L.A. Area Chamber Unveils Agenda to Recover, Reform and Rebuild California
L.A.’s leading business organization outlines priorities for annual advocacy trip to the state capital following the defeat of Propositions 1A-1E on California Special Election Ballot
May 20, 2009 8:00 am
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce today outlined priorities to recover, reform and rebuild California following the defeat of Propositions 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E on the California Special Election Ballot. Together with more than 100 business leaders, the L.A. Area Chamber will meet with state lawmakers to advance its reform agenda during Access Sacramento – the region’s leading business advocacy trip to the state capital June 10 and 11.
“California’s fiscal crisis has never been more urgent,” said Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. “There is no time to waste. The L.A. Area Chamber and more than 100 business leaders are headed to Sacramento to urge immediate steps to protect the state’s financial integrity, create the businesses and jobs that will put Californians back to work and generate the revenue needed by state and local government.”
During the two-day advocacy trip, the 100 plus-member bipartisan delegation will meet with lawmakers on specific actions to help recover, reform and rebuild California. Priority issues include: maximizing California’s stimulus investments; incentivizing workforce and economic development; reforming the broken budgeting process; granting school districts charter-like flexibilities; ensuring the state’s water supply; and much more. The complete advocacy agenda is available at: www.lachamber.com/accesssacramentoadvocacy
The L.A. Area Chamber is a champion for state budget reform that addresses the long-term fiscal challenges facing California. In June 2008, the L.A. Area Chamber issued guiding principles for reform including a balanced combination of spending reductions and revenue increases to close the budget gap and strengthen reserves. Together with nearly every business association in the state, the L.A. Area Chamber endorsed Propositions 1A-1F as necessary steps to balance the $21.3 billion and address the growing budget deficit. More information on the L.A. Area Chamber is available at www.lachamber.com.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.
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