State Legislative Outreach

The Government Affairs Office main purpose is to advocate, coordinate and advance the City’s State Legislative Agenda to enhance the City’s ability to govern and provide essential municipal and community services. The issues of primary focus for the Office include transportation funding, affordable housing, stormwater management, and other legislation at the forefront of State policies. This Office analyzes State legislation, conducts research and provides strategic guidance to the Mayor and City Council, and City Departments. This Office also works closely with the State Legislative Committee of the City Council to assist the Committee in reviewing State legislation affecting the City and proposed changes to municipal ordinances in order to make recommendations to the full City Council. 

Resources

Adopted 2017 Legislative Agenda
City Council Resolutions/Actions
Long Beach Legislative Matrix - as of June 21, 2017
State Legislative Calendar
State Senatorial Districts Map
State Assembly Districts Map


Position Letters

Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 1380 (Mitchell) - Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 1934 (Santiago) - Planning and zoning: development bonuses: mixed-use projects Letter to Governor for Opposition to Assembly Bill 2501 (Bloom) - Housing: density bonuses Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 806 (Dodd) - Community development: economic opportunity Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 2722 (Burke) - Transformative Climate Communities Program Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 1300 (Hernandez) - Medi-Cal: emergency medical transport providers: quality assurance fee Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 1374 (Lara) - the Lower Los Angeles River Recreation and Park District Act Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 1328 (Lara) - Water delivery projects: reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: funding Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 2594 (Gordon) - Stormwater resources: use of captured water Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 936 (Hertzberg) - California Small Business Expansion Fund Opposition to Assembly Bill 2835 (Cooper) - Public employees: orientation and informational programs: recognized employee organizations Support for Assembly Bill 2594 (Gordon) - Stormwater resources: use of captured water Support for Senate Bill 1298 (Hertzberg) - Local government: fees and charges Support for Senate Resolution 84 (Hall) - Relative to Homelessness Big 10 Mayors' Letter for Support for Senate Bill 32 (Pavley) - California Global Warming Solutions Act Support for Senate Bill 1374 (Lara) - Lower Los Angeles River Recreation and Park District Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 1235 (de Leon) - Ammunition Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 880 (Hall) - Assault Weapons Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 1673 (Gipson) - Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 894 (Jackson) - Firearms: lost or stolen: reports Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 1674 (Santiago) - Firearms: assault weapons Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 1446 (Hancock) - Firearms: magazine capacity Opposition to Assembly Bill 2788 (Gatto) - Wireless telecommunications facilities Support for Senate Bill 1328 (Lara) - Stormwater capture and treatment projects: funding Support for Assembly Bill 2626 (Jones-Sawyer) - Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training: procedural justice training Support for Assembly Bill 1780 (Medina) - Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: trade corridors Support for Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 (Nguyen) - Joan Lind Van Blom Memorial Bridge Big 10 Mayors' Letter for Support for Senate Bill 1465 (de Leon) - Public contracts: 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Support for Senate Bill 936 (Hertzberg) - California Small Business Expansion Fund Letter for Governor for Support for ABx2-7 (Stone) - Smoking in the workplace Letter to Governor for Support for SBx2-5 (Leno) - Electronic Cigarettes Support for Senate Bill 1053 (Leno) - Housing discrimination: application Support for Assembly Bill 1674 (Santiago) - Firearms: assault weapons Support for Assembly Bill 1664 (Levine) - Firearms: assault weapons Support for Assembly Bill 1771 (O'Donnell) - Prostitution Support for Senate Bill 1446 (Hancock) - Firearms: