State Legislative Outreach

The Government Affairs Office main purpose is to advocate, coordinate and advance the City’s State Legislative Agenda to enhance the City’s ability to govern and provide essential municipal and community services. The issues of primary focus for the Office include transportation funding, affordable housing, stormwater management, and other legislation at the forefront of State policies. This Office analyzes State legislation, conducts research and provides strategic guidance to the Mayor and City Council, and City Departments. This Office also works closely with the State Legislative Committee of the City Council to assist the Committee in reviewing State legislation affecting the City and proposed changes to municipal ordinances in order to make recommendations to the full City Council. 

Resources

Adopted 2017 Legislative Agenda
City Council Resolutions/Actions
Long Beach Legislative Matrix 
State Legislative Calendar
State Senatorial Districts Map
State Assembly Districts Map


Position Letters

Letter to Governor Brown in Support for SB 54 (de León) - The California Values Act Letter to Governor Brown Support for AB 485 (O’Donnell) – Dogs and Cats: Adoption and Retail Sales Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Senate Bill 2 (Atkins) – Building Homes and Jobs Act Letter to Governor Brown in Support for AB 1533 (O’Donnell) -- Pupil Instruction: College Promise Partnership Act Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Senate Bill 396 (Lara) – Transgender Work Opportunity Act Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Senate Bill 31 (Lara) – The California Religious Freedom Act Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Assembly Bill 699 (O’Donnell) – Support Relating to Protection of Pupils Based on Immigration Status Letter to Governor Brown in Support for SB 3 (Beall) – Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 Letter to Governor in Assembly Bill 210 (Santiago) – Support Relating to Homeless Multidisciplinary Personnel Teams Letter to Governor in Support for Assembly Bill 391 (Chiu)—Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services Letter to Governor in Support for Assembly Bill 1111 (E_ Garcia) -- Removing Barriers to Employment Act: Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative Letter to Governor in Support for Assembly Bill 422 (Arambula) – California State University: Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Letter to Governor in Support for Assembly Bill 755 (E_ Garcia) ¬¬– Local agencies: Capital Investment Incentive Program Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Assembly Bill 391 (Chiu)—Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Assembly Bill 1180 (Holden) – Los Angeles County Flood Control District: Taxes, Fees, and Charges Letter to Governor Brown in Support of Senate Bill 687 (Skinner)—Support relating to Health Facilities: Emergency Centers: Attorney General Letter to Assemblymember Garcia in Support for Assembly Bill 1111 (E_ Garcia) -- Removing Barriers to Employment Act: Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative Letter to Governor Brown in Opposition to Senate Bill 649 (Hueso): Wireless telecommunications facilities Letter to Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas - Local Government: Taxation: Prohibition: Video Streaming Services Letter to Governor Brown in Support for Senate Bill 231 (Hertzberg): Local Government: Fees and Charges Letter to Assemblymember Holder in Support for Assembly Bill 1180 (Holden): Los Angeles County Flood Control District: Taxes, Fees, and Charges Letter to Senator Hueso in Opposition to Senate Bill 649 (Hueso): Wireless telecommunications facilities Letter to Senator Lara in Support for Senate Bill 174 (Lara) - Public utilities: settlement: 2015 power outages: City of Long Beach Letter to Chairman Hill in Support of Assembly Bill 485 (O'Donnell) - Adoption and Retail Sales of Dogs and Cats Letter to Chairman Allen in Support of Assembly Bill 699 (O'Donnell) - Protection of Pupils Based on Immigration Status Letter to Chairman Wiener in Support of Assembly Bill 210 (Santiago) - Homeless Multidisciplinary Personnel Teams Letter to Senator Skinner in Support of Senate Bill 687 (Skinner) - Health Facilities: Emergency Rooms: Attorney General Letter to Assemblymember Arambula in Support for Assembly Bill 422 (Arambula) - California State University Authority: Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Letter to Senator Lara for Support for Senate Bill 31 (Lara) - The California Religious Freedom Act Letter to Senate Pro Tempore de Leon for Support for Senate Bill 54 (de Leon) - The California Value Act Letter to Assemblymember Chiu for Support for Assembly Bill 391 (Chiu) - Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services Letter to Chair Thurmond for Support for Senate Bill 396 -Transgender Work Opportunity Act Letter Chairman Chiu for Support for Assembly Bill 1406 (Gloria) - Relating to Homeless Youth Advocacy Letter to Chair Aguiar-Curry for Support for Senate Bill 268 (Mendoza) - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Letter to Chair Aguiar-Curry for Opposition of Senate Bill 649 (Hueso) - Wireless telecommunications facilities Letter to Senator Beall for Support for Senate Bill 3 (Beall) – Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 Letter to Senator Atkins for Support for Senate Bill 2 (Atkins) – Building Jobs and Homes Act Letter to Senator Ben Allen for Assembly Bill 422 (Arambula) California State University Authority: Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Letter to Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell in Support of Assembly Bill 1533 (O’Donnell) – Pupil Instruction: College Promise Partnership Act Letter to Senator Ben Allen for Support for Senate Bill 705 (Allen)_ Solid waste: expanded polystyrene food service containers Letter to Senator Senator Ricardo Lara for Opposition of Senate Bill 649 (Hueso) – Wireless telecommunications facilities Letter to Senator Ed Hernandez for Support for Senate Bill 687 (Skinner) – Relating to Health Facilities: Emergency Centers: Attorney General Letter to Senator MIke McGuire for Opposition for Senate Bill 649 (Hueso) – Wireless telecommunications facilities Letter to Senate Pro Tempore de Leon for Support for Senate Bill 54 (de Leon) – The California Values Act Letter to Assemblymember Cristina Garcia for Support for Assembly Bill 1180 (Holden) – California Tire Fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund Letter to Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell for Support for Assembly Bill 655 (O’Donnell): California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program Letter to Assemblymember Jim Wood for Support for Assembly Bill 391 (Chiu)—Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services Letter to Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell for Support for Assembly Bill 485 (O’Donnell): Dogs and Cats: Adoption and Retail Sales Letter to Assemblymember Heath Flora for Opposition to Assembly Bill 1146 (Flora) – Local Cities and Counties: Legal Services: Contingency Fee Contracts Letter Joint by Cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland for Support for Senate Bill 1 and Assembly Bill 1 - Transportation Funding Letter to Chairmen Beall and Frazier for Support for Senate Bill 1 (Beall) and Assembly Bill 1 (Frazier) – Statewide Transportation Infrastructure Funding Letter to Senator Benjamin Hueso for Support for Senate Bill 6 (Hueso) – Accessibility to Legal Counsel in Removal Proceedings Letter to Assemblymember Miguel Santiago for Support for Assembly Bill 210 (Santiago) – Homeless Multidisciplinary Personnel Teams Letter to Senate Pro Tempore Kevin De León for Support for Senate Bill 54 (de León) – The California Values Act Letter to Senator Ricardo Lara for Support for Senate Bill 31 (Lara) – The California Religious Freedom Act Letter to Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell for Support for Assembly Bill 699 (O’Donnell) – Protection of Pupils Based on Immigration Status