State Resources

Executive Branch

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown

Governor Brown convened the Governor’s Military Council in 2013 to help state policymakers understand the opportunities and challenges associated with maintaining and growing national defense operations in the state. 

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

OPR coordinates state policies that affect the military, including land use planning, regulatory activities by state agencies, and state legislation. OPR is working to improve communication and encourage collaboration between local governments and the United States Military on land use planning and development issues in California.

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

GO-Biz serves as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

California Military Department

The California Military Department is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve and the California Youth and Community Programs. In addition to providing homeland defense for California and the Western U.S. and deploying to support to combat commanders overseas, the California National Guard also provides disaster response such as firefighting and relief aid during emergencies throughout the nation.

California Department of Veterans Affairs

The California Department of Veterans Affairs provides a wide variety of information and services to California’s veterans, including health, housing, education and employment.

Legislative Branch