Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce I April 17
 
Chamber gears up for ACCESS Washington, D.C. with upcoming Council meetings

This Friday, April 21, is the deadline for early bird registration for our annual ACCESS Washington, D.C. trip. Join us May 22-24 to build relationships with the new administration and advocate for issues that impact Southern California. Upcoming council meetings will address federal issues in a range of areas, including:
  • Land Use, Housing & Construction Council, April 26: Douglas Guthrie, the President & CEO of the Housing Authority for the City of Los Angeles will discuss proposed cuts to housing programs in the President's federal budget and the impact those would have on our local programs. RSVP.
  • Transportation and Goods Movement Council, May 2: Metro will provide an update on the latest conversations around a possible federal infrastructure package. RSVP.
  • Innovation & Technology Council, May 9: The Council will tackle H-B1 visas and its impact on the tech industry. RSVP.
  • Health Care Council, May 12: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard will join us to discuss the status of ongoing health care reform talks in Congress. RSVP.
LA Compact discusses student outcome policy priorities with state legislators

In partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, First 5 LA, Associated Administrators of Los Angeles and United Teachers Los Angeles, the Chamber hosted a legislative luncheon to discuss the LA Compact's shared policy priorities aimed to improve student outcomes from cradle to career.  Sen. Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarain and over 10 legislative staff engaged in a discussion around opportunities to better partner with the L.A. delegation in the upcoming legislative session to ensure all students succeed.  
Chamber discusses future of CEQA with Assemblymember Vince Fong
 
Assemblymember Vince Fong, representing the 34th district, visited the Chamber last week to meet with our members and discuss issues we could work together on. The discussion included the need for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the impacts the cost of housing and infrastructure projects. SEE THE PHOTOS.
 
State legislature approves Chamber-supported transportation funding package
 
On April 6, both the state Senate and Assembly passed SB1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act, which will raise $52 billion over the next ten years to fund repairs to our state's roads and highways. The Chamber spent the week urging legislators to vote yes after participating in a press conference with the Governor and legislative leaders during ACCESS Sacramento. LEARN MORE.
Major changes to LAX
 
Last week, the Chamber's Executive Committee heard a presentation from Diamond Club member Delta on their major plans for LAX. From May 12-16, Delta will move all operations from Terminals 5 & 6 into Terminals 2 & 3, and the airlines that currently operate there will move to the south side of the airport. This move will allow Delta to operate next to their partner airlines, improving the passenger experience, and facilitate future terminal construction projects planned for LAX. If you plan to travel out of LAX in May, please make sure to check your gate before departure. LEARN MORE.
POLICY CALENDAR
 
April 20 - Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit
April 20 - Mayor Garcetti's State of the City
April 21 - Breakfast with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
April 21 - Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council
April 21 - ACCESS Washington, D.C. Steering Committee luncheon 
 
Small business owners aren't happy with California's new gas taxes, Whittier Daily News, 4.7.17; 
Small business owners aren't happy with California's new gas taxes, Pasadena Star News, 4.7.17; 
Small business owners aren't happy with California's new gas taxes, The Sun, 4.7.17; 
Small business owners aren't happy with California's new gas taxes, The Daily Bulletin, 4.7.17; California's major economic sectors to benefit from new Strong Workforce funding, California Economic Summit, 4.13.17; Amazon automation expert will speak at Southern California supply chain summit, The Press Enterprise, 4.1.17.
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