Affinity Groups

This initiative will give local businesses from similar industries the opportunity to meet with City staff and the Mayor’s office to discuss any issues they are currently experiencing with local government. Whether the issue has to do with code enforcement, permit processing, or just general questions about who to talk to and where to go at City Hall for particular services, the affinity groups will help guide business owners in the right direction. While the short term goals of the affinity groups are to solve the day to day issues for local business owners, the long term goal is to create a sustainable, transparent relationship between the local business community and the City and to provide efficient services to help our local businesses thrive.

The following affinity groups have already met and collectively identified their priorities:

If you fall into one of these categories and want to be sure to be included in the affinity group, or if you would like to recommend an affinity group for your business industry, please contact Amy Huerta at 621-8362 or

Serving as an advocate for the local business community inside City Hall by promoting the economic value that local business contributes to our City and constantly striving to establish a business-friendly environment where business thrives.