Two Perspectives<br />Perspective 1: We are a JPA<br />History<br />Purpose<br />Programs<br />Governance<br />Perspective 2: We have JPAs as Members<br />Elements of Success<br />Elements of Difficulty<br />
We are a JPA<br />Formed under Government Code Sections 6500 and 990 to jointly provide self-insurance, purchased insurance, and administrative services for our member agencies<br />
History<br /><ul><li>Local government entity composed of and governed by its Members
Created by the Contract Cities Association in the mid-1970s to provide liability coverage when the insurance industry abandoned local government
Coverage began in 1978 with 33 members in Southern California
Now 121 members throughout the state</li></li></ul><li>Purpose<br />A Risk Sharing Pool – Not an Insurance Company<br />A separate and distinct legal entity composed of public entity members that have joined together to finance an exposure, liability, or risk; coverage is priced by exposure and experience; motivated by reducing the cost of risk to public entities; goal is to improve value to members.<br />No Profit<br />No Shareholders<br />
Programs<br />Self-insured programs for Liability and Workers’ Compensation<br />Group-purchased insurance for Property, Earthquake, Pollution and Remediation Legal Liability, Crime, Special Events<br />Training Program<br />Risk Management Consulting<br />Loss Control Action Plans (LossCAP)<br />
Governance<br /><ul><li>Elected officials govern the Authority
Board of Directors selects Executive Committee
CEO responsible for hiring staff</li></li></ul><li>WWW.CJPIA.ORG<br />
We have JPAs as Members<br />Elements of Success – Address Everything!<br />Bylaws<br />Governance<br />Powers of JPA<br />Allocation of Costs<br />Liability<br />Dissolution<br />Management Responsibilities<br />Amendment<br />Focus on Mission of JPA<br />
We have JPAs as Members<br />Elements of Difficulty<br />JPA might not be the best solution<br />Turf Wars!<br />Outdated Governing Documents<br />Weak Policies, Procedures, or Documentation<br />Lack of Authority to Act<br />Unfocused Management<br />Mission Creep<br />Failure to do what is “right”<br />
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