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Department of Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Department manages the City's state and federal legislative priorities as proposed by the Mayor and adopted by the City Council. The department directs the City's lobbying teams and collaborates with other local government entities such as SANDAG, the Port of San Diego and the County Water Authority. Staff advocates at all levels of government on key City issues such as infrastructure, cross-border collaboration, affordable housing, homelessness, workforce development, water supply, energy, regulatory relief, public safety, economic development, protection of city resources and grant funding.