The Washington Intercouncy Cooperation Act, Chap. 39.34 RCW, empowering public bodies to enter into contracts with other public bodies on inter-local agreements allowing cooperation between authorities in the implementation of State activities and the provision of public services. The law also allows the creation of non-profit enterprises to achieve these objectives. An interlocal agreement is used when a district provides or receives a service to a local government agency, i.e. a city, county or training service centre (CSS). These agreements comply with the Interlocal Cooperation Contracts Act, Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code. This provision aims to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of local governments by allowing them to enter into contracts with each other. For example, the local health authority and the local ISD may enter into an inter-local agreement to use school district facilities to deliver medication during a pandemic. Inter-municipal agreements usually require the approval of the board of directors.
Some local governments have concluded agreements or adopted guidelines that set out their intention to pursue opportunities for coordination and joint action on issues of mutual interest with neighbouring jurisdictions. See examples of the following agreements and guidelines: On the SARM web pages mentioned below, you will find sample agreements in specific areas. The following model interlocal agreement is between two government agencies – the Public Health Authority and the school district. It is detailed and clearly defines the responsibilities or obligations of the parties in the event of a public health emergency. The Commun Municipal Utility Services Act (Cap. 39.106 RCW), passed by the legislature in 2011, created a new type of intergovernmental communal body to improve the capacity of local public services to plan, finance, operate and deliver public services. Under the law, local governments may enter into joint agreements on municipal supply services to establish independent local authorities that provide some or all of the supply services that their participating members can provide, including water, sanitation, rainwater and flood protection services. .