The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, April 5, 2016
LUCY DUNN REAPPOINTED TO CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
Lucy Dunn
Yesterday Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC, was reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown to another four-year term on the California Transportation Commission (CTC). She was first appointed in 2008 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and appointed by Governor Brown in 2012 for a second term. Last year, Dunn served as the commission's chair, promoting both system reforms and revenue enhancements to meet the state's burgeoning transportation needs. "I am honored to serve another term on the commission and thank Governor Brown for a his commitment to fixing California's roads to keep California's residents, businesses and economy moving," Dunn said. CLICK HERE to read more. CLICK HERE for the Governor's release on the reappointment. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
OCBC ENDORSES CANDIDATES COMMITTED TO PROMOTING BUSINESS INTEREST
OCBC has endorsed one candidate for U.S. Congress and three candidates for OC city councils: Lou Correa, U.S. Congress, 46th District; Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fullerton City Council; Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Council; and Patrick Brenden, Huntington Beach City Council. All of the candidates are true community leaders who work to build strong relationships across party lines and within each respective community. CLICK HERE and HERE for more on OCBC's endorsements.  For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
LOU CORREA FOR CONGRESS AND ROB LAPSLEY, CA BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT OCBC
The OCBC Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee hosted U.S. Congressional Candidate Lou Correa and Rob Lapsley, President, California Business Roundtable (CBRT) Friday at its monthly committee meeting. Lapsley discussed the various initiatives CBRT is monitoring, such as the minimum wage hike currently before the governor, healthcare, the school bond, and carry out bag bans. CBRT is a non-partisan organization comprised of the senior executive leadership of the major employers throughout the state. Lapsley noted that initiatives are primarily driving policy in the capitol this legislative season. The committee also heard from OCBC-endorsed candidate Lou Correa who is running for U.S. Congress, 74th District. Correa thanked the committee for the endorsement, discussed the importance of this election cycle to both the private and public sectors, and heard committee members' concerns on issues facing their respective industries and businesses. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! BIZPAC ELECTION YEAR RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER - APRIL 7
Join Orange County Business Council and the BIZPAC Trustees for the 2016 BIZPAC Election Year Reception and Fundraiser. This event is an unmatched opportunity to meet business and political leaders as we honor OC's delegation and discuss the upcoming presidential election. The event will feature keynote speaker Rob Engstrom, Senior Vice President and National Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He leads one of the largest business PACs in the U.S. and will share his insights on the national political climate. You won't want to miss it! Thank you to event host Disneyland Resort.
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7    
LOCATION: Disneyland Hotel, 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim
 
CALCHAMBER RELEASES 2016 PRELIMINARY JOB KILLER LIST
The California Chamber of Commerce released a preliminary list of "job killer" bills to call attention to the potential negative impact of 18 proposed measures on California's job climate and economic recovery. CalChamber expects to add more bills to this preliminary list comprised of proposed legislation regarding arbitration discrimination, affordable housing barriers, increased labor costs, meritless litigation; California oil production barriers, tax increases, and others that carried over from its 2015 list. Stay tuned for OCBC's list of bills and initiatives affecting the business community to either oppose or support! CLICK HERE for the full list of the job killers. For more information, contact Brayn Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. 
DEAL WITH THE DROUGHT OR JUST KEEP SUING?
The following op-ed was written by Paul Granillo, President and CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership and Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC and appears as it was published in The OC Register and the Press Enterprise March 31, 2016. 
A recent statewide public opinion survey found that Californians rank water supply and the drought as top concerns facing the state - above the economy, education, immigration and every other issue. We've responded by removing lawns and taking shorter showers - even praying for a robust El NiƱo - but it's not enough. We need an assured water supply. Yet the last time California tackled the task was four decades ago, when water first moved from the Sacramento Delta to Central Valley farms and cities in the Bay Area and Southern California. Since then, the state's population has more than doubled, from 19 million to 39 million, with no significant system improvements.It is past time to emphasize that new water supply is as important as water conservation. Two water projects that should already be under construction but remain mired in politics, over-regulation and litigation illustrate why it's so difficult to advance new drought solutions. CLICK HERE to read more. 
IT'S #TRANSPOTUES! TWEET YOUR LEGISLATORS!

