Sandag Joint Powers Agreement
To provide developers with a more predictable and streamlined regulatory process and to provide species with an effective ecosystem conservation strategy, the state has implemented the De Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) program. As part of this programme, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) enters into voluntary agreements with local authorities to form a management and conservation plan for several wildlife species. After the plans are approved, the DFG enters into licensing agreements with the local jurisdictions covered by the plans to enable a specific development without the need for several individual authorizations. These licensing agreements provide that the DFG authorizes the removal of species (i.e. damage caused to the species by development and other projects) whose conservation and management are included in an approved NCCP plan. More than 100 years ago, the legislature recognized the need for sub-government government and established counties to do so. In order to enable residents to continue to refine their governance system to meet the specific needs and interests of local communities, the legislature has adopted a wide range of enabling acts allowing residents and their local officials to define and define the boundaries of cities and a wide range of special constituencies (including authorities with common powers), with local authorities coming together to assume a common responsibility that is more effective or effective than when acting alone. In recent decades, when the need for regional participation has been highlighted to achieve national and/or federal objectives, national and federal governments have transferred some additional powers to existing local authorities. In cases where there was no local authority of an equivalent level, the state or the federal state created specialized regional agencies to carry out these tasks. The origins of SANDAG date back to the 1960s, when post-war areas and rapid suburbanization began to produce regional impact. In 1966, the county cities formed the Comprehensive Planning Organization (CPO) as a sub-component of San Diego County to deal with long-distance transportation and other land use issues. The CPO was a voluntary association led by representatives of the agencies who wished to be part of the organization. Six years later, members of the planning organization created the organization as a separate authority for common powers, independent of district government.
In 1980, CPO changed its name to SANDAG. In some cases, San Diego residents and local elected officials have decided that a service should be provided by an agency other than a city or county, and have set up a special district to take responsibility for it. As a general rule, San Diegans has created special districts to assume these skills (1) whose scope spans an area larger than a single city, but not as large as the county (2), which is only required in a part of the county`s non-communal territory (3), that they wish to be financed separately by all other local government activities and/or 4 are made available effectively or more effectively by several local authorities. While San Diegans and/or its locally elected officials created most of the regions under broad legal laws on the authorization of special districts, some of the larger districts were then transposed into state law. Cities have a broad power of self-management in municipal affairs. For example, cities have broad powers to ensure local public safety, regulate land use and impose royalties and – where residents authorize assessments and taxes throughout their jurisdiction.