Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

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Department Finance Information



The Office of Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives strives to provide excellent service and support in driving the Mayor’s strategic initiatives and achieving the City of Tampa’s legislative and funding goals at the state and federal level.


  • Develop a state and federal agenda in consultation with the Mayor, City staff and contract lobbyists that is consistent with the City’s strategic plan and in accordance with the Mayor’s direction;
  • Communicate with the Mayor and department staff on an ongoing basis concerning the City’s priorities to be achieved through state and/or federal action;
  • Work with contract lobbyists to develop and implement suitable strategies and action plans that will result in successful passage of the City’s state and federal legislative and funding agenda;
  • Promote and maintain positive working relationships with members and staff of the Hillsborough County Legislative and Congressional Delegations, Florida Legislature, and other public entities; and
  • Provide prompt, professional, and accurate follow-up on items referred to the Intergovernmental Relations Office.


The Office of Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives cultivates and develops the Mayor’s strategic initiatives and addresses state and federal legislative actions that impact the City and works with City departments in identifying funding opportunities that support their mission. The office consistently strives to achieve the above goals and further the Mayor’s vision for our community.

Operating Budget Analysis

No revenues are earned by this General Fund department. General revenues provide all funding.

Personnel Expenses increase from Revised FY2021 is due to increases in salaries, pension contributions, and healthcare costs. Operating Expenses increased from Revised FY2021 due to additional funding for citizen surveys and grants and aid to Tampa Land Trust.

Total Budget

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