In response to local interest, the erstwhile "Crockett-Valona Sanitary
District" in 2004 adopted Resolution No. 04-05-04 requesting the Local
Agency Formation Commission of Contra Costa County ("LAFCO") to
initiate proceedings for the formation of Crockett Community Services
District ("Crockett CSD") and the dissolution of the Sanitary
District. The formal application was submitted to LAFCO in November, 2004.
The intent of this application included:
- Protection of existing recreation facilities and programs
- Reacquisition from the County of our Crockett Community Center for local
- Cost-effective, comprehensive management of public recreation in
- Creating a public agency able to receive and preserve other community
assets for continued public benefit
The basics of this proposal include:
- Election of a 5-member Board of Directors to manage the new CSD
- Transforming the existing sanitary district into a sanitary department
within the CSD, managed by a sanitary commission comprised of existing sanitary
- Creating a recreation department within the CSD, managed by a recreation
commission comprised of existing P-1 Committee members and Crockett Recreation
Association Board members
- Creating other departments to provide services as desired by our
This proposal was enthusiastically endorsed by local agencies and
- P-1 Advisory Committee
- Crockett-Valona Sanitary District
- Crockett Recreation Association
- Crockett Community Foundation
- Crockett Chamber of Commerce
- Crockett Improvement Association
Contra Costa County took advantage of our application to roll the sanitary
district of neighboring Port Costa (SD-5) into the new CSD and out from under
County responsibility. Port Costa residents saw a financial benefit to such
a merger and gave their support. LAFCO approved this reorganization of local
government agencies by Resolution No. 04-22 dated October 12, 2005.
Subsequently, the voters of Crockett and Port Costa approved the reorganization
and elected a 5-member Board of Directors on June 6, 2006. The first
meeting of Crockett CSD was held on July 13, at which time the elected Board
Members were sworn into office by County Supervisor Gayle B. Uilkema.
As promised the voters, the historic Crockett Community Center was quickly
returned by the County to Crockett ownership and is being well cared for by
Crockett CSD. As planned, the non-profit Crockett Recreation Association
deeded Alexander Park with its swimming pool and tennis courts to Crockett
CSD that same year, along with its other properties and decorative street
lighting. The residents of Port Costa in May 2007 voted to become an equal
partner in Crockett CSD by approving a parcel tax for recreation services.
Then, to complete the planned reorganization, Crockett CSD assumed operational
control of the Port Costa wastewater treatment plant and sewer system in
The District continues to provide quality recreation services for area
residents, as well as reliable sewer services in Crockett & Port Costa.
Management of these facilities and services is overseen by dedicated
commissioners of the Crockett Recreation Commission, Crockett Sanitary
Commission and Port Costa Sanitary Commission. In 2009, the District
also formed a Police Liaison Commission to improve communications between area
residents and law enforcement agencies of the County and State. Then in
2010, the County transferred Crockett's World War I "Memorial Hall"
to District ownership for public benefit. Crockett CSD will no doubt continue
to evolve in the coming years in response to public need.