JPA/private company partnership and the CPRA?
Q: If a city formed a joint powers association with a private company, is this joint powers association subject the California Public Records Act? Can any member of the public get access to the records if the records are kept by the private company?
A: Joint powers associations (JPA) formed pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act are entities subject to the California Public Records Act. Thus, the documents pertaining to such associations are public records, unless they are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act (PRA) or some other applicable law.