Senate Bill 1266

Approved on August 22, 2016, SB 1266 amended an existing section and added a new section to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act. This change to the Act required JPAs that were formed for the purpose of providing municipal services and that include a local agency member to provide LAFCos with their joint powers agreements and amendments by July 1, 2017 and to provide any subsequent amendments as they occur.

Joint Powers Agency Definition

A joint powers agency (JPA) consists of two or more public agencies that 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 and defines the JPA's governance and functions.

Click on a JPA name in the left column to view or download its joint powers agreement:


Central County Fire Department

Fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical services, training, administration, and disaster preparedness serving Burlingame, Millbrae, and Hillsborough

4-20-2004 7-20-2010

City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG)

Planning and programming in the areas of transportation, air quality, stormwater runoff, and climate protection. Allocation of State and and federal transportation funds to the County of San Mateo, its 20 cities, and other agencies. Serves as Airport Land Use Commission, Congestion Management Agency, Integrated Solid Waste Management Local Task Force, Program Manager for AB 434 40% Funds and for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, and Service Authority for Abatement of Abandoned Vehicles. (See the C/CAG 2014-15 Annual Report.)



Community Development Commission of the County of San Mateo (San Mateo County Joint Powers Financing Authority) Financing of public capital improvements for the County of San Mateo 5-15-1993 7-1-1997
Daly City Joint Powers Financing Authority Financing of public capital improvements for the Vista Grande Drainage Project in Daly City. The members of the JPA are the City of Daly City and the North San Mateo County Sanitation District. 7-20-2022 12-8-2022

Net Six Joint Powers Authority

Fire and emergency dispatch service for the Belmont Fire Protection District, Coastside Fire Protection District, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, City of Redwood City, City of San Carlos, Woodside Fire Protection District, and the County of San Mateo under a contract operated by the County

4-28-1994 8-13-2013
North County Fire Authority Administration and supervision of operations, emergency response, training, fire prevention, public education, and wildland fire trainings for Daly City, Brisbane, and Pacifica. The three cities employ firefighters, maintain fire stations and apparatus, and coordinate each city’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 6-11-2001 4-24-2012

Peninsula Clean Energy Authority

Provision of electricity generation from renewable resources such as solar and wind for the County of San Mateo and its 20 incorporated cities



Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Ownership and operation of Caltrain, consisting of representatives from the City and County of San Francisco, the San Mateo County Transit District, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 10-3-1996 6-1-2000
Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance Reducing traffic congestion and air pollution through Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs, services, and subsidies and other related consultation services that are designed to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles traveling on streets and highways in the County of San Mateo's 20 incorporated cities. 5-9-2000 6-2-2005
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority Addressing flooding, environmental, and recreational concerns through planning, designing, and implementing projects from the upper watershed to the tidal marshes of San Francisquito Creek. Serves Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto; the County of San Mateo; and the Santa Clara Valley Water District 5-18-1999 4-28-2023
San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Fire suppression and prevention, investigation, rescue, and emergency medical services serving San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont 11-22-2017 N/A
San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority  Own, manage, operate, and maintain Express Lanes along the Highway 101 corridor in San Mateo County. The agreement is between the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County. 5-24-2019 6-13-2019

San Mateo County Library Joint Powers Authority

Operation of each member agency, including physical and digital collections, free internet access, access to public computers, hosting of cultural events, outreach services, bookmobile, and special programs. (Each member agency maintains its own library facilities.)

12-15-1998 5-30-2004
San Mateo County Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services Group Provision of advanced life support services per an operating agreement with American Medical Response West (AMR) and provided for in the agreement between the County of San Mateo and AMR for Countywide emergency ambulance service 7-1-2009 N/A
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Sewage collection, treatment, and disposal serving Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Princeton, Moss Beach, and Montara 2-3-1976 5-22-1989

Silicon Valley Clean Water

Industrial waste monitoring, wastewater treatment and disposal, and recycled water serving Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, West Bay Sanitary District (encompasses Menlo Park, Atherton, and portions of East Palo Alto and Portola Valley); unincorporated communities of North Fair Oaks, Emerald Lake Hills, and Devonshire



South Bayside Waste Management Authority (RethinkWaste)

Waste collection, disposal, and reduction, and recycling serving Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, and unincorporated San Mateo County

12-9-1999 6-19-2013