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OCBC supports fixing roads, system reforms and reducing gridlock

April 12, 2017

OCBC issues a statement of support for transportation proposal released by Governor and legislative leaders today. IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council, the leading voice of business for America’s sixth most populous county, commends Governor Brown and legislative leaders in developing a transportation funding package that both ensures much-needed system reforms in addition to new funding …

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CA Senate confirms Gov. Brown’s reappointment of Lucy Dunn to California Transportation Commission

January 30, 2017

IRVINE, CA — Today Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, Orange County Business Council, was unanimously confirmed by the California Senate to serve a fourth term as Governor Jerry Brown’s appointee to the California Transportation Commission.  Dunn served as the commission’s chair in 2015; she brings experience to the position and advocates for increasing efficiency and …

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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING REPORT CALLS FOR 1.8 MILLION MORE HOMES BY 2025

January 3, 2017

IRVINE, CA— The California Department of Housing and Community Development today released an updated “California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities,” report highlighting the need, challenges and steps forward to address the state’s housing crisis. The report calls for 1.8 million new homes needed to keep up with California’s population and economic growth by 2025, or …

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ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS HONORS LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR CUTTING RED TAPE TO JOBS CREATION

November 18, 2016

 IRVINE, Calif. — Orange County Business Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards, presented by JP Morgan & Chase Co. The awards program recognizes leaders, policies and programs in local government eliminating barriers to economic growth and private sector jobs creation. The winners were selected …

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ORANGE COUNTY STUDENTS OUTPERFORMING REGION AND STATE IN COMMON CORE TESTING AND COLLEGE READINESS

October 7, 2016

With the second year release of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium standardized test, this is the first look at how students are progressing with the Common Core State Standards. Looking at all grade levels, Orange County was a top performer in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics in 2016 with 57 percent and 48 percent …

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