In light of the California Transportation Commission's announcement that it is cutting transportation projects as a result of a lack of funding, the Fix Our Roads Coalition launched a social media campaign to create a volume of transportation-focused tweets concentrated on Tuesdays to garner lawmakers' attention. Every Tuesday for the duration of the coalition's advocacy efforts to persuade lawmakers to make a deal on transportation funding legislation, the Fix Our Roads Coalition is asking users to send out tweets using #TranspoTues. Today's tweets that you can copy and paste into your post are:

  • 4 of 5 large urban areas with the worst roads in the U.S. are in California. #caleg #FixCARoads #TranspoTues. 
  • CA drivers pay a hidden tax of $762 per year in extra repairs due to CA's poor roads. #FixCARoads #TranspoTues. 
  • When did CA last boost transportation funding levels? 1994, when Boyz II Men was relevant. #FixCARoads #transpotues. 
For more info, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Director. 
REGISTER TODAY! OCBC CELEBRATES 12 YEARS OF LEA SUCCESS AT RECEPTION - MAY 5
A recently completed longitudinal study tracked parents who have taken the Ten Educational Commandments training program and their children shows measurable academic success! The study tracked 68 parents of 164 students over two years attending Diamond Elementary and Carr Intermediate Schools and compared them to a control group of 1,628 participants who did not take the training. LEA parents demonstrated statistically significant improvement in the following areas: understanding and knowledge to navigate the educational system; engagement in their children's education, including role recognition when helping their children stud, and more. Intermediate school students, whose parents participated in the training, increased from Basic to Proficient levels in Math, Language Arts and Science, whereas Intermediate school students in the control group remained at a Basic level in all subjects. OCBC and LEA partners are celebrating this and 12 years of accomplishments the 8th Annual Latino Educational Attainment Reception. For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Events Director. 
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 I  LOCATION: Discovery Cube I  COST: Free 
 
OCTA SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR MEASURE M TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Measure M The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee. The eleven-member committee monitors OCTA's use of Measure M funds and ensures that all revenue collected from the Renewed Measure M2 is spent on voter-approved transportation projects. The independent committee was formed after the passage in 1990 of Measure M, a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvements in Orange County. For additional information, CLICK HERE. or to fill out an application, visit octa.net/toc
UPS EXPANDS AT ONTARIO AIRPORT
UPS built a new sorting facility and began work on expanding its existing building at Ontario International Airport. The new 416,000 square foot building processes urgent, time-definite packages and will feature automated sorting capabilities. Meanwhile, work is underway at the expanded ground sorting facility, which will be retrofitted with automated sorting systems and have twice the package processing capacity. The existing UPS ground sorting facility will increase in size by around 15 percent to nearly 900,000 square feet and will process twice the amount of packages per hour as it does at the moment
DISNEY PARKS DOUBLES MAKE-A-WISH DONATION TO $2 MILLION
Make-A-Wish volunteers, wish families and wish granters recently gathered in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle to celebrate the massive success of the global #ShareYourEars campaign, where fans were invited to share images of themselves wearing Mickey Mouse ears, or their creative interpretations of ears. Photos uploaded with the hashtag #ShareYourEars unlocked a donation from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. During the special thank you celebration, Disney Parks announced that it will double the original donation pledge from $1 million to $2 million in recognition of the tremendous support from fans around the world, in honor of the 100,000th Disney wish granted globally, and in celebration of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. For more information, contact Larry Brose, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 

OCADA REPORTS 10 PERCENT INCREASE OF ECONOMIC IMPACT 
The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) reported that the local economic impact of the 123 franchised auto dealers in the county was $12 billion in 2015, 10 percent increase over 2014 with OC's auto dealers selling more new cars than 25 states last year. 2015 Economic Impact Report, released by OCADA, shows that Orange County's automobile dealers sold 298,275 new and used vehicles, generating more than $730 million in sales tax of which over $91 million goes directly to local cities. Orange County's franchised dealers employ 12,300 people with a total payroll of more than $676 million. CLICK HERE for the full report. 
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Trivia Challenge at Bottle Logic - Thursday, April 21
Join Lou Correa, Fmr. Senator and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 46th District, and Curt Pringle, Curt Pringle and Associates, at Bottle Logic Tasting Room for an evening of Trivia from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bottle Logic owner Steve Napolitano will join in to share the latest on Anaheim's thriving craft beer scene. Tickets include beer, food, trivia and a night of fun! Cost is $100 per person. RSVP to Jill Kanzler at jill@SOARanaheim.org. 
COMMUNITY EVENTS    
Wilderness Preserve Hiking and Riding Tours - February 27 to November 19
Orange County Transportation Authority is offering free excursions on various open space preserves that are permanently protected. This is a great opportunity for special access to some of Orange County's pristine open space and enjoys the natural landscape. CLICK HERE for more information, as well as dates and times.

Regional Leadership Forum 2016 - March 30- April 1
Register today for the 2016 Regional Transportation's 2016 Forum asking "What's Transportation's Future?" March 30 to April 1 at Monterey Marriott. The forum is a chance to meet, network, and share ideas with the leading regional leaders and thinkers from around the state. CLICK HERE for more information. 

