Marin Local Agency Formation Commission

Planning Agency / Subdivision of the State of California

Joint Powers Agency

(Section 6500 et seq. State Government Code)

If authorized by their governing bodies, two or more public agencies may jointly exercise any power common to both through a joint powers agreement or contract. The agreement may set up a governing board composed of representatives of the contracting agencies. The inter-agency contract or agreement defines the governance and functions of the joint powers agency.