Last week, WVCBA and nearly 50 other chambers of commerce and similar organizations statewide wrote a letter to California Deputy Attorney General Ryan B. McCarroll to voice support for community events, specifically “State of the City” style addresses. These events are currently under review by the the Department of Justice at the request of the Ventura County District Attorney’s office to determine whether the Brown Act applies if a majority of the legislative body (i.e. City Council) attends.
The WVCBA has joined a coalition of 64 employer groups and chambers of commerce in California to support Senate Bill 703 that would allow for an employee-selected flexible work schedule. Read the coalition's letter to the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, that states "California should allow employees to set hours that work for an employees’ personal and family obligations rather than continuously trying to impose new mandates on employers, which burden their ability to afford to hire."
At the March 13 WVCBA Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) meeting, Glenn Shepard of Ventura County Watershed Protection provided a report on the status of the Santa Clara River levees, SCR3 and SCR1. They also received a brief report on California legislation from Chris Collier, consultant for the Tri-County Chamber Alliance, of which the WVCBA is a member.
The WVCBA has joined a coalition of 250 chambers and organizations across the US to oppose the FTC’s proposed rule on non-compete agreements. This sweeping rule would invalidate millions of contracts around the country that are beneficial for businesses and employees. Read the coalition's letter to Congress urging it to exercise its authority over the FTC, which lacks constitutional authority to issue such a rule.
After reviewing the field of candidates, the WVCBA Political Action Committee (PAC) has announced its endorsement of Michaela Perez in the City of Oxnard's March 7 special election for the vacant District 6 seat. District 6 represents parts of south Oxnard and became vacant when Councilwoman Vianey Lopez was appointed by Governor Newsom to serve out County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez’s term following Ramirez's death in mid-August.
This November, voters in Camarillo and Oxnard will vote for members of City Council, County Board of Supervisors, state legislature, and many other public decision making bodies. The WVCBA encourages every eligible voter to ensure they are registered to vote by October 24 in order to participate in the November 8 election. Further, we hope voters do their due diligence and research the candidates and issues prior to heading to the polls.
The WVCBA Political Action Committee (PAC) recently announced endorsements in two of the Camarillo City Council races. After reviewing the field of candidates, the PAC has endorsed candidates in the races for District 1 and District 5.
The WVCBA Political Action Committee (PAC) met last week to address the city council races in both Camarillo and Oxnard. After reviewing the field of candidates for three districts in Oxnard, the PAC believes the incumbent council members will best serve the residents and business community.