magazine capacity Opposition to Senate Bill 876 (Liu) - Homelessness Support for Senate Joint Resolution 20 (Hall) - Publicly Funded Gun Violence Research Support for Senate Bill 880 (Hall) - Assault Weapons Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 428 (Nazarian) - Income taxes: credit: seismic retrofits Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 35 (Chiu and Atkins) - Income taxes: credits: low-income housing: allocation increase Big 10 Mayors' Letter for Assembly Bill 35 (Chiu and Atkins) - Low Incoming Housing Tax Credit: Request for Signature Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 288 (Holden) - the College and Career Access Pathway Act Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 47 (McCarty) - State Preschool Program Letter to Governor for Opposition to Assembly Bill 848 (Stone) - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment Facilities Letter to Governor for Opposition to Assembly Bill 744 (Chau) - Planning and Zoning: density bonuses Big 10 Mayors' Letter for State Special Legislative Session on Infrastructure Letter to Governor for Opposition to Assembly Bill 57 (Quirk) - Telecommunications: Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 988 (Gomez) - Sales and use taxes: exemption: energy or water efficient appliances Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 485 (Hernandez) - County of Los Angeles: sanitation districts Letter to Governor for Support for Assembly Bill 530 (Rendon) - Lower Los Angeles River Working Group Oppose unless amended to Assembly Bill 113 - Redevelopment Budget Trailer Bill Opposition to Assembly Bill 57 (Quirk) - Telecommunications: Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Opposition to Assembly Bill 718 (Chu) - Local Government Authority: Sleeping in Vehicles Support for Assembly Bill 428 (Nazarian) - Income taxes: credit: seismic retrofits Support for Assembly Bill 870 (Cooley) - State Funding for Rapid Rehousing Programs Opposition to Assembly Bill 744 (Chau) - Planning and Zoning: density bonuses Support for Assembly Bill 35 (Chiu and Atkins) - Income taxes: credits: low-income housing: allocation increase Support for Assembly Bill 288 (Holden) - the College and Career Access Pathways Act Letter to Governor for Support for Senate Bill 562 (Lara) - Long Beach Civic Center Project Big 10 Mayors' Letter for Redevelopment Budget Trailer Bill - Definition of Loan Agreements Big 10 Mayors' Letter for Special Session on Transportation Infrastructure Support for Assembly Bill 88 (Gomez) - Sales and use taxes: exemption: energy or water efficient appliances Support for Assembly Bill 988 (Stone) - Outdoor Environmental Education and Recreation Grant Program Opposition to Assembly Bill 848 (Stone) - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment Facilities Support for Senate Bill 16 (Beall) as amended on May 13, 2015 - Funding for Local Streets and Road Maintenance Opposition to Senate Bill 180 (Jackson) - Electricity: emissions of greenhouse gases Opposition to Department of Finance's Loan Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) Rate Proposal Opposition to Current Budget Trailer Language Re: Oversight Boards Support for Assembly Bill 204 (O'Donnell) - Los Angeles County Oversight Boards Oppose unless amended to Senate Bill 545 (Jackson) - Oil and Gas Operations Support for Assembly Bill 300 (Alejo) - Safe Water and Wildlife Protection Act of 2015 Support for Assembly Bill 1159 (Gordon) - Product stewardship: pilot program: household batteries and home-generated sharps waste Oppose unless amended to Assembly Bill 45 (Mullin) - Household hazardous waste Support for Senate Bill 140 (Leno) - Electronic Cigarettes Letter to Senator Lara for Support for Senate Bill 562 (Lara) - Long Beach Civic Center Project Support for Senate Bill 562 (Lara) - Long Beach Civic Center Project Concerns and Comments as related to the Governor's Budget Trailer Bill on Redevelopment Support for Senate Bill 485 (Hernandez) - County of Los Angeles: sanitation districts Support for Assembly Bill 22 (Rodriguez) - Office of Emergency Services: oil-by-rail spills firefighters Support for Senate Bill 3 (Leno) - Minimum wage: adjustment Big 10 Mayors' Letter for Senate Bill 3 (Leno) - State Minimum Wage Letter to Assemblymember O'Donnell for Sponsorship and Support for Assembly Bill 204 (O'Donnell) - Los Angeles County Oversight Board Extension Sponsorship and Support for Assembly Bill 204 (O'Donnell) - Los Angeles County Oversight Board Extension