The Office of Planning and Research (OPR) assists the Governor and the Administration in planning, research, policy development, and legislative analysis. The OPR formulates long-range state goals and policies to address land use, climate change, population growth and distribution, urban expansion, infrastructure development, and resource protection. The OPR acts as the state's liaison to a variety of entities including local government, planning professionals, small business, and the military. The OPR houses the Advisor on Military Affairs and supports the Strategic Growth Council. In addition, OPR houses California Volunteers, a program aimed to increase the number and impact of Californians involved with service and volunteering throughout the state.