Herriman City's Government Affairs team is responsible for monitoring state and federal government activities, developing a program for the City Council's legislative priorities, and coordinating legislative activities with other public and private-sector entities. The City's staff works with state and federal lobbyists to track and respond to legislative issues related to local government, advocating in Herriman's best interest on various issues, including infrastructure, housing, water, economic development, public safety, appropriations, and more.
The City Council has established key principles to guide its support or opposition of bills. Additionally, specific priorities have been prepared for this year's session.
Herriman City participates in the Utah League of Cities and Towns, a statewide association to join voices in advocating in behalf of Utah's municipalities. The League works with legislators and coordinates with cities on legislative bills to ensure cities' best interests are heard by lawmakers. Herriman City typically will align with the ULCT in support or opposition of bills, but occasionally will hold a different stance. The League provides a website of all bills it is tracking and its current positions, voted on by its Legislative Policy Committee. The ULCT site includes most of the bills listed above that Herriman City is tracking.