The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, January 24, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: PRES. TRUMP'S MOVE AGAINST TPP CAUSES UNCERTAINTY FOR CA, OC EXPORTERS 
Yesterday, President Trump formally signed three executive orders on trade, one of which removes the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations. TPP was a landmark trade deal with 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region including Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Canada and Mexico - collectively accounting for 40 percent of global trade - the ability to trade with streamlined regulations and without tariffs. The move has very real consequences for California and Orange County. According to the latest data from the U.S. Commerce Department, in 2015 California exported $69 billion in goods to the countries involved in the TPP, including $27 billion to Mexico and $17 billion to Canada. Most of California's exports to TPP countries are technology related. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
STATE TREASURER CHIANG SUPPORTS 'GREEN BONDS' FOR CLEAN TECH, RESTRAINT ON SCHOOL BONDS
On January 23, OCBC CEO Lucy Dunn met with California State Treasurer, John Chiang, at Ontario Councilman Alan Wapner's quarterly business roundtable.  Mr. Chiang, a candidate for California governor in 2018, addressed questions from attendees, from solving the state's housing crises, to fiscal management in reducing the state's debt, increasing the state's credit rating, and climate change goals. He highlighted two items in particular: the school bond and bond issuance for CleanTech. Even though voters overwhelmingly approved a new school bond this past election, Mr. Chiang supports the Governor's path that slows issuance of those bonds, favoring once again fiscal restraint in incurring more debt. However, this school bond is important to alleviating the housing crises while also repairing schools. Mr. Chiang urged the business community not to sue, but follow the Governor's guidelines to get to bond issuance. Mr. Chiang also talked about issuing "green bonds" to support clean tech and advance the state's climate change goals. CLICK HERE for a video of his speech to CleanTechForum in San Francisco last night. For more info, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
GOVERNOR STANDS FOR CALIFORNIA IN ROUSING STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
Gov. Brown delivered a passionate State of the State address today focusing on several key issues: Immigration, health care, infrastructure funding, climate change and the need for national unity. He highlighted that as the sixth largest economy in the world, it is critical for the U.S. economy that the state continues to thrive and urged federal lawmakers to enact policy solutions to ensure this. OCBC commends the governor's support of President Trump's promise to "build and build big," by investing heavily in public works and infrastructure projects. This is a key area where California and the federal government can bridge differences and work together to create jobs and improve mobility. OCBC also congratulates Xavier Becerra on being sworn in as California's first Latino Attorney General. CLICK HERE for a transcript of the governor's speech. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
ACTION ALERT: JOIN OCBC'S ALISO CANYON STAKEHOLDER WEBINAR 
On Tuesday, regulators issued a series of proposals to Southern California Gas Co. to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon storage facility - though only at about one third of its previous capacity. The state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources announced that SoCalGas has either completed or is on track to complete the requirements for renewed operations at the facility, post last year's shutdown while the utility researched and improved its safety and monitoring operations.  Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage facility is critical to meeting So Cal's energy needs. Two public meetings will be held on February 1 and 2, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Hilton Woodland Hills. To prepare for these hearings, OCBC, BizFed, Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley Industry and Commerce Association, and San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership will be co-hosting two informational webinars providing important updates detailing the process of re-opening Aliso Canyon. CLICK HERE to join us 2-3 p.m. Friday, January 27 and click "call via computer" for best audio or dial 1.213.226.1066 passcode 322980838#. CLICK HