2017 Chamber Endorsements & Positions
L.A. COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES
Measure H - SUPPORT
CITY OF L.A. BALLOT MEASURES
Measure S (Neighborhood Integrity Initiative) - OPPOSED
Measure P - SUPPORT
CITY OF L.A. CANDIDATES
Eric Garcetti - the Mayor has successfully partnered with the Chamber on a number of priorities, including the passage of Measure M and Measure HHH in November and aligning the County and City on solutions to address our homelessness crisis. He led the way on a three-year plan to reduce the City’s Gross Receipts Tax and has been a champion of Hire LA’s Youth in partnership with the Chamber. On the March 7 ballot, he is aligned with the Chamber in opposition to Measure S and in support of Measure H.
Ron Galperin - Controller Galperin has made government transparency a priority in his first term and partnered with the Chamber on the launch of EconomyPanel LA. This dashboard on the Controller’s web site gives businesses and residents a deeper look at important economic information and demographic trends in the City of L.A.
Gil Cedillo, District 1 - Gil has worked with the Chamber on policies to address our housing shortage and create more affordable housing.
Bob Blumenfield, District 3 - Bob has been a strong advocate for digitally upgrading the city and has brought a laser focus on economic development to the different communities he represents.
Monica Rodriguez, District 7 - Monica will prioritize issues of importance to the Chamber, including housing and infrastructure, areas in which she has extensive experience from her years with the California Realtors Association and as Vice President of the City’s Public Works Commission.
Mike Bonin, District 11 - Mike has worked with the Chamber on transportation and homelessness efforts, and helped to broker a settlement with the Westchester community that will allow LAX to move forward on essential projects.
Mitch O’Farrell, District 13 - Mitch has been a champion for housing in his district, as well as an advocate for helping small businesses engage more efficiently with the City.
Joe Buscaino, District 15 - Joe has been a close partner with the Chamber on numerous issues that have helped to create economic opportunities in the City, especially policies that benefit the Port of Los Angeles and the San Pedro waterfront.