Mayor’s Office of Legislative and Government Affairs

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We are the initial point of contact for federal and state legislative offices as well as the board of supervisors and commissions on legislative, budget or issue-oriented inquiries and represent the Mayor at legislative meetings/hearings, and community meetings. We assist departments and other Mayoral staff with the implementation of the Mayor’s policy agenda and priorities.

Government Affairs acts as a resource for the Mayor and city departments on federal and state budget and appropriations issues, legislation, and other public policy or political issues that may impact San Francisco. We work to develop credible working relationships with city leaders to optimize federal and state government relations efforts.

This office also participates in the formulation of City positions and communication strategies on federal and state policy or political issues of concern and recommends or implements a course of action. The Director of Legislative and Government Affairs manages the contract lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, DC and provides assistance/analysis as needed. The staff also regularly confers with elected officials and staff of congressional representatives and state legislative committees as appropriate to advance San Francisco’s position on issues.