The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, September 6, 2016
COASTAL COMMISSION SHOULD APPROVE BANNING RANCH: HABITAT PRESERVATION PLUS HOMES
Tomorrow, the California Coastal Commission Board will vote on the largest coastal development currently underway in Orange County--Banning Ranch. The project developer, Newport Banning Ranch, submitted plans last year to turn the 401-acre former oil field into 37 acres of residential space, a 75-room resort and 20-bed hostel, as well as 329 acres of rehabilitated open space. When completed, the project will add 895 homes to Orange County's severely depleted housing market. However, the California Coastal Commission staff recently released a report recommending approval of a project roughly half the size of the plan, which the developer warns will likely mean killing the project completely. The latest staff recommendation includes only 500 homes developed on about 20 acres in order to leave more open space for the California burrowing owl and additional land buffers. OCBC supports the developer's plan for the project and urge the commission to override the staff's recommendation. Join us tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., Newport Beach City Hall. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
DEMAND OCWD LIVESTREAM PUBLIC MEETINGS: SIGN THE PETITION TODAY
To promote open government and citizen participation in the governing process, all but two cities in Orange County have provided livestreaming of their public meetings. OCBC urges you to sign a petition to request Orange County Water District (OCWD) Board of Directors to provide live Internet broadcasting and video archiving of its public meetings. OCWD manages the Santa Ana River groundwater basin and operates the largest waste water purification system in the world. It supplies 75 percent of the water used by 2.4 million residents living in 19 cities in north Orange County. Water prices are up, conservation up, but OCWD needs its deliberations in the public eye. CLICK HERE to sign the petition. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
PRO OR BEGINNGER, OCBC'S EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT NEEDS YOU! SEPT. 20
Sign up now for the premier high-level networking event of the year! OCBC's Annual Executive Invitational Golf Tournament offers the C-suite of OC a day of fun in the sun at one of the top golf courses in Southern California designed by Tom Fazio - Oak Creek Golf Club. Promote your company as one of the leading business organizations in the region by becoming a sponsor and treating your colleagues and business partners to day on the course. If you're a beginner, we even have programs for you to get a lesson or two!  Come join us.  This event helps support Latino Educational Attainment and other workforce development programs for OCBC-fun AND a good cause!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2016    WHERE: Oak Creek Golf Club  I  1 Golf Club Dr. Irvine, CA 92618
 
