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Federal & State Relationships
The City of Commerce City works closely with federal and state elected officials to make sure the city’s interests are represented in Washington, D.C. and the state capitol. Each year, City Council adopts legislative principles that form the basis for a state legislative policy statement and identifies federal priorities. Both documents are consistent with City Council’s stated goals and objectives.

2016 General Assembly
Using Commerce City’s State Legislative Issues Guide as a guide, staff reviews and analyzes legislation introduced in the Colorado General Assembly that have potential impact on the city’s interest. City Council’s legislative subcommittee determines official city positions on pending legislation.

2016 Federal Advocacy
City Council annually travels to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of Commerce City residents and businesses. Using Commerce City’s Federal Legislative Issues Guide, council members meet with the Colorado delegation and agency leaders to discuss topics of interest to our community. Throughout the year, the city interacts with regional federal administrators and district offices.