Joint Powers Authorities

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Effective January 1, 2017, Government Code §6503.6 and §6503.8 require LAFCO to be a repository for all Joint Powers Authority Agreements (JPA) within a county that relate to the provision of municipal services. Below are the qualifying JPAs within Amador County. Agreement dates listed in blue are on file with Amador LAFCO.


Name Parties Purpose Dates

Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA)

Amador County; Amador County Unified School District; Cities of Jackson, Sutter Creek, Ione, Plymouth (2004), Amador City; Volcano CSD; CSA3 (in 2004, out 2013)

To plan, finance & operate recreational programs & facilities.

2003 Original, 2004 1st Amendment,  2013 2nd Amendment,  2018 3rd Amendment

Amador County Integrated Solid Waste Management Agency

Amador County; Cities of Sutter Creek, Ione, Jackson, Amador City, Plymouth To exercise common powers to reduce the amount of solid waste emanating from member entities as mandated by CA Integrated Waste Management Act   of 1989. Original, 1999 Addendum by City of Jackson

Amador Fire Protection Authority (AFPA)

 Amador Fire Protection District; Sutter Creek FPD; Jackson Valley FPD; Lockwood FPD; Cities of Ione, Jackson, Plymouth

To plan for provision of fire protection services for each member within covered area on regional & consolidated basis.

2003 Original, 2010 Amendment

Amador Regional Sanitation Authority (ARSA) Amador County; Cities of Sutter Creek, Jackson, Amador City To provide wastewater conveyance & disposal services & facilities. 1978 Original, 1982 Amendment


Amador Regional Transit System (ARTS)


Amador County; Cities of Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek, Amador City


To own, operate & administer a public transportation system within the territory of the JPA jurisdiction.


1970 ? Original, 1998 3rd Amendment

Calaveras-Amador Mokelumne River Authority (CAMRA)

Amador County, Amador Water Agency, Jackson Valley Irrigation District, Calaveras County,    Calaveras County Water District

To preserve use of Mokelumne for Amador & Calaveras consumers,  protect water rights with EBMUD, plan water  use, negotiate with nonmember entities. 1996 Original, 1997 Amendment


Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)


Amador County, Amador Water Agency, Jackson Valley Irrigation District


To mutually manage the groundwater resources within the basin underlying Amador County, including forming a GSA, preparing a GSP, & implementing SIGMA requirements.


2017 Original, 2017 Amendment

Sierra Coordianted Resources Managment Council (SCRMC) Placer County Resource Conservation District, Tahoe RCD, Amador RCD, Mariposa County RCD, Tuolumne RCD (El Dorado County RCD, Georgetown Divide RCD, & Nevada County RCD in 1992 original only) To jointly develop programs for joint exercise of powers common to each &  to participate in specific tasks & do acts related & incidental to such purposes. 1992 Original, 2015 Amendment (unsigned)


Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA)


Counties of Amador, Alpine, Calaveras; Alpine County Water Agency; Amador Water Agency; Calaveras County Water District; Calaveras Public Utility District; East Bay Municipal Utility District; Jackson Valley Irrigation District


To enhance the Mokelumne River  water supply & protect water quality & environment.


2005 Original, 2008 2nd Amendment (unsigned) 



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