The Chamber's professional staff showed their support for building more housing in L.A. County by spending Thursday working on four Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles houses in Long Beach. The staff also met with one of the families that will be buying one of the units.
Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben provided the business perspective at an Infrastructure Roundtable hosted by Congressman Jimmy Gomez at Union Station. Toebben spoke alongside California political and community leaders including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sup. Hilda Solis, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ron Miller of the L.A./O.C. Trades Council, Metro CEO Phil Washington, and Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. The roundtable focused on procuring funding to fix and modernize California's roads, bridges and transit systems.
As the new school year for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) begins, newly elected LAUSD Board President, Dr. Ref Rodriguez, and new board member, Kelly Gonez, headlined Education & Workforce Development Council meeting.
The L.A. Chargers hosted the L.A. Rams for a Training Camp Scrimmage Aug. 5. Chamber Board Members and staff were invited to watch the scrimmage and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages.
Chamber members, friends and family came together to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves!
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León shared his insight and expectations for the future of the cap-and-trade program in California at a joint meeting of the Chamber's Energy, Water & Environmental Council and Transportation & Goods Movement Council.
The Chamber and NextLA had a blast at the annual L.A.'s Largest Mixer, held at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The Pro-Housing Conference was held July 11 at the Japanese American National Museum.
Thank you to our Conference Co-Conveners:
California Community Foundation
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
Urban Land Institute
UCLA Ziman Center
UCLA Lewis Center
USC Lusk Center
American Planning Association - Los Angeles Chapter
Natural Resources Defense Council
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Pepperdine Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing
Abundant Housing LA.
Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben visited Berlin in July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City relationship. During the trip, he was able to spend time with Germany's current counsel general to L.A., Hans Jorg Neumann, and his two immediate predecessors Bernd Fisher and Wolfgang Drautz, both of whom are retired in Berlin.