ALLERGAN LEADS BY EXAMPLE, PLEDGES TO "PRICE RESPONSIBLY"
Allergan pledged to limit annual price increases on its drugs and to stop hiking prices on medicines right before patents expire. The company will limit price hikes to once a year and each increase will be no more than a single-digit percentage. Further, the prices will be based at or below the product's value to patients, based on how much the drugs improve quality of life and efficiency compared to other drugs. As the pharmaceutical industry is under intense scrutiny by patients and politicians for price increases, this move by Allergan sets a great example for others to follow. "I think the entire biopharmaceutical sector needs to take a step back, look in the mirror and figure out how do we discipline ourselves and self-police ourselves to be able to balance investing in research and development and innovation -- and pricing our medicines responsibly," Saunders said. CLICK HERE to read more.
INACTION COLLAPSES GOV. BROWN'S "BY-RIGHT" HOUSING LEGISLATION
Governor Brown's "by-right" housing plan to infuse $400 million into affordable housing development in exchange for streamlined environmental review on new development did not pass the August 31 deadline. While most agreed the marked funds were not enough to handle the wide-spread housing shortage the state faces, without the legislation, all money goes back into the general fund and no plan is set to tackle this critical issue impacting the state's economic future. California has built less than 45 percent of the homes needed to adequately house its growing population and 1.5 million households spend more than 50 percent of their income on rent. OCBC supported the Governor's plan as a good first-step in recognizing the critical need to build more housing across the state, and to help streamline some of the cumbersome processes that hold back development. Read here on the recent visit by the California Department of Housing and Community Development to discuss the plan's details. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development.
OCBC BIDS FAREWELL TO LARRY BROSE!
Larry Brose, OCBC's Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development, is moving on to his real estate development roots in construction by joining the team at Habitat for Humanity, a long-time OCBC member. During his four and half years at OCBC, Larry has helped us develop innovative systems for outreach, membership development and retention, as well as staffed the Workforce Housing Committee. His sense of humor, "can-do" attitude, integrity and honor are traits we will never forget.  He has been an invaluable resource and will surely be missed!  Thank you Larry-for everything!  OCBC's next Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development will have big shoes to fill. Please contact Danette Parente for more information.
SCE, SDG&E RUSH BATTERY PROJECTS TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON IN SOCAL
Facing the threat of rolling blackouts next year, Southern California's utilities are turning to energy storage developers to get battery projects up and running at a record speed. In August, Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) officially petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve contracts for more than 50 megawatts worth of lithium-ion battery projects. But the deadline for getting them up and running--Dec. 31, 2016--is much tighter than it has been for projects of this size in the past. The rush is driven by the shutdown of the Aliso Canyon natural-gas storage facility, which supplies much of the region's gas-fired power plant fleet. On August 26, OCBC testified before a joint workshop of California Independent System Operators, CPUC, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the California Energy Commission in strong support of reopening Aliso Canyon immediately.  SCE and SDG&E's projects are critical failsafe measures needed to back up the grid and ensure the lights stay on in Southern California. OCBC applauds the work of SCE as they continue to provide the power infrastructure needed to sustain our economy. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
OCBC DISCUSSES NEED FOR HOUSING, 'MILLENNIAL FLIGHT' ON CHARTER LOCAL EDITION
As part of OCBC's mission to lead the conversation on increasing the supply, range and affordability of housing for the workforce, OCBC's Patty Conover joined Charter Communications Host Brad Pomerance for a televised interview on housing. Conover and Pomerance discussed OCBC's efforts to ensure adequate housing for the workforce as a critical tenet to our mission of economic prosperity. CLICK HERE to watch the video. For more information, contact Patty Conover, Communications and Marketing Manager.
ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS--PREPARES TO TAKE "THE KEYS"
Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) recently named Bruce E. Atlas as Chief Operating Officer, Mark Thorpe as Chief Development Officer, and Jeff Reynolds as Chief Financial OfficerAtlas has nearly two decades of aviation experience, most recently as Southwest Airlines' station manager at Ontario International Airport. Thorpe has extensive experience in air service development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and at Los Angeles World Airports. Reynolds has extensive experience in airport management, finance and international business development. OIAA, a joint powers agency formed by the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino, is on track to assume ownership and control of Ontario International Airport (ONT) in the fourth quarter of 2016. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
ALBERTSONS, VONS, AND PAVILLIONS TO OFFER FLU VACCINATIONS
Every year, 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population becomes ill with influenza. In preparation for the Fall 2016 quarter, take advantage of the successful flu clinic program offered by Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions Pharmacies. They can come to your location to provide a customized on-site flu clinic or pharmacy flu voucher program, both offering unequaled convenience and service. Depending on the prescription and medical insurance plans of your employees, there is usually no out of pocket cost for the flu shot.  There are no additional administration or travel fees. Flu clinics will begin September 15, 2016 and go through the end of October. Contact Carlos Illingworth, Southern California Director, Communications and Government Affairs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions for more information.
AMCAL MULTI-HOUSING WINS BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY AWARD
AMCAL Multi-Housing, the statewide leader in the development of affordable housing, is this year's recipient of the PCBC Gold Nugget Merit Award, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. AMCAL earned its Merit honors for Oceana Apartments as the Best Affordable Housing Community. AMCAL's fifth affordable housing development in Orange County, Oceana Apartments in Huntington Beach is a 78-unit, four-story community will serve families with high-quality affordable housing with modern amenities and on-site social services. Oceana was developed under a creative public-private partnership with the City of Huntington Beach and TRI Pointe Homes, who partnered with AMCAL to meet their inclusionary housing requirement. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
HB WATERFRONT HILTON EXPANSION COMING NEXT SUMMER!
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel is buzzing with activity and excitement nearing the topping out of the brand new Twin Dolphin Tower and meeting/event facility. Comprised primarily of luxury suites, this new suite-centric tower will bring the overall room count at The Waterfront to 437 and increase our indoor and outdoor event and function space to over 50,000 square feet. Additional amenities include, a new family pool (with water slides), several new dining options on property and an authentic "rooftop" lounge providing a view of Huntington Beach as never seen before. The expansion is scheduled for an official opening in June of 2017, just in time for a summer of fun in Surf City!
RENTERS NEED TO MAKE $145,000 TO AFFORD 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT 
A Smart Asset study recently looked at metropolitan areas and how much a person would need to earn in order to spend no more than 30 percent of their income on rent.  Los Angeles and San Francisco are ranked number 3 and 1 respectively as the rental market has exploded in recent years.  In Los Angeles, a household would need to earn $145,269 annually to rent the average two bedroom apartment. In San Francisco, the same household would need to earn $216,129 for a two bedroom apartment. The median household income in San Francisco is $78,378, creating a significant gap in affordability. For the past year, Smart Asset found that market rents have climbed faster in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Dallas than in other major cities in the study.  For more information, contact Larry Brose Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 


SOUTHWEST TO KEYNOTE OCBC'S 2016 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE - OCT. 11
Join OCBC and the OC Development Board for the 2016 Workforce Development Conference, presented by Union Bank, at Hotel Irvine. The conference is an annual event featuring the unveiling of the Orange County Workforce Development Report, which is a comprehensive analysis of Orange County's economic and labor force trends, presented by Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor to OCBC. The conference will also feature a keynote speaker from Southwest Airlines.
WHEN:  11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  I   Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
WHERE: Hotel Irvine I  17900 Jamboree Rd.  SPONSORSHIPS:  $2,500  I  $5,000
For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events. 


JOIN OCBC FOR LAST CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST OF 2016 - OCT. 18
Join Orange County Business Council for a Chairman's Leadership Breakfast featuring Barry Rondinella, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport, presented by AT&T and Wells Fargo. Rondinella is a licensed commercial pilot, U.S. Air Force veteran and leader of Orange County's International Airport. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from one of Southern California's leading executives, interviewed by Tom Phelps, Chair of OCBC's CEO Leadership Caucus! For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events. 