2016 Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Awards Dinner - Tuesday, April 5
The Anti-Defamation League of Orange County and Long Beach invites you to an awards dinner starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at the Island Hotel to honor Tom Campbell, Chapman University; Judge Francisco F. Firmat; and Michele Johnson, Latham & Watkins. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Gravitational Waves: Examining the Universe in a Whole New Way - Thursday, April 7
CSU Fullerton Invites you to its upcoming event at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at The Center Club that is a special celebration and discussion detailing the discovery, technology and what it means for our ongoing exploration of our universe. CLICK HERE for more information and to register. 

Deadline to apply for CalOptima Board of Directors - Friday, April 15
CalOptima has begun recruitment for its Board of Directors. It is a county-organized health system serving more than 770,000 low-income children, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities. To apply for a seat on the board, please complete an application by April 15, 2016. Applications can be found HERE, or you can CLICK HERE for more info.  

OCBC Members receive 20 percent off at Pacific Chorale's Broadway Cabaret - Saturday, April 16 to Sunday April 17
Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting a small ensemble of its talented and versatile singers in two special performances in Segerstrom Center's Samueli Theater (cabaret-style seating) on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. OCBC Members receive 20 percent off! CLICK HERE to learn how.

4th Step Beyond Annual Breakfast - Thursday, April 21
Join The Wooden Floor for the 4th Annual Step Beyond Breakfast at 8 a.m. at The Wooden Floor Campus Thursday, April 21. Help support and be inspired by under-served students who have beaten the odds and are bound for college. CLICK HERE for more info. 

CA Women Lead's Women's Empowerment Conference -  April 21-22 
Join California Women Lead for a two-day conference at the Disneyland Hotel & Resort in Anaheim, California on Thursday, April 21 to Friday April 22. The reception will feature Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, Office of Gov. Brown; and Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court. CLICK HERE for more info.    

Build Your Own Story: Women in Home Building Conference - Friday, April 22
Join the Building Industry Association of OC from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 at Soka Performing Arts Center for the Women in Building Conference featuring a series of speakers and a panel discussion. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Winter Blues or Turning Point? Prospects for Growth Among Local and Global Risks - Thursday, April 28
Bring your clients and associates to the 2016 Midyear Economic Forecast, "Winter Blues or Turning Point? Prospects for Growth among Local and Global Risks" on April 28th at the Irvine Marriott to stay on top of factors that influence our economic landscape. Presented by California Bank & Trust, featuring CSUF Mihaylo College's Dean Anil Puri and Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting. Sponsorships are available and include admission to a VIP Reception. CLICK HERE for more info.

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow - Friday, May 6
Please join the Children & Families Commission for a conference that will discuss how investing in young children strengthens businesses and communities in Orange County on May 6 at Hotel Irvine. Experts from government, business and academia with join together for the unveiling of the firs-ever countywide assessment of children's school readiness. CLICK HERE for more info and CLICK HERE to register.

Leadercast: Architects of Tomorrow - Friday, May 6
Join UPS for an exclusive Leaderscast one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the OC UPS location. CLICK HERE for more info.

Voice for Girls Forum on Thriving in a Multi-Generational Workplace - Friday, May 6
Join the Girl Scouts of Orange County for a forum featuring acclaimed Psychologist Rita Murray, Ph.D. and a panel discussion from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Friday, May 6 at Pacific Club. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Come Fly With Me: Meritage Air Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing - Friday, May 6
Grab your boarding pass, live large and come fly with Meritage Air Friday, May 6 at The Colony House in Anaheim. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, a live band and a silent auction. The VIP reception will begin at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE for more info and CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets! 
 
Je taime Tahiti: Some Enchanted Evening - Saturday, May 7
Save the date for Pacific Symphony's gala event Saturday, May 7 at Hotel Irvine. More information about the event is coming soon. To purchase a table or sponsor the event, CLICK HERE. 

OCTANe's Technology Investor Forum - May 17-18
Join OCTANe for the Technology Investor Forum Tuesday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 18 at Hotel Irvine. The event will feature a Hackathon on Saturday May 14 to kickoff the forum. Tuesday and Wednesday will feature a series of panels and keynotes. CLICK HERE for more information. 
UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: APRIL 
Latino Educational Attainment 
Friday, April 8, 2016  I  9:00 am. to 10:30 a.m. 

NOTICE NEW DATE AND LOCATION: Infrastructure & OCMoves
Tuesday, April 12, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
(The meeting will be held in the conference room at OCBC, suite 125)  

NOTICE NEW TIME AND LOCATION: Cybersecurity Task Force Luncheon
Tuesday April 12, 2016  I  12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
(The meeting will be held in the conference room at 3 Park, suite 250) 

Workforce Development
Wednesday, April 20, 216  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Community College Working Group
Wednesday, April 20, 2016  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Economic Development 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

NOTICE NEW DATE: Workforce Housing
Thursday, April 28, 2016  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 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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