Presentation on theme: "Municipal Service Review Public Safety Services Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission July 8, 2004 By Burr Consulting Braitman & Associates Maps by."— Presentation transcript:
Municipal Service Review Public Safety Services Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission July 8, 2004 By Burr Consulting Braitman & Associates Maps by b.d. spatial systems
Overview Legislative Requirements MSR Overview Health Care Services Fire and Emergency Medical Services Police Services SOI Options Limited Purpose Agencies Multipurpose Agencies
The New Legislative Mandate Upon determination of a sphere of influence, the commission shall adopt that sphere, and shall review and update, as necessary, the adopted sphere not less than once every five years. - Government Code §56425 In order to prepare and update spheres of influence in accordance with Section 56425, the Commission shall conduct a service review of the municipal services provided in the county or other appropriate area designated by the commission. - Government Code §56430
Legislation Requires LAFCo to Make Determinations on: 1. Infrastructure needs or deficiencies, 2. Growth and population projections for the affected area, 3. Financing constraints and opportunities, 4. Cost avoidance opportunities, 5. Opportunities for rate restructuring, 6. Opportunities for shared facilities, 7. Government structure options, including advantages of consolidation or reorganization of service providers, 8. Evaluation of management efficiencies, and 9. Local accountability and governance.
Municipal Service Review & SOI Update Process SOI Update Sequence MSR Sequence
Health Care Services Growth & Facilities Infrastructure Needs Hospital capacity will need to be expanded during the next 15 years to maintain service levels. The Tri-Valley area has inadequate ER resources. Opportunities for Shared Facilities The Kaiser and Sutter affiliates have such opportunities. Alameda Hospital and St. Rose Hospital have excess capacity.
Health Care Services Financial Findings Financing Constraints & Opportunities Constrained by economic and policy factors Opportunities for Rate Restructuring Rates in the Tri-Valley sub-region Cost Avoidance Opportunities Demand management strategies Dissolution of special districts that do not provide services directly
Health Care Services MSR Policy Analysis Management Efficiencies Local Accountability & Governance Government Structure Options Eden Township HCD Washington Township HCD
Fire & EMS Services Growth & Facilities Growth & Population Projections 911 calls will increase with growth Senior growth Growth areas Infrastructure Needs Unfunded station deficiencies Unfunded training deficiencies Emergency Medical Dispatch Opportunities for Shared Facilities Dispatch regionalization Training facilities
Fire & EMS Services Financial Findings Financing Constraints Property tax limitation (Prop. 13) School-related property tax shifts (Prop. 98) Voter approval requirements for tax increases (Prop. 218) Vehicle license fees Economic factors Financing Opportunities Bonded debt EMS parcel taxes Ambulance fees Development impact fees User fees Opportunities for Rate Restructuring Sales Tax Utility Users Tax Business License Tax Documentary Transfer Tax Cost Avoidance Opportunities Regionalized training Piedmont ambulance transport Demand management strategies Dissolution of special districts that do not provide services directly
Fire & EMS Services MSR Policy Analysis Management Efficiencies Service costs Contingency reserves Management practices Local Accountability & Governance Government Structure Options Fairview FPD
Police Services Growth & Facilities Infrastructure Needs Facilities in poor condition Over-crowded stations Dispatch Staffing needs Opportunities for Shared Facilities Existing sharing: animal control, jailing, and crime lab Dispatch regionalization Training facilities
Police Services Financial Findings Financing Constraints & Opportunities Training funds Grants Parcel taxes User fees Opportunities for Rate Restructuring Cost Avoidance Opportunities SWAT Training Unincorporated islands Demand management strategies
Police Services MSR Policy Analysis Management Efficiencies Service costs Contingency reserves Management practices Local Accountability & Governance Government Structure Options Special District Formation Alternatives JPA Formation Contract Service
SOI Options Limited Purpose Agencies Multiple SOI options Eden Township Health Care District Alameda County Fire Department Fairview Fire Protection District Extended Police Protection CSA One SOI option City of Alameda Health Care District Washington Township Health Care District Emergency Medical Services CSA
SOI Options – Key Issues Limited Purpose Agencies Eden Township Currently Coterminous SOI options include coterminous and zero SOI approaches. Fairview FPD Currently Coterminous SOI options include coterminous and zero SOI approaches. ACFD Currently Countywide SOI options include coterminous and service area approaches. Police CSA Currently no SOI SOI options include coterminous, service area and countywide approaches.
Multipurpose Agencies Agencies with multiple SOI options Hayward San Leandro Dublin Livermore Pleasanton Fremont Union City Oakland Agencies with a single option to retain existing coterminous SOI Alameda Albany Berkeley Emeryville Newark Piedmont EBRPD
Multipurpose Agencies SOI Options – Key Issues Urban Growth Boundaries Hayward Dublin Livermore Pleasanton Fremont Union City Boundary Logic Issues Pleasanton Ridge Service Area Issues Oakland SOI including Contra Costa County Fairview is in ACFD SOI and part is in Hayward SOI Clean-Up Issues Union City: overlapping SOI with Fremont Hayward: overlapping SOI with Union City