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

March 2021 Press Releases


3/09/2021 CAO Legislative Report

February 2021 Press Releases


2/22/2021 CAO Legislative Report

January 2021 Press Releases


1/25/2021 CAO Legislative Report

December 2020 Press Releases


12/21/2020 CAO Legislative Report

12/14/2020 CAO Legislative Report

October 2020 Press Releases


10/02/2020 2019-2020 Chapetered and Vetoed Bill of County Interest

September 2020 Press Releases


9/28/2020 CAO Legislative Report - Enrolled Bills

9/14/2020 CAO Legislative Report - Enrolled Bills

9/08/2020 CAO Legislative Report - Enrolled Bills

9/08/2020 County Position Report - Chaptered, Enrolled, Vetoed

August 2020 Press Releases


8/31/2020 CAO Legislative Report

8/24/2020 CAO Legislative Report

8/03/2020 CAO Legislative Report

July 2020 Press Releases


7/27/2020 CAO Legislative Report

7/20/2020 CAO Legislative Report

7/13/2020 CAO Legislative Report

7/06/2020 CAO Legislative Report

June 2020 Press Releases


6/29/2020 CAO Legislative Report

6/22/2020 CAO Legislative Report

6/15/2020 CAO Legislative Report

6/08/2020 CAO Legislative Report

6/01/2020 CAO Legisltive Report

May 2020 Press Releases


5/18/2020 CAO Bill Report

5/12/2020 CAO Bill Report

April 2020 Press Releases


4/28/2020 California Pandemic Roadmap

4/15/2020 CAO Bill Report



Legislative Materials

Contact Us



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

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

Amanda Meere
Government Relations Analyst
Amanda.Meere@cao.sbcounty.gov

or call 909.387.4821


Government Agencies