*** VICTORY ALERT – OUR ADVOCACY, ARGUMENTS AND TESTIMONY WERE ALL HEARD YESTERDAY AS SCAG REGIONAL COUNCIL MOVES TO PAUSE SOCAL GREENPRINT FOR 30 DAYS AND HOLD A SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING ***
Our BizFed voices were activated!
Click here for highlights from yesterday’s meeting.
I would also like to thank the following people and organizations who provided live testimony during yesterday’s meeting:
- Rich Lambros – Southern California Leadership Council
- Jennifer Hernandez – Holland & Knight
- Jon Switalski – Rebuild SoCal Partnership
- Jennifer Ward – Orange County Business Council
- Adam Wood – Building Industry Association of Southern California/Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation
- …and our very own Chris Wilson – BizFed
Yesterday (7/1), the SCAG Regional Council met to receive a status update on the SoCal Greenprint as it was listed on the agenda as an informational item (presentation here). However, after much advocacy, arguments and live testimony provided by the business community, SCAG Regional Council Member Trevor O’Neil made a motion to pause the SoCal Greenprint implementation process for at least 30 days and set a special public hearing after the 30 days expires. The motion was seconded. To clarify, within the 30 days, SCAG staff would be instructed to have dialog with concerned stakeholders on the plan and ahead of the special meeting. The motion was seconded.
The motion passed 25 – 24! Every vote counts.
BizFed will huddle with our coalition partners and strategize next steps to make sure our voices and concerns continue to be heard on SoCal Greenprint. We will make sure to keep all BizFed members informed moving forward.
It is a pleasure to advocate on your behalf,