Government & Fiscal Affairs Council

Date: January 17, 2013Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Shannon CooperPhone: 213.580.7565Email: scooper@lachamber.com

Mayor Villaraigosa on immigration reform, Jan. 17 and the CAO, Miguel Santana, on economic development, Jan. 15

Join us on Jan. 17 for a meeting of the Government & Fiscal Affairs Council and hear from Mayor Villaraigosa. Also join us on Jan. 15 to hear from CAO Miguel Santana. 
Mayor Villaraigosa's vision for comprehensive immigration reform and its impact on the business community 

Thursday, Jan. 17
10 - 11:30 a.m.

L.A. Area Chamber

350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Special Guest:  


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa 

Soon after his reelection, Pres. Barack Obama expressed his intent to pursue comprehensive immigration reform in 2013. With one of the largest foreign-born populations in the country, immigration reform would significantly impact Los Angeles' regional economy. Join the us as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa outlines the type of reform he thinks would be most beneficial for Los Angeles businesses.
The Government & Fiscal Affairs Council serves as the Chamber's primary committee to evaluate legislation and policies that affect the broad business community and civic life including taxes, regulations and government reforms. They will meet monthly to monitor and/act on general business regulatory issues, and will focus on L.A. City public policy issues.
Life after CRA: Learn about the new model for economic development in the City of L.A.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Special Guest:

Miguel Santana
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Los Angeles

When Gov. Jerry Brown came into office, one of his most impactful decisions was to dismantle the California Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and redirect those public funds to help address the state's budget deficit. In order to get back on track to achieving Los Angeles' economic development goals that were abandoned with the CRA's demise, the Mayor and City Council have approved the concept of an Economic Development Department and a non-profit that would contract with the City. An ad-hoc committee was formed and a consultant hired to study current economic activities, best practices in other cities and the best structure for a future entity.

Join the Chamber and the Chief Administrative Officer's office to hear the results of the study and learn how the City intends to move forward in filling the role that the CRA used to play in economic development.
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For more information, contact Ruben Gonzalez, 213.580.7568.