Redondo Beach Chamber Policy Platform
The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce supports public policy at the regional, state and federal levels of government that:
Taxation and Government Finance
Business Attraction and Retention
Infrastructure and Environmental Improvements
Taxation and Government Finance
- Ensures that regulations on business are kept to a minimum and do not put Redondo Beach businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
- Encourages a tax and fee system that is market competitive.
- Requires the government to be accountable for its actions, and for the programs it operates.
- Requires government programs and its actions to be measured periodically to ensure maximum efficiency and return on investment with public funds.
- Encourage the state legislature and the Governor to work together each year to ensure that the state budget is developed and passed in a timely manner, without sacrificing the two-thirds requirement to pass the State Budget.
- Maximize funding for area projects from statewide and federal funds.
- Seek opportunities for appropriate funding for homeland security, public safety and emergency preparedness demands on the region.
Business Attraction and Retention
- Support job creation, workforce development opportunities, and an educational system that prepares the South Bay workforce for jobs and careers targeting specific industries such as aerospace, trades, sciences, engineering, environmental, tourism, and healthcare including the bio-medical field.
- Forge partnerships with our local legislators so that they can utilize the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and the private sector as a resource to create pro-jobs legislation. The chamber is committed to holding local representatives accountable to the business community by tracking their votes. These votes impact not only their constituents, but also the vitality of the economic environment.
- Promotes economic development opportunities including the utilization of tax incentives such as the California Competes Tax program in Redondo Beach for business retention, attraction, and expansion efforts
- Promotes a quality of life that supports the City of Redondo Beach as an affordable place to live, to work, and to do business.
- Encourages the protection of private property rights.
- Ensures that government focuses on the functions meant for only government to do; and view the private sector as a resource.
- Promotes a legal system that addresses frivolous lawsuits to ensure fair and equitable application of the law for all parties involved in legal matters
- Encourages local governments and legislators to cooperate to streamline and reduce unnecessary regulations that will inhibit the job growth in our region, and for local government to work proactively to recruit and retain businesses in Redondo Beach.
- The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1990 provided the basic framework for the transfer and disposal of military installations closed during the base realignment and closure (BRAC) process. The L.A. Air Force Base is a key part of the foundation supporting the Southern California aerospace industry. The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce understands and supports maintaining this vital asset open and functioning.
- The estimated economic contributions of the aerospace industry in Southern California are approximately $66 billion in output and $2.4 billion in state and local taxes. As the largest employer in the city, Northrop Grumman is an economic engine generating more than half of the city’s business license tax. The chamber fully supports full funding for all military and space programs under contract with Northrop Grumman.
Infrastructure and Environmental Improvements
- Supports the ongoing efforts to create one of California’s most dynamic and historic waterfront experiences. With the help of local business owners and the Redondo Beach community, we are shaping the vision of the Redondo Beach waterfront to become an unforgettable experience.
- Supports a regional solution to meet air passenger and cargo needs including a reconfiguration of the Los Angeles International Airport not to exceed 78 million passengers annually; and, only when concerns of airport security, air and ground traffic, infrastructure, air quality, sufficient and convenient passenger access, and ground transportation are adequately addressed.
- Ensure responsible health care infrastructure and insurance policy proposals that result in increased availability of affordable health care coverage for employers and their employees.
- Encourage “green” ports, the continued implementation of the Clean Air Action Plan, and future port expansion to meet the demands of increased cargo and international trade.
- Support efforts to repair our aging transportation infrastructure for future development growth and engage MTA in long term regional transportation planning as it relates to issues such as traffic flow, parking, improving traffic corridors, and create better surface mobility system.
- Supports the development and retention of workforce housing in Redondo Beach given the expensive housing prices in Southern California. In addition, adequate supply of smart development growth is needed to retain businesses and ensure job opportunities in the region.
- Encourage government, business, organizations, and residents work collaboratively to reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy and natural resources.