WHEN: Registration - 7:15 a.m. Program - 8 a.m. a.m.  I  Tuesday, October 18, 2016 
WHERE: The Center Club  I  650 Town Center Drive

For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Director of Events, at sritter@ocbc.org. 
DON'T MISS OCBC/CSUF 22nd ANNUAL ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE - NOV. 2
This WILL sell out! Join OCBC and Cal State Fullerton for the 22nd Annual Economic Forecast Conference on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Hotel Irvine. The event will explore the theme "World at a Crossroads: Navigating Risks in Pursuit of an Ideal Climate." The event will feature a keynote from Richard Davis, Chairman, President and CEO, US Bancorp; as well as the outstanding economic forecast from Dr. Anil Puri, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, CSUF, and Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, CSUF. 

WHEN: Registration - 11 a.m. Program - 11:30 a.m.  I  Wednesday, November 2, 2016 
WHERE: Hotel Irvine  I  17900 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 

LUCY DUNN HONORED BY GIRL SCOUTS OF OC - NOV. 4
Girl Scouts of Orange County has announced its roster of 2016 Celebrate Leadership honorees, which includes OCBC's Lucy Dunn, President and CEO. Recognized for her championship of Girl Scouting and her tremendous contributions to the greater Orange County community, Lucy is among seven extraordinary local female leaders to be recognized at the organization's Seventh Annual Celebrate Leadership event on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.  Each honoree will be paired with a current Girl Scout, providing the leaders of tomorrow with an opportunity to connect with leaders of today. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to join us in celebrating Lucy and other Orange County female leaders. 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS    
4th Annual Women of Character Awards - Friday, September 9
Don't miss the Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series 4th Annual Women of Character Awards honoring Senator Pat Bates with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Sara Catalan with the Alumni of the Year Award. The event will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Island Hotel. CLICK HERE for more event information. CLICK HERE for sponsorship information. 

Storytelling Series: Crafting Communications that Connect - September 6 to 20
Orange County Public Relations Society of America and OneOC invite nonprofits to sign up for a six-part series of workshops designed to teach key public relations and communication skills. The workshops range from Developing a Public Relations Plan to Online Marketing, and much more. CLICK HERE for more information about the series. CLICK HERE for nonprofits interested in applying for sponsorships. 

Children's Mental Health: Why it Matters to your Business and our Economy - Tuesday, September 20
CHOC Children's is launching a discussion series for the corporate community focusing on issues critical to children's heath and well-being. Join CHOC Children's for a healthcare forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20 at Hotel Irvine. This is a free event and breakfast will be served as attendees here from speakers Kimberly Cripe, President & CEO, CHOC Children's; Christopher De Rosa, President, West Region, CIGNA Healthcare; and others. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Opening Doors and Minds Manufacturing Day - Friday, October 7
Join the local Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for Manufacturing Day, which addresses misconceptions about the manufacturing industry and allow students to connect with manufacturers. Sign up today so that your organization can be recognized! CLICK HERE for more information. 

The Cost of Not Housing - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Save the date for California Housing Summit "The Cost of Not Housing" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at LA Hotel. There is a chronic shortage of housing throughout California and major institutions, employers, and startups cite lack of housing options as a serious impediment to recruiting and retaining talent. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Higher Education Summit in Orange County - Monday, October 17
Mark your calendar for a roundtable with UC President Janet Napolitano, CSU Chancellor Tim White, Eloy Oakley, incoming Chancellor Calfornia Community Colleges, and Interim California Community Colleges Chancellor Erik Skinner. They will discuss the challenge of increasing opportunities for California residents, the role of out of state students and meeting the demand for a skilled workforce. The event begins at 6 p.m. at California Coalition for Public Higher Education. CLICK HERE for more info.  
Mobility 21 Closing Session Summit - Friday, October 21
Join the Mobility 21 Board of Directors for the summit highlighting "Eyeing LA's Olympic Bid: Accelerating Infrastructure in SoCal, moderated by Doug Arnot, Broadstone Group. CLICK HERE to register for the event. CLICK HERE to sponsor the summit. 

Super Heroes Guild Haunted Halloween Costume Party - Saturday, October 22
Become a gild sponsor member and attend the upcoming costume party from 6 to 11 p.m. at the OC Fair and Event Center to benefit the development of Heroes Hall veterans' memorial. The costume party features dinner, wine, dancing, a silent auction, and costume contest to raise money for the memorial. To learn more about how to donate to Heroes Hall, CLICK HERE.
UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: SEPTEMBER
Latino Educational Attainment
Friday, September 9, 2016  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
 
Advocacy and Government Affairs
Friday, September 9, 2016  I  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Infrastructure
Tuesday, September 13, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Workforce Development
Wednesday, September 21, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Community College Working Group 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

Economic Development 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 I  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Committee meetings are open to OCBC members and invited guests only. All committee meetings are held at the OCBC offices unless otherwise specified. For more information on upcoming committee meetings for 2016 check out OCBC's Committees. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
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