HERE’S WHAT THE BIZFED BOARD DECIDED IN APRIL
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Here are the Highlights from the 2018 #BizFedPulsePoll…is this still true for 2019? Take the poll today and let us know!
Vote No on Measure EE
Website is LIVE! Visit www.VoteNOonEE.com to find out why Measure EE is the wrong solution for the LAUSD. Follow @NoOnMeasureEE on Twitter! LAUSD’s decision to tax homeowners, renters and businesses is in response to the promises made by the district to meet union demands that ended the strike earlier this year.
- Measure EE has no accountability and oversight on how much of the $500 million raised each year will be spent on overhead, salaries, pension debts, and outside consultants.
- This measure doesn’t require any fundamental reform that will fix the school district. LAUSD should fix longstanding problems, reform its broken system and better control its run-away finances.
- It is a per square foot parcel tax, not a flat rate, ultimately putting the burden on low-income taxpayers and the business community. Instead, LAUSD needs to demand money from Sacramento politicians.
Los Angeles County District Attorney visits BizFed
This month, BizFed members were given a chance to meet and greet Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey. The DA’s office is helping in creating jobs and equity in helping in reducing minor cannabis crimes. She highlighted the things that are going on in the DA’s office. One of those things are working with a company in San Francisco to lower an est. 50,000 cannabis convictions via an algorithm, giving people a new start to life. While working with the business community, the office of the District Attorney has a robust “White Collar Crime Unit”, such as embezzlement and fraud. If you have a business that has ever been a victim of cyber intrusion, the DA’s office has teams to help you navigate those difficulties. Sign up to the DA’s newsletters to stay up to date with all things she and her office is working on.
PROPOSED DYNAMEX DECISION LANGUAGE
Support Ad Hoc Committee on the Dynamex Decision Policy’s proposed language to amend the new employee/independent contractor law known as the Dynamex decision. Click here to view our letter to Assemblymember Gonzalez.
Support and sign on to the United Way’s “Everyone In” campaign to mobilize for Homeless Supportive Housing projects to end homelessness. Click here to join the Collation.
AB 617 REQUIREMENT CHANGE
Oppose last minute CARB revision to AB 617 Community Air Protection Program, greatly expanding air monitoring requirements. Click here to view our letter of opposition to the CARB Board.
Support AB 1197 (Santiago) if amended. BizFed’s sponsored bill Join BizFed in opposing AB 40 and write your own letter of opposition.
THIRD PARTY DIALYSIS CLINICS
Join the coalition to Oppose AB 290 (Wood) which would set artificial government price caps on what insurance companies pay to community dialysis clinics for dialysis care. Click here to view our letter of opposition.
Oppose AB 161 (Ting), which would mandate all California businesses issue electronic receipts to their customers. Click here to read our letter of opposition.
STORMWATER TAX BREAK
Support AB 533 (Holden), which would exclude from gross income amounts received as a financial incentive for participation in water efficiency or stormwater runoff improvement programs. Click hereto view our letter of support.
UNDERGROUND WATER STORAGE
Oppose AB 441 (Eggman), which would allow a water user to permanently store water underground, an expansion of definition of “beneficial use”. Join us in sending letters of opposition to Assemblymember Eggman.
OIL WELL SETBACK
Oppose AB 345 (Muratsuchi), a statewide 2500 ft setback on oil and gas facilities near certain structures. Join us in sending letters of opposition to Assemblymember Muratsuchi.
STATEWIDE EIFD & REDEVELOPMENT
Support submitting letter to GoBIZ Executive Director to coordinate recent tax Increment district laws and establish this coordination as Community Investment Funding Authorities (CIFA). Click here to view our letter regarding EIFD’s.
*Recent BizFed Executive Committee Action
Positions taken on 4/5/19 to be able to mobilize ahead of hearings scheduled before the April Board Meeting*
WITHHOLDING SB 1 FUNDS
Oppose AB 1568 (McCarty) which would authorize the State Controller to withhold SB 1 gas tax funding from cities & counties who do not meet their housing production goals.
YEAR-ROUND FISHING LICENSE
Support AB 1387 (Wood) which would change current calendar-based fishing license for one that is valid for a full 365-days from date of purchase. Join us in sending letters of support to Assemblymember Wood.
CALIFORNIA FINANCING LAW
Support SB 482 (Hueso), which would enact several consumer protections under the CFL and create higher standards to safeguard consumers who use small-dollar lending products. Join us in sending letters of support to Assemblymember Wood.
TAX ON SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
Oppose AB 138 (Bloom), which would create the CA Community Health Fund and impose a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Click here to view the collation letter of opposition.
A COUPON BAN ON SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
Oppose AB 764 (Bonta), which would prohibit beverage companies from offering and funding promotional and marketing (e.g., coupons) for sugar-sweetened beverages. Click here to view the collation letter of opposition.
A BAN ON BEVERAGES SOLD NEAR CHECKOUT
Oppose AB 765 (Wicks), which would prohibit supermarkets, convenience stores, and retail stores from displaying sugar-sweetened drinks near the checkout counter. Click here to view the collation letter of opposition.
A CAP ON BEVERAGE CUP SIZE
Oppose AB 766 (Chiu) which would cap the size of sugar-sweetened beverages sold in unsealed containers at restaurants and grocery stores at 16 fluid ounces. Click here to view the collation letter of opposition.
BEVERAGE WARNING LABELS
Oppose SB 347 (Monning), which would require warning labels be on a sealed container, vending machines selling sugar-sweetened beverages, fountain machines offering sugar-sweetened beverages, and at the point of sale for unsealed containers. Click here to view the collation letter of opposition.
SAFE WATER DRINKING FUND
Support SB 669 (Caballero), which would establish the Safe Drinking Water Fund to assist community water systems in disadvantaged communities that are chronically noncompliant.