|Bill #||Author||Status||Description||Chamber positions|
||5/5/2020-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and rerefer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.||Workers’ compensation: COVID-19: essential occupations and industries. Would define “injury,” for certain employees who are employed in an occupation or industry deemed essential in the Governor’s Executive Order of March 19, 2020 (Executive Order N-33-20), except as specified, or who are subsequently deemed essential, to include coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that develops or manifests itself during a period of employment of those persons in the essential occupation or industry.||OPPOSE|
||2/3/2020-died on unfinished business file, reconsideration pending.||protections. Current law prohibits an employer from discharging or discriminating or retaliating against, an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking because of the employee’s status as a victim, if the employer has notice or knowledge of that status. Current law additionally prohibits an employer with 25 or more employees from discharging, or discriminating or retaliating against, an employee who is a victim, in this regard, who takes time off to obtain specified services or counseling.||OPPOSE|
|AB 648||Nazarian||1/2/2020-In Senate, read first time. To Com. On RLS for assignment||Wellness programs. Would prohibit health care service plans and insurers from sharing any personal information or data collected through a wellness program, except as specified, and would prohibit health care service plans or insurers from taking any adverse action, as defined, against an enrollee or member, or insured (individual), if the action of the health care service plans or insurers is in response to an individual’s election to not participate in a wellness program.||OPPOSE|
|AB 664||Cooper||5/18/2020-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and rerefer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.||Workers’ compensation: injury: communicable disease. Would define “injury,” for certain state and local firefighting personnel, peace officers, certain hospital employees, and certain fire and rescue services coordinators who work for the Office of Emergency Services to include being exposed to or contracting, on or after January 1, 2020, a communicable disease, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), that is the subject of a state or local declaration of a state of emergency that is issued on or after January 1, 2020.||OPPOSE|
|AB 713||Mullin||6/11/2020-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and rerefer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.||California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) grants a consumer various rights with regard to personal information relating to that consumer collected by a business.||SUPPORT|
|AB 828||Ting||5/18/2020-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and rerefer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.||Temporary moratorium on foreclosures and unlawful detainer actions: coronavirus (COVID-19). Would prohibit a person from taking any action to foreclose on a residential real property while a state or locally declared state of emergency related to the COVID-19 virus is in effect and until 15 days after the state of emergency has ended, including, but not limited to, causing or conducting the sale of the real property or causing recordation of a notice of default.||OPPOSE|
|AB 882||McCarthy||2/3/2020-From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.||Discrimination in employment: drug rehabilitation programs. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is unlawful to engage in specified discriminatory employment practices, including hiring, promotion, and termination based on certain protected characteristics, including race, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or applicable security regulations.||OPPOSE|
|AB 1066||Gonzalez||1/13/2020-Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Leyva.||eligibility for benefits. Would restore eligibility for unemployment benefits after the first 3 weeks of a trade dispute for an employee who left work because of the trade dispute.||OPPOSE|
|AB 1107||Chu||5/29/2020-Re-referred to Com. on RLS.||Proclaimed state and local emergencies: proclamations, communications, and materials: translation. Would require all proclamations, communications, materials, and announcements made by the Governor or a state agency related to a duly proclaimed state of emergency to be made available in all languages spoken by a substantial number of non-Englishspeaking people.||OPPOSE|
|AB 1436||Chiu||6/11/2020-Re-referred to Com. on RLS.||Tenancy: rental payment default: state of emergency: COVID-19. Would prohibit a landlord from applying a security deposit or monthly rental payment for the satisfaction of an obligation other than the prospective month’s rent if the obligation accrued during or within 90 days after the termination of a state of emergency related to COVID-19, except as specified.||OPPOSE|
|AB 1905||Chiu||5/20/2020-In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.||Housing and Homeless Response Fund: personal income taxation: mortgage interest deduction. The Personal Income Tax Law allows various deductions in computing the income that is subject to the taxes imposed by that law, including, in modified conformity with federal income tax laws, a deduction for a limited amount of interest paid on acquisition indebtedness, as defined, with respect to a qualified residence of the taxpayer Current law specifies for these purposes that a qualified residence includes the taxpayer’s principal residence and one other residence selected by the taxpayer, as provided. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, would disallow the deduction of acquisition indebtedness with respect to a qualified residence of a taxpayer other than the principal residence.||OPPOSE|
|AB 2043||Rivas, Robert||Chaptered||6/11/2020-Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 55. Noes 15.) In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.||OPPOSE|
|AB 2436||Bloom||6/9/2020-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.||Residential property insurance. Current law generally regulates residential property insurance. Current law prescribes the standard form of the California Residential Insurance Disclosure, which sets forth a description of certain types of insurance coverage, and explains that building code upgrade coverage covers additional costs to comply with building codes in effect at the time of loss or rebuilding.||OPPOSE|
|AB 2501||Limon||6/15/2020-Read third time. Refused passage. Motion to reconsider made by Assembly Member Limón.||COVID-19: homeowner, tenant, and consumer relief. Would enact the COVID-19 Homeowner, Tenant, and Consumer Relief Law of 2020. The bill, with respect to residential mortgage loans, would prohibit a mortgage servicer, mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent from taking specified actions during the covered period.||OPPOSE|
|AB 2570||Stone, Mark||6/11/2020-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.||False Claims Act. The False Claims Act requires a complaint filed by a qui tam plaintiff to be filed in superior court in camera and allows the complaint to remain under seal for up to 60 days to allow for the Attorney General or prosecuting attorney to elect to intervene and proceed with the action or to decline to proceed, as specified.||OPPOSE|
|AB 2811||Berman||6/11/2020-Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 1.) In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.||Advertising: automatic renewal and continuous service offers: notice and online termination. Would make it unlawful for the business to fail to provide a consumer with a notice explaining how to cancel an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer if the consumer accepted a free gift or trial, lasting for a predetermined period of time, that was included in an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer or accepted an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer at a promotional or discounted price, and the applicability of that price was limited to a predetermined period of time.||OPPOSE|