4/24/2017 UCC Press Release

 

UNITED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 24, 2017 ~ Sherman Oaks, CA. The United Chambers of Commerce has taken the official position(s) on the following critical issues facing the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County and all of California. 

The United Chambers of Commerce has taken the following positions. These positions reflect only those of United Chambers and do not necessarily  reflect the positions of any of our individual Chamber Members:

 

Measure M

A motion was made to recommend to the L.A. City Council that Measure M monies go to various traffic and safety measures, as well as to road and sidewalk repair, and not to adding bike lanes.  

 

SUPPORT – AB 332 Illegal Dumping

A motion was made to support AB 332, which would allow local governments temporarily to close a street or alley where persistent illegal dumping has been proven to occur with. 

 

OPPOSED – AB 199

A motion was made to oppose AB 199, which would eliminate the longstanding residential exemption from prevailing wage rates and thereby make private, market rate residential development a public work project for which a prevailing wage would be paid with 

 

OPPOSED – SB 1

A motion was made that all Non-Emergency, Non Essential projects at the state or local level be removed from the funding under SB 1 including but not limited to bicycle paths and other local projects that claim to be transit projects that do nothing to reduce the automobile traffic.

 

SUPPORT – AB 301

A motion was made to support AB 301, on the basis this bill would expedite the process to get a trucker’s driver’s license from a source other than the DMV.

 

 
 
We invite your comments and questions. Please direct your inquiries to the Executive Director of United Chambers of Commerce: marian@unitedchambers.org