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Government Affairs Office

Operating under the oversight of the City Manager, the Government Affairs Office monitors and analyzes legislative and policy proposals. This Office tracks federal and state legislation and advocates to advance City priorities as outlined in the City’s Federal and State Legislative Agendas. This Office coordinates the City’s response to a wide range of public issues and advises elected officials and senior management. The issues of primary focus for the Office include economic development, public safety, housing and homelessness, transportation, sustainable and livable communities, and other policies at the forefront of government. The City’s Federal and State Legislative Agendas provide additional descriptions of all the priorities the Government Affairs Office is directed to devote staff and resources. 

The Government Affairs Office is also responsible for advancing and maintaining positive and effective external relations for Long Beach. This Office cultivates relationships with federal, state, and local elected and appointed officials, as well as governmental agencies in an effort to advance the City's legislative agendas. To contact your elected official or to view your elected official’s office information, please visit the U.S. Senators, Congress Members, State Senator, or Assembly Members pages on our website.