ACTION ALERT: Protect hospitality jobs from unworkable policies

Posted May 5th, 2022 | Status:

Please join BizFed in stepping up to strengthen the California Hospitality United Coalition (CHUC).

The statewide business coalition is focused on pending local regulations that harm hospitality jobs and small businesses that rely on tourism and business travel. We voted in April to join the CHUC in order to protect the pandemic-ravaged hospitality industry, a key driver of our regional economy.

In 2020, the hospitality industry generated $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue in Los Angeles. It supported 177,300 local jobs. Taxes generated by hotel guests alone are the second largest source of tax revenue in the city of LA. These funds support essential city services such as law enforcement and homeless services.


THE THREAT

Special interest groups are pushing policies that could devastate the hospitality economy and jobs in various sectors. These policy proposals include:

  • Adding new fees to the cost of renovating or building new hotels.
  • Creating workload limitations that would triple the cost of hotel housekeeping.
  • Requiring all hotels to shelter unhoused individuals in any vacant hotel room alongside paying guests.
  • Expanding PAGA by allowing lawsuits against any hotel that refuses to be used as a homeless shelter.

THE IMPACT

These policies would make California’s tourism and convention industry less competitive, hurting small enterprise owners and communities throughout the state. They would also lead to the loss of local transient occupancy tax revenue and create additional red tape around new development. We need to stand up and fight for jobs, workers, and the economy – together.


THE GRASSROOTS ARMY

Follow BizFed’s lead and sign on to join CHUC today!

COALITION MEMBERS:

American Hotel & Lodging Association
Asian American Hotel Owners Association
Asian Industry B2B
Burbank Chamber of Commerce
Brea Chamber of Commerce
California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns
California Business and Industrial Alliance
California Business Properties Association
California Business Roundtable
California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
California Hotel & Lodging Association
California Retailers Association
California Taxpayers Coalition
California Taxpayer Protection Committee
California Travel Association
Central City Association of Los Angeles
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Destination Irvine
El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce
Greater Los Angeles Hospitality Association
Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
Hotel Association of Los Angeles
Hotel Council of San Francisco
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Business Federation
Malibu Chamber of Commerce
National Federation of Independent Business
Protect Culver City
Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
South Orange County Economic Coalition
Taiwan Hotel & Motel Association of Southern California
Travel Santa Ana
United Latinos Action
West Ventura County Business Alliance
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce
Valley Industry & Commerce Association
Yorba Linda Chamber Of Commerce


Join this ever-growing group of diverse organizations today!

PS: What other pending regulations and regional issues are you concerned about? Let us know by taking the BizFed Pulse Poll.

 

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