The Chamber and partners Metro and Mobility 21 hosted a reception in honor the California Transportation Commission (CTC) at the beautifully renovated, historic Los Angeles Union Station. The evening was filled with transportation leaders, including the Chamber’s very own Board Member and CTC commissioner, Fran Inman, who also serves as the Vice Chair of the CTC. The reception marked the first CTC meeting in L.A. in recent years.
(Photos courtesy of Jenny Larios)
L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell joined the Chamber for a conversation on public safety in the L.A. region. Sheriff McDonnell discussed on how mental illness and the homelessness crisis impact the police force, and the role trust plays in police and community relations.
A historic coalition, comprised of City of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the L.A. Area Chamber and the L.A. Federation of Labor, came together in opposition to Measure S, the ill-conceived and dangerous housing ban on the March 7th ballot.
The Chamber, elected officials and Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx came together in celebration of federal funds committed to the Purple Line Extension, Phase 2.
Measure S, the building moratorium slated for the March 2017 city ballot, would worsen Los Angeles's affordability crisis, cost the city nearly $2 billion in lost economic activity, and rip a $70 million-plus hole in the City of Los Angeles budget each year, according to an economic impact report produced by Beacon Economics.
Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania joined the Chamber for a meeting on current health care initiatives.
3rd Annual State of L.A. Infrastructure
Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke to 100+ Chamber members as one of two candidates for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Boxer.
California State Treasurer John Chiang spoke to the Chamber at the Accenture Pancakes & Politics Breakfast Speaker Series about California's finances and his goal of increased transparency in fiscal matters.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, councilmembers, business and civic leaders, formerly homeless men and women, and service providers joined together to promote a $1.2 billion bond issue on the November 2016 ballot.