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JPA wends its way through city agencies

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Tai Moses

City Council has approved a document spelling out the roles and responsibilities of the three government agencies overseeing Project Connect. The joint powers agreement, or JPA, gathers together the specifics from Austin’s contract with the voters, Capital Metro’s Community Commitment Resolution and the Interlocal Agreement to create the Austin Transit Partnership. Community representatives and labor advocates had some input in the weeks preceding the vote, which led to some changes in the JPA. One of the additions is an amendment from Mayor Steve Adler concerning the selection process for ATP’s executive director. Next up, the Capital Metro Board of Directors will consider the document at its meeting today, and then the JPA lands in the lap of the ATP board on Nov. 17.

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