LAFCO Executive Director Kate McKenna said it would be "premature" to go ahead with a reorganization of the district when a municipal service plan for the proposed incorporated town of Carmel Valley is still in the works. A draft of that plan should be ready in the next few months, she said.
"The teamwork sounds like it's fallen apart here," said Commissioner Jim Costello, who proposed delaying a decision until the municipal service plan was finished. The commission unanimously agreed.
Denial of the detachment petition would remove the pressure on both sides to come together and work things out, said commission Chairman Lou Calcagno, and he wants to keep the pressure on.