Chamber Supports Gov. Brown's Proposal for a Special Election in June on the State Budget

Gary Toebben on February 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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As you may have read, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday at a news conference its endorsement of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to hold a special election ...arrowRead More

Business and Labor Join Together on Important Issues

Gary Toebben on February 22, 2011 at 12:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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It wasn't an illusion. Last week, the presidents of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO appeared before Congress together on the same side. U.S. Chamber President Tom ...arrowRead More

A Message to the City of Los Angeles: Pension and Health Benefit Reform Now or Bust

Gary Toebben on February 15, 2011 at 12:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Last week, the City of Los Angeles received $50 million in bad news. No bidders are interested in leasing and operating nine city-owned parking garages. That lost revenue is ...arrowRead More

L.A. Unified Board Candidates will Build on Strong Foundation

Webmaster on February 8, 2011 at 12:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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L.A. voters will have a powerful choice on March 8 when voting for the members of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education. The results of this ...arrowRead More

"Democracy Is Messy" *

Jessica Duboff on February 4, 2011 at 12:00:00 am in Intersection L.A. 
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This morning in Simi Valley, a little known, but very important board met to choose their leadership for the coming year. The  Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) protects ground and surface water quality in the Los Angeles Region, including the coastal watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Their decisions on permitting, compliance and enforcement affect 10 million California residents.   arrowRead More

California Needs A Sound Budget ... Today

Gary Toebben on February 1, 2011 at 12:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Time is ticking down on California's budget clock. In his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown made it clear that "job number one make no mistake about it ...arrowRead More