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Advisory Division

Government Affairs & Finance Section

The Government Affairs and Finance Section provides legal advice related to the San Diego City Charter, Municipal Code, open meeting laws, public records and disclosure laws, conflicts of interest, elections, and boards and commissions. The Section provides legal support to the Mayor’s Office, City Council, City Clerk, Independent Budget Analyst, Library, Funds Commission and the Civil Service Commission. The Section also advises all City departments, including the Audit Committee, the City Treasurer, the Comptroller and the City Auditor, regarding debt obligations; advises the City Council on its due diligence obligations under securities laws; assists the City in complying with securities disclosure laws; and assists with budget issues.