Chamber talks modernizing L.A. infrastructure with Calif. political leaders
Wednesday, 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. PHOTO.
Chamber welcomes new LAUSD Board President & Board Member
As the new school year for Los Angeles Unified School District
(LAUSD) begins this week, newly elected LAUSD Board President, Dr. Ref Rodriguez, and new board member, Kelly Gonez, headlined last week's Education & Workforce Development Council
meeting. Rodriguez and Gonez addressed the District's financial deficit, dual language programs and charter schools. "I'm ecstatic about the partnership LAUSD has with the Chamber," Rodriguez noted. SEE THE PHOTOS.
L.A. City Council gives final approval for L.A. 2028 Olympic Games
The Chamber stood in support last week as L.A. City Council gave final approval for L.A. to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. Council members unanimously supported the bid and agreed to accept financial responsibility in the event of cost overruns. READ MORE.
L.A. County small business input needed
One of the Chamber's research partners is launching a new survey with the goal of improving opportunities for local small businesses. Whether you run a small business or work in one, your perspective is valuable for this project! The survey will take 10-15 minutes, and is open until Aug. 24. TAKE THE SURVEY.
Chamber supports Mayor's L.A. Cyber Lab program
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the L.A. Cyber Lab
this week. The program is a city-led partnership dedicated to protecting businesses and residents from cyber attacks by freely sharing information about cybersecurity threats. The Chamber supports this effort to bridge the gap between residents, business and government to further combat cyber-crime and guide cyber activity. LEARN MORE.