What is an MSR?

An MSR is a comprehensive study designed to better inform the Commission, local agencies, and the community about the provision of local services. The study looks at how municipal services are provided and financed by an agency, the costs to residents for those services, and potential service alternatives. One of the most important benefits of an MSR is a review of the long-term sustainability of the range and level of services provided by local governments and other service providers.

Orange LAFCO conducts MSRs for the County’s 34 cities and 34 special districts generally every five years through a collaborative and objective effort. These MSRs have encouraged open discussions and planted seeds for opportunities without forcing conversations or government action. The realms of opportunities identified in MSRs involve short and long term options and are based on sound and trending data and the deliberative vetting of key and relevant issues.

This directory houses completed MSRs and the schedule for the cycle underway. Use the filters and search to find completed MSRs or tap “see all” for an alphabetical list by agency. Click on the Commission’s MSR schedule to see when MSRs are scheduled to be completed.