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Government & Employee Relations Section

Government & Employee Relations Section provides advice and legal support to the Council, Mayor’s Office, City Clerk, Independent Budget Analyst, City Auditor, City Treasurer, and various commissions, including the Civil Service Commission. The Section provides legal opinions and analysis concerning core municipal functions relating to the City Charter, San Diego Municipal Code, Mayor-Council form of governance, open meeting laws, public records, record retention, ethics and conflicts of interest, boards and commissions, and election law.

Additionally, the Section provides legal services to the City’s Human Resources, Personnel, and Risk Management Departments, advising City staff on all federal and state employment-related laws that apply to the City as a public agency employer, provides legal support to the City’s labor negotiations team, and advises on employment and benefits-related tax issues.


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