HERE’S WHAT THE BIZFED BOARD DECIDED IN NOVEMBER
Many thanks to our November Board Meeting host Latham & Watkins!
Don’t let Pomona City Council drive away jobs and investment
On November 19th, the Pomona City Council will consider amendments to the zoning laws affecting the Fairplex. These zoning amendments would give oversight to events held at Fairplex, requiring Conditional Use Permits Environmental Impact Reports for events. amendments like these will hinder events at the Fiarplex and put a strain on its business, which will hurt the entire city. The Fairplex cannot move, but many of the events that are hosted there could choose other venues, putting over 500 jobs at risk. BizFed is opposed to these F-Zone and will be writing to Pomona City Council and publicly testify before the Council on November 19th. Click here for supporting details and letter to the Pomona City Council.
Don’t gamble with city revenue, protect legal card rooms!
BizFed opposes a proposal by the Bureau of Gambling Control in the removal of some Blackjack games at card rooms in California. These games have been legally permitted for over 20 years. Casinos/Card Rooms make up a large portion of the general fund revenue for the cities in which they operate, and this action will greatly reduce municipal funding. Many small businesses will be hurt by the diminished card rooms including food and beverage, cleaning services and other vendors. For these reasons, local and state elected officials, local chambers of commerce and BizFed have stood up to oppose this egregious and sudden regulation. A letter has been submitted to Attorney General Becerra opposing the massive economic consequences this move will create. The Attorney General has the discretion to enact any new card game regulations. It is imperative that you send your letters to the Bureau of Gaming controls as soon as possible. Click here for supporting details and letter to the Attorney General.
We need this project to help alleviate LA County’s Housing Crisis and protect open space
Centennial at Tejon Ranch will provide 2,900 affordable units in unincorporated Los Angeles, which is more than the County provided in 2017 within unincorporated communities. Centennial at Tejon Ranch will boost the economy by providing over 23,000 jobs and 30,000 construction jobs. Centennial at Tejon Ranch is a project that includes the development of a master planned community, offering a wide array of housing, business park/office space, commercial, schools, parks, natural open space for cultural, and public uses. We need to tell the County Supervisors that they need to support this project and vote YES on December 11. Contact Jerard Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org to show your support.
LA County Supervisors enact rent control