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As required by Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 12302.25, the Sierra County Board of Supervisors in conjunction with the County of Nevada hereby establishes a regional public authority as a joint powers authority and as an entity separate, distinct and apart from the counties of Nevada and Sierra. The powers of said public authority shall be those as are derived from and consistent with the provisions of Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §  12300 et seq., for a public authority and Cal. Gov’t. Code §§  6500 , et seq., and as may be more fully set forth in the Joint Powers Agreement entered into and between the counties of Nevada and Sierra. The purpose of this public authority is to provide for the delivery of the In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS) in the counties of Nevada and Sierra as specified in this chapter, the ordinance adopted by the County of Nevada, and the Joint Powers Agreement between the counties, subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.