In California, local agency service areas often overlap. Elected
officials and staff may find meeting on a regular basis to
identify opportunities for collaboration and leveraging resources
is the best way to effectively meet community goals and needs.
Joint meetings of the elected officials and/or staff members of
city, county, school and/or special district agencies provide an
opportunity for local officials to get to know one another,
understand organizational missions and functions and to build the
trust that allows for stronger working relationships.