Gov. Gavin Newsom, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Controller Betty Yee, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond were all sworn into office this week. Chamber incoming Board Chair Jerry Neuman, DLA Piper LLP; President & CEO Maria S. Salinas; and Policy Manager Olivia Lee were all in Sacramento for the festivities.
On Wednesday, the Land Use, Construction & Housing Council and Transportation & Goods Movement Council jointly held their last meeting of the year, focusing on transit oriented communities and developments.
The Chamber's Innovation & Technology Council held their last meeting of the year, dedicated to the discussion of the digital divide and ensuring digital inclusion for all.
Friday's joint Health Care and Transportation & Goods Movement Council featured special guest, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, chair of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and chair of the Board of Directors of L.A. Metro.
The Chamber convened a special joint Transportation & Goods Movement and Innovation & Technology Council focused on the intersection between autonomous vehicles (AVs), artificial intelligence (AI) and goods movement with Aravind Kailas, Ph.D., research and innovation manager at Volvo Group CTO Office, and David Libatique, deputy executive director of stakeholder engagement at the Port of Los Angeles.
The Chamber's Innovation & Technology Council and Bixel Exchange welcomed presenter Bryan Myint, managing director at Republic Crypto, for a robust presentation and discussion surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Sen. Ben Allen joined the Chamber, Boeing and TreePeople for a lunch program today on how to engage kids in environmental issues and grow the green jobs sector.
On June 18, the L.A. Area Chamber and Central City Association hosted Candidate for California Governor and Current Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, to learn about his positions on the most critical issues in our city. The event was held at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI).