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Joint Powers Authorities

Effective January 1, 2017, JPAs formed for the purpose of providing municipal services and include a county, city, or special district member are required to file a copy of their joint powers agreement and any amendments to their agreement with LAFCO within 30 days of the effective date of the agreement or its amendment.

The scope of the reporting is limited to those JPAs that include a county, city or district member and provide a municipal service such as water, waste water, storm water, recycled water, solid waste, fire protection, police, recreation, street lighting, animal control, library, roads, emergency medical service, vector control, flood protection, community facilities, weed abatement, environmental protection, habitat mitigation, gas & electricity, or broadband.

Agreements and amendments

Agreements and amendments submitted by the local Joint Power Authorities pursuant to Government Code Section 6503.6 (a). will be listed here.

Did You Know?

According to the California Joint Exercise of Powers Act (Government Code section 6500 et seq.), two or more public agencies may create a third independent agency through a joint powers agreement. In general, these Joint Powers Agencies (JPAs), are created in order for the founding public agencies to jointly share a common power, implement a program, build new facilities, or deliver a service.