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Governmental Affairs

The primary purpose of the Intergovernmental Relations Program is to advocate, coordinate and advance the City's legislative agenda to enhance the City's ability to govern and provide essential municipal and community services. 

Consuelo Hernandez, Director of Government Affairs
Office: 916-808-7395

Consuelo Hernandez brings with her extensive experience in state and local government.  Prior her many years of service as District Director for Council Member Steve Hansen, she was Vice President of State Government Affairs for the California Health Care Institute, Government Affairs Director for L.A. Care Health Plan, and was the Program Director for the California State Assembly’s Fellowship Program.  

Consuelo graduated from U.C. Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. 

Law and Legislation Committee

The Law and Legislation Committee is a Standing Committee, a permanent committee of the City Council established to coordinate City policies related to state and federal legislation and local ordinances.

Its purpose is to review state and federal legislation affecting the City and proposed changes to municipal ordinances in order to make recommendations to the full City Council.
All new and amended ordinances are reviewed and approved by the Committee prior to adoption by the City Council.

The Mayor appoints the four City Council members who serve on the Committee.

The Law and Legislation Committee meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

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