In fiscal year 2012/2013, the City of Delano was contracting on a monthly basis with California Consulting, LLC as their consultant lobbyist. The monthly fee the city was paying to them was $3,500.  For fiscal year 2013/2014 the City did an RFP for Grant Writing and Government Affairs Advocacy Services.  On October 21, 2013 council awarded contracting work to Townsend Public Affairs Inc. The new contract is on a task order basis with a limit of up to $60,000 per year.

Elected officials and municipal staff also utilize the League of California Cities as an educational resource.  The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.