Sanitary District and the West Bay Sanitary District. The MSR will include reviews of each agency’s financial condition and planning, governance structure and adequacy of public services provided to the community. The service review makes recommendations for potential improvements and actions that agencies can take. The MSR does not require agencies to take certain actions, nor does it change the boundaries of an agency.

The MSR is being prepared by the consulting firm of Berkson Associates in association with Policy Consulting Associates LLC, under a contract with San Mateo LAFCo. The MSR was requested by developers, the City of East Palo Alto, and residents of the City of East Palo in response to their inability to obtain sewer connections for pending development projects in the City of East Palo. While the study is being funded by these developers, the consultants are working for LAFCo and will conduct the study accord to state law.

The MSR process is expected to take approximately 12 months and will provide several opportunities for public review and comment. This includes a community workshop, public review of the draft MSR documents and LAFCo Commission meetings. The following is a tentative schedule for the MSR and public review:

May 19, 2021 – Approval of contract for MSR

June to September 2021 – Information and data collection 

September 2021 to January 2022 – Draft report created

February/March 2022 – Public draft report published; Community workshop; First LAFCo Commission Hearing

May 2022 – Final revision of MSR published

July 2020 – Final LAFCo Commission hearing.

The agencies that are part of the MSR will have additional opportunities to review draft documents for the accuracy of data and information for their respective sections of the report.

If you have questions about the MSR process or would like to provide comments, please email Rob Bartoli, Management Analyst for San Mateo LAFCo, at rbartoli@smcgov.org

 

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