The City of Georgetown’s legislative program aims to empower the City to make local decisions necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens while opposing any measure that would diminish the City’s ability to function effectively or that would erode its authority to govern over its own local affairs in the best interest of our residents.
The City of Georgetown’s Intergovernmental Affairs Program advocates, coordinates and advances the City’s legislative agenda to enhance the City’s ability to govern and provide essential municipal and community services. The purpose of the program is to ensure the city’s interests are protected and enhanced through active involvement in the legislative process and strong intergovernmental relationships.
The City actively monitors state and federal legislation and takes appropriate action, when required, to protect the City’s interests and local legislative authority. The program provides a structure to engage community leaders and partner organizations to advocate for the citizens of Georgetown.
The State Legislature and the United States Congress propose and enact legislation that affects local municipal government – in both positive and negative ways. The City of Georgetown recognizes the need for active legislative engagement at the local, state, and federal levels to enhance the interests of Georgetown’s residents and businesses.