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Office of Governor Brown
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
4401 Santa Anita Ave, Suite 201
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 626-350-0150
Fax: 626-350-0450
Senator Diane Feinstein
11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310 914 7300
Fax: 310 914 7318
Senator Barbara Boxer
312 N. Spring St, Ste 1748
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213 894 5000
Fax: 202 224 0357
State Senator Ed Hernandez
24th District Office
100 S. Vincent Ave #401
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: 626-430-2499
Fax: 626-430-2494
Assemblyman Roger Hernandez
48th District Office
100 N. Barranca St. Ste 895
West Covina, CA 91791
Phone: 626 960 4457
Fax: 626 960 1310
LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina
El Monte Field Office
3400 Aerojet Ave, Ste 240
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 626 350 4500
Email: molina@bos.lacounty.gov

San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers

Overview of the SGV Coalition's Positions:

  • Government - Support the functions of government to enhance the economic base of private enterprise and businesses in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Energy - Support efforts to develop and sustain safe, reliable and efficient cost effective sources of energy in order to maintain a viable business environment and robust economy in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Health Care - Preserve human dignity and access to basic services.
  • Infrastructure and Environment - Support the maintenance and required improvement of the infrastructure to support the needs of the existing population and growth, which stimulates the economy.
  • Labor - Foster legislation that will allow business and industry flexibility to safely and efficiently manage its employees and develop programs that enhance productivity.
  • Regulations - Support efforts to encourage new businesses and retain existing businesses by reforming the burdensome regulatory process.
  • Transportation - Support development and expansion of the transportation network.
  • Education - Support a robust educational program as a business and community asset in order to provide a qualified workforce, stimulate thoughtful consumerism, and inventive entrepreneurship to prepare responsible business leaders.
  • Click here to see the complete legislative platform.
  • Coalition Website

Clean Water Clean Beaches Measure (StormWater TAX/Fee)

San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers OPPOSED the Clean Water Clean Beaches Measure (StormWater TAX/Fee). We wrote letters and testified before the Board of Supervisors (BOS) as well as met with BOS staffto share our many concerns.

On Tuesday, March 12 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors closed a public hearing on the proposed Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure. The SGV Legislative Coalition of Chambers (SGVLCOC) was represented at this meeting by Lisa Bailey of the Irwindale Chamber who testified before the Supervisors. Like the public hearing held by the Supervisors in January, many folks testified both for and against the measure. In the end, 4 of the 5 Supervisors decided that the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure needed substantial rework and voted to not proceed with the measure at this time. Supervisor Antonovich voted against the motion because he believes storm water cleanup is a federal and state responsibility, not a county responsibility.

The SGVLCOC, working with other interested groups, including the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), met several times with the County Department of Public Works to develop a rational and fair approach to capturing, cleaning, saving, and utilizing storm water runoff. In the end, the Supervisors wisely decided that more time is needed to craft a fair measure and instructed staff to report back on bringing a revised proposal for general election in 2014

The challenge of complying with regional, state, and federal storm water requirements is not going away, and the Board of Supervisors clearly expects continued dialogue seeking to address the problem. The SGVLCOC will continue to stay engaged with the County officials on this matter and we will report on our efforts.
Thank you to those who helped us send a message to Metro by voting no on Measure J. We are hopefull that Metro will rethink its position and agree to fulfill the original promises made to the SGV. Once they do so we will wholeheartedly back a new measure extending the tax.

The Irwindale Chamber of Commerce AND San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers OPPOSE Measure J

Why would so many in the San Gabriel Valley oppose much needed transportation funds? Because Metro lied to us back in 2008. As one member of the SGVLCC stated during recent discussions "Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice, nope not this time". In 2008 many of us literally "Walked the Line" and attended Metro board meeting advocating for the Gold Line Foothill Extension to be placed in the Long Range Plan. Mostly to no avail. Then we had a promose of hope when the SGV banded together to oppose Measure R (2008). Metro printed a rebuttal letter in the 2008 Sample Ballot stating that they were funding the Gold Line to Claremont (the county line). See the actual text in the link below.

Earlier this year (2012) Metro is now on record saying that there will be NO FURTHER funding beyond Azusa with the original Measure R funds nor with this new 30 year extension of funding! Metro cares only about the projects on the west side of LA county, though they are quite willing to take the taxes from the San Gabriel Valley.

Please join us in telling Metro NO!-- Vote NO on Measure J.
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Overview of the Irwindale Chamber's Legislative Priorities

  • Government - Support the functions of government to enhance the economic base of private enterprise and Irwindale businesses.
  • Health Care - Preserve human dignity and access to basic services as a right of all citizens.
  • Energy - Support efforts to develop and sustain safe, reliable and efficient cost effective sources of energy in order to maintain a viable business environment and robust economy in the SGV.
  • Infrastructure and Environment - Support the maintenance and required improvement of the infrastructure to support the needs of the existing population and growth, which stimulates the economy.
  • Labor - Foster legislation that will allow business and industry flexibility to safely and efficiently manage its employees and develop programs that enhance productivity.
  • Regulations - Support efforts to encourage new businesses and retain existing businesses by reforming the burdensome regulatory process.
  • Transportation - Support development and expansion of the transportation network.
  • For specific information on the Chamber's legislative priorities, a complete brochure is available for viewing here.

CalChamber Links

San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network

The San Gabriel Public Affairs Network (PAN) is an organization focused on promoting the common interests of public affairs professionals in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding area. Its mission is to provide information, tools and resources that will enhance public affairs professionals, business leaders and elected officials to understand current issues affecting the San Gabriel Valley region and California.

The San Gabriel Public Affairs Network provides many important member benefits, including:

  • Access to key public policy leaders and information through periodic electronic communications and luncheon forums. The San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network provides speakers and experts that can present information on current issues affecting the San Gabriel Valley and California.
  • Promotes networking opportunities for public affairs professionals, business and industry leaders and key legislative staff and elected officials.
  • Creates relationships among members that facilitate the ability to seek advice and counsel from peers on problems and opportunities facing the public affairs industry as well as regional issues facing the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Provides sponsorship opportunities for companies in the San Gabriel Valley and provides an excellent way for corporate leaders to have access and discussions with key public policy leaders.
  • For more details please see the SGV PAN webpage here.