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    TUESDAY | Feb. 24, 2009


 

 

 
 
   


Coming up
at the Chamber

View all upcoming events on our Web calendar.

FRI | Feb. 27
Land Use, Construction & Housing Committee Meeting
more info

FRI | Feb. 27
Accenture Pancakes & Politics Breakfast Speaker Series
Featuring Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
more info

TUE | March 3
U.S.-Korea Green Tech Business Forum Luncheon
more info

THU | March 5
Trade Finance Tools for Exporting in an Economic Downturn
more info

MON-THU | March 9-12
Southern California On The Hill - Access Washington, D.C.
more info


TUE | March 10
L.A. Export Series: Session 5
Getting Paid for Export Sales
more info

WED | March 18
Global Initiatives Committee Meeting
more info

FRI | March 20
Principal for a Day
more info


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit
www.lachamber.com.

350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Election Day in Los Angeles is Tuesday, March 3. During these difficult economic times, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the candidates we believe will be most effective in helping to create jobs and accelerate our economic recovery.

The current loss of jobs in the private sector and the decrease in tax revenue associated with those lost jobs mean that every elected official and their employees at L.A. City Hall must go to work every day with a new commitment to partner with the private sector and help our businesses achieve economic recovery. This is also the time to evaluate and streamline all city operations to achieve maximum value for each tax dollar.

Based on these goals to grow private sector jobs and improve government efficiency and transparency, the L.A. Area Chamber's Board of Directors has opposed Measure B and endorsed Measure E as noted below.

In the only City Council race that is "open" in this election, the Chamber's L.A. Jobs PAC has endorsed Adeena Bleich as the next City Councilmember from the 5th District. Adeena distinguished herself in this field of talented candidates with her commitment to economic development, small business growth and transparency at L.A. City Hall.

The Chamber endorses the following candidates and has taken positions on the following measures in the City of Los Angeles March 3 election:

CITYWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS
MAYOR ............................ Antonio R. Villaraigosa
CITY ATTORNEY ................................ Jack Weiss
CONTROLLER ............................... Wendy Greuel
CITY COUNCIL
DISTRICT NO. 1 ................................. Ed P. Reyes
DISTRICT NO. 3 ............................ Dennis P. Zine
DISTRICT NO. 5 ....................... Adeena N. Bleich
DISTRICT NO. 7 ......................... Richard Alarcón
DISTRICT NO. 9 ................................ Jan C. Perry
DISTRICT NO. 11 .......................... Bill Rosendahl
DISTRICT NO. 13 .............................. Eric Garcetti
DISTRICT NO. 15 .............................. Janice Hahn
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 2 ............................ Mónica García
DISTRICT NO. 4 ................................ Mike Stryer
DISTRICT NO. 6 ........................... Nury Martinez
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEAT NO. 2 ................................. Angela Reddock
SEAT NO. 4 .................................... Kelly Candaele
SEAT NO. 6 .................................. Nancy Pearlman
SEAT NO. 7 .................................. Miguel Santiago


BALLOT MEASURES
OPPOSE
MEASURE B
Solar Energy and Job Creation Program

The Chamber embraces the economic and business opportunities that an aggressive solar program will bring to Los Angeles. But the process used to bring Measure B to the voters cannot be condoned. Measure B would signal a new direction in the management of the city’s utility through piecemeal ballot measures intended to favor single programs that should more appropriately be considered by the LADWP Commission, business, labor and the public in a broader context and through a transparent process. 

SUPPORT
MEASURE E

Economic Incentives for Business Development
Los Angeles is being bombarded by recruiters from cities and states trying to relocate our companies. The Chamber supports efforts to retain and attract businesses to Los Angeles. Measure E will provide the mayor and city council with the authority to design, in a public process, incentives such as tax and fee waivers for businesses and jobs we want to keep or attract to Los Angeles.

Take the Chamber's official voting guide with you to the polls

Join us in voting for a better L.A. on March 3.

And tha''s The Business Perspective.



Gary L. Toebben
President & CEO
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


The Business Perspective is a weekly opinion piece by Gary Toebben, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, produced with the input of Samuel Garrison, Vice President of Public Policy.
 
by Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

 

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