Mission & Duties


The mission of the Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs is to effectively advocate the county’s interest on the federal, state and local level by communicating the strategic priorities and policy direction of the Board of Supervisors to the California Congressional and State Legislative delegations as well as local regional entities.

Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the county’s legislative advocacy program. The office is responsible for the annual state and federal legislative platforms in accordance with the strategic priorities and policy direction of the Board of Supervisors. The office serves as a liaison between the county and the federal and state legislative delegation as well as regional entities. The Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs tracks legislation through the legislative process and works in conjunction with county departments to ascertain the impacts of pending legislation and regulations in order to provide recommendations to support or oppose pending legislation.

The office maintains effective working relationships with the California Congressional and State Legislative delegation and the federal and state administration. The Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs oversees and administers legislative activities and outreach by fostering relationships with appropriate local, state and federal delegations, caucuses, associations, joint powers authorities, and public and private sector officials.

News & Information

September 2017 Press Releases


9/15/2017 County Legislative Report

9/15/2017 Legislation with a County Position

9/12/2017 County Legislative Report

9/12/2017 Legislation with a County Position

9/05/2017 County Legislative Report

9/05/2017 Legislation with a County Position

August 2017 Press Releases


8/28/2017 County Legislative Report

8/28/2017 Legislation with a County Position

8/21/2017 Legislation with a County Position

8/07/2017 County Legislative Report

8/07/2017 Legislation with a County Position

July 2017 Press Releases


7/17/2017 County Legislative Report

7/17/2017 Legislation with a County Position

June 2017 Press Releases


6/26/2017 County Legislative Report

6/26/2017 Legislation with a County Position

6/02/2017 County Legislative Report

6/02/2017 Legislation with a County Position

May 2017 Press Releases


5/08/2017 County Legislative Report

5/08/2017 Legislation with County Position

April 2017 Press Releases


4/24/2017 County Legislative Report

4/17/2017 County Legislative Report

4/11/2017 County Legislative Update

4/11/2017 Legislation with a County Position

4/05/2017 County Legislative Update

4/04/2017 County Supported Bills

March 2017 Press Releases


3/13/2017 County Legislative Update

3/13/2017 County Supported Legislation

January 2017 Press Releases


1/23/2017 County Legislative Update

1/17/2017 County Legislative Update

1/09/2017 County Legislative Update

1/03/2017 County Legislative Update

December 2016 Press Releases


12/19/2016 NACo 2016 Election Analysis

12/13/2016 2017-18 New Assemblymembers

12/13/2016 2017-18 New Senators

12/13/2016 County Legislative Update

November 2016 Press Releases


11/25/2016 State Legislative Update



Contact Us

Josh Candelaria
Director
jcandelaria@sbcounty.gov

Chekesha Gilliam
Governmental and Legislative Affairs Analyst
Chekesha.Gilliam@cao.sbcounty.gov

Maral Hernandez
Governmental and Legislative Affairs Analyst
Maral.Hernandez@cao.sbcounty.gov

Andy Silva
Government Relations Analyst
Andrew.Silva@cao.sbcounty.gov

Cindy Dalton
Executive Secretary
cdalton@sbcounty.gov

or call 909.387.4821


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