The City's Intergovernmental
Relations Department is responsible for monitoring state and federal
government activities, developing legislative programs approved by City
Council, managing the City's federal and state consultants, and
coordinating legislative activities with other public and private-sector
Through coordination with City departments, staff perform several
intergovernmental relations functions including:
- the review
of federal and state legislation to determine the impact to the City.
- the enactment of
and state legislative and regulatory initiatives which would benefit the
- the identification of
legislation that would negatively impact the City.
- involving San Antonio
legislative and congressional delegations in issues impacting San Antonio
- managing the City's
federal and state consultants.
Relations also is responsible for identifying and implementing agreements
with other public agencies and political organizations in order to provide
increased efficiency and service to the citizens of San Antonio. To
accomplish this task, staff:
- analyze all current
agreements in an effort to determine their fiscal impact.
- assess potential
interlocal agreements with other government entities.
- negotiate fair and
equitable agreements in a professional and timely manner.
communications and working relationships with area political and corporate