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Marin Telecommunications Agency (MTA) - Overview
The Marin Telecommunications Agency is a joint powers authority that administers the Comcast, AT&T and Horizon State cable franchises (DIVCA) on behalf of its members and developing policy related to telecommunications services in Marin County, including cable, broadband, and related services. It was formed in 1998 to negotiate and administer cable television franchises for its member agencies. 

It is governed by an 10-member Board of Directors composed of elected representatives that are appointed from MTA's member agencies including a Supervisor from the County of Marin Board of Supervisors, and a council member from each of the member cities / towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon.

MTA's territory includes the Unincorporated area of County of Marin as well as the incorporated areas of the cities/towns of Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon.

Mission
The Mission of the MTA is to be the key policy-making and coordinating body related to telecommunications matters in Marin.  This is in line with the core values that have defined the MTA throughout its history of promoting availability, accessibility, affordability and public inclusion in the advancement and enhancement of telecommunications infrastructure and services in Marin.  

Revenue Sources
MTA's revenues are comprised of video services franchise and PEG (Public, Education and Government) fees received from the state franchised video service providers in Marin including AT&T, Comcast and Horizon Cable on behalf of MTA's member agencies.  In accordance with MTA's Agreement of Formation/Joint Power Agreement MTA pays the franchise fees less MTA's operating budget to the member agencies based on revenue reports received from the video service providers.  The PEG fees are paid to the Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM) in accordance with the MTA - CMCM Dedicated Access Provider Agreement.

Financial Reserves Policy
MTA's Financial Reserves Policy is to maintain a reserve of approximately one fiscal quarter's expenses as a reserve which is currently approximately $125,000.  Amounts greater than this amount at the end of the fiscal year are credited to member agencies to reduce their  contributions to MTA's operating budget in the subsequent fiscal year.

Administrative Staff (click here)

Board of Directors and Related Information (click here)

Annual Fiscal Year Budgets

    2015-2016 (Click here)
    2014-2015 (Click here)
    2013-2014 (Click here)
    2012-2013 (Click here)
 
Audited Financial Statements

    Year Ending June 30, 2015 (Click here)
    Year Ending June 30, 2014 (Click here)
    Year Ending June 30, 2013 (Click here)
    Year Ending June 30, 2012 (Click here)
 
Joint Power Agreement (Click here)

MTA Strategic Plan
    Highlights (Click here)
    Full Strategic Plan (Click here)


MTA Officials and Compensation (Click here)

MTA Agency Contracts (Click here)

Public Records Requests

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    Request Form (Click here)