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  • SONOMA COUNTY

    Sonoma County Mayors’ and Council Members’ Association October 13, 2011

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  • • Public agencies work together to achieve economies of scale

    • Maximize the efficient use of public funds • Takes different forms • Government to government relationships

    Definition of Service Sharing

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  • • Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs): Library JPA; Waste Management Agency JPA

    • Contracts for major services: Law enforcement

    • Memoranda of Understanding • Regional Partnerships

    Already Successful in Sonoma County

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  • Success Story No. 1

    • REDCOM Joint Powers Agreement for Fire & Emergency Medical Services Dispatching

    JPA COVERING MOST OF THE PROVIDERS IN THE COUNTY

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  • Success Story No. 2

    • Regional Climate Protection Authority

    REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP; EXPANSION OF EXISTING AGENCY FUNCTION

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  • Success Story No. 3

    • Sonoma County Energy Independence Program

    REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP; COUNTY OF SONOMA LEAD AGENCY

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  • Success Story No. 4

    • Agreement between Town of Windsor & City of Santa Rosa for use of Geyser pipeline for recycled water

    AGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO CITIES, USE OF EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE

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  • Success Story No. 5

    • Agreement for Building Official & Inspector Services Between City of Sebastopol & Cotati

    AGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO CITIES TO SHARE SERVICES

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  • Success Story No. 6

    • Agreements for Law Enforcement Services – County of Sonoma & City of Sonoma – County of Sonoma & Town of Windsor

    AN ENTIRE AND PROMINENT MUNICIPAL FUNCTION CONTRACTED WITH PROVDER

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  • Success Story No. 7

    Memorandum Of Understanding Regarding Joint Funding of Economic Development Program between: • City of Sonoma Community Development Agency • Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce • Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    JOINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO PUBLIC AGENCIES & A THIRD PARTY COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION

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  • • Held retreats to initiate communication

    • Assessed lessons learned • Pursuing new relationships

    City/County Managers Association 2011 Activity

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  • Marin County GSA

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  • • Success formulas: – Let partner agencies make decisions – Indemnification model – JPA indemnifies the

    members – Limited and well-defined role of JPAs – Hire single-purpose contractors

    Marin and San Mateo County Lessons

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  • • Know rules up front – have a withdrawal process; “out clause”

    • Need to “move slowly in order to move quickly”

    • Need to ensure goals alignment throughout process, each party receives value

    Lessons Learned

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  • • How to deliver the service seamlessly • Labor issues • Local control • Balance of shared governance • Overcome competitive mindsets

    Known Challenges in this Process

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  • • Sharing on a larger scale & in new areas • Agencies to determine specific needs based

    on individual assessments: – Threshold of savings – Local control issues – Geographic issues – Grouping like services – Sense of urgency – Culture of each agency/community

    Moving to the Next Step

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  • • Not a new concept • Internal downsizing • Supportive elected officials, communities • Economy presents new opportunities

    Existing Assets in this Process

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  • Existing Assets in this Process (cont.)

    • High trust and openness • Specialized staff • Infrastructure / technology investments • Strong relationships • Compelling need • Common financial challenges

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  • • Potential areas of further sharing/regionalization: – Information technology – Law enforcement – Fire services – Housing administration – Storm water compliance – Training and illness/injury prevention – Park maintenance – Homelessness – Library – Need to also consider special districts / nonprofits / schools as

    partners

    Next Steps in Process

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  • • Regional leadership academy – City of Santa Rosa taking the lead; joint/regional training forum

    • Information Technology – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    • Park Maintenance: including State of California Parks

    • Stormwater Mandates • Housing Administration

    Areas of Immediate Focus

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  • • New future of government, not a trend • Studying whether a broad-based umbrella JPA

    would be recommended • Committed to continue exploring and

    implementing new partnerships

    2011-2012 and Beyond

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  • 2011-2012 and Beyond

    • Issues are regional and require broad strategies • Not ruling out other partners • Shared values continue to drive future decisions:

    – Economy – Efficiency – Best use of public resources – Respect for individual agency needs – Added value by working together

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  • SONOMA COUNTY

    Sonoma County Mayors’ and Council Members’ Association October 13, 2011

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    Slide Number 1 Slide Number 2 Slide Number 3 Success Story No. 1 Success Story No. 2 Success Story No. 3 Success Story No. 4 Success Story No. 5 Success Story No. 6 Success Story No. 7 Slide Number 11 Slide Number 12 Slide Number 13 Slide Number 14 Slide Number 15 Slide Number 16 Slide Number 17 Existing Assets in this Process (cont.)� Slide Number 19 Slide Number 20 Slide Number 21 2011-2012 and Beyond Slide Number 23