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In LA County, transportation decisions are an integral part of the political process and daily life for the average citizen. Because of the dynamic policy-making process and the involvement of multiple levels of government, Metro's ability to plan, program and deliver transportation services is greatly impacted by federal, state and local legislation.

Metro's Government Relations Department directs and coordinates all activities relating to legislation and elected officials, involving legislative analyses, budgets, board and executive staff reports, briefings and tours for elected officials, administrators, businesses and civic leaders. Department staff serve as the principal liaisons to all federal, state and local elected officials, government agencies, commissions and their staff.

The department develops Metro's legislative goals and objectives, obtains legislative support and monitors the legislative process for impacts on the work of Metro.

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