Public Safety Joint Powers Authority Feasibility Study
Citygate conducted a feasibility study for the Cities of Hesperia, Adelanto, Victorville, and the Town of Apple Valley to determine the potential for a Public Safety JPA to manage police and/or fire services among the agencies. The City Managers accepted Citygate’s in-depth analysis with pros and cons of a public safety JPA. At that time in California, the implementation of the CalPERS PEPRA plans was not well known for JPAs; subsequent legislation would later fix this. Given the cost projections at that time, the economic model to separate from the Sheriff’s Department did not show enough gains to justify the risks.