Sherman Oaks, CA – The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley and Region Government Affairs Committee adopted several resolutions at their meeting on Monday, September 18th, 2017.
Proposition M funding allocation
In light of Los Angeles’ successful bid to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, and following previous re-allocations of Metro infrastructure spending packages, “The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley and its Member Chambers urge Metro and the City of Los Angeles that Proposition M funds not to be diverted or diluted from Metro’s 2035 Plan for the improvement, development and implementation of public and rapid transit in the San Fernando Valley.”
Following discussion, the motion passed by a margin of 9 in favor, 2 opposed, and 1 abstention.
Amazon Headquarters in the San Fernando Valley
The City of Los Angeles is responding to Amazon’s RFP seeking a location for its second headquarters. The City is recommending several sites, including the Warner Center in the West San Fernando Valley. Regarding this proposal, “United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley supports the relocation of Amazon to be in the West Valley”.
Following discussion, the motion passed unanimously.
Safe & affordable drinking water
In addition to the resolutions passed at the Government Affairs Committee meeting, the Executive Board voted to oppose SB623, issuing the following statement:
“SB would establish the Safe & Affordable Drinking Water Fund to assist communities and individual domestic well owners who lack access to safe drinking water, particularly those in small rural disadvantaged communities. Although the intention of the bill may be good, taxing a vital commodity such as drinking water at the tap unfairly penalizes millions of consumers. This bill will put a permanent tax on ratepayers of public water systems to fund the program and the late introduction of this concept through amendments that appeared in print yesterday, August 21.”
The United Chambers of the San Fernando Valley and Region is a coalition of 32 business organizations including 18 Member Chambers, representing over 21,000 businesses that provide over 387,000 jobs. United Chambers deals with Valley-wide, County-wide and Regional issues and promotes the San Fernando Valley’s overall welfare, progress and economic prosperity.