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Government Affairs Staff

Diana Tang, Manager of Government Affairs

Tel: (562) 570-6506
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Diana.Tang@longbeach.gov

Ms. Tang serves as the City’s local, state and federal government relations manager for all City departments, excluding Harbor and Water. She manages a legislative agenda that is focused on economic development, public safety, sustainable and livable cities, local control and support for education. Ms. Tang is experienced in policy discussions on energy, climate change, transportation, water, affordable housing, and public safety. She oversees print, traditional media and social media public information functions during local emergencies and provides State and federal public policy subject matter expertise to the Mayor, and State and Federal Legislative Committees. Ms. Tang also manages the City’s State and Federal legislative advocacy contracts.

Phalla Chau, Government Affairs Assistant

Tel: (562) 570-5198
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Phalla.Chau@longbeach.gov

Mrs. Chau serves as the City’s government affairs assistant for the Government Affairs team. She distributes official City correspondence to members of the City’s State and federal delegations, and prepares and regularly distributes informational items to the Mayor, City Council, and Department Heads. Mrs. Chau schedules and coordinates informational briefings with the Mayor and Council Members, and coordinates legislative trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.  

Judith Gallardo, Government Affairs Analyst 

Tel: (562) 570-5191
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Judith.Gallardo@longbeach.gov

Ms. Gallardo supports the Manager of Government Affairs by tracking and analyzing legislative and policy proposals at the local, state, and federal level. She is responsible for conducting research on legislative issues that may affect the City of Long Beach. Ms. Gallardo assists the Manager of Government Affairs in informing the Mayor, the Members of the City Council, and City Staff of the City’s efforts to advance the adopted State and Federal legislative agendas. Other duties include the creation of advocacy and informational materials to help further the City’s public policy priorities.