The Authority’s Government Affairs staff is responsible for developing and coordinating the organization’s legislative program at the federal, state, regional and local levels. The Government Affairs team monitors and analyzes the impact of legislative and regulatory issues, and develops a coordinated strategy for responding to these issues as they impact San Mateo County's transportation services. The Government Affairs staff maintains an active presence in Washington D.C. and Sacramento to ensure that our interests are well represented in these various forums. Staff also coordinates local and community affairs and serves as the liaison to regional organizations, local government and the communities we serve.
Legislative and regulatory actions have the potential to significantly benefit the Agency’s programs and services. They also have potential to present serious challenges that threaten the Agency’s ability to meet our most critical transportation demands.
The Legislative Program establishes the principles that will guide the Agency’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts through the calendar year, including the State legislative session and Congress. The program is intended to be broad enough to cover the wide variety of issues that are likely to be considered during that time and flexible enough to allow the Agency to respond swiftly and effectively to unanticipated developments.
Government Affairs Staff
Jessica Epstein, Director, Gov't & Community Affairs
Director, Government & Community Affairs