On Wednesday, the Chamber joined Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, along with labor and business leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment package. The $5 billion-a-year program will provide funding to fix California roads, freeways and bridges, and comes with strict accountability provisions to ensure funds can only be spent on transportation. Our ACCESS Sacramento trip’s Transportation & Infrastructure team members participated in the press conference. The Chamber has been a strong advocate for this investment for the past year.
The Chamber's Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development provided students from Roosevelt High School's Law and Public Service pathway a behind-the-scenes look at L.A. City Hall. Here, the City Attorney's office provided the students access to an inspired experience in public service and the opportunity to hear from high level leadership, including L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer; L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson; Kevin James, president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works; and Monique Earl, assistant general manager for L.A. City Transportation. This work highlights the Chamber's efforts supporting Linked Learning, where education integrates rigorous academics with industry themed pathways.