The Marin General Services Authority (MGSA) was created in 2005 by the cities, towns and county of Marin and two Community Service Districts to offer various public services effectively and efficiently throughout the county in a uniform manner with minimal overhead expense.
These services now include Street Light Maintenance, funding of Abandoned Vehicle Abatement by local police, and Taxicab Regulation. The MGSA Board of Directors serves as an advisory body to the Marin County Board of Supervisors regarding the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP). The MGSA also accepted administrative responsibility for MarinMap in 2008 and MCEP in 2007.
The MGSA is a Joint Powers Agency and has a governing Board consisting of Town/City Managers, the County Chief Administrative Officer or his/her designee and two Public Works Directors. They meet at last six times a year; more frequently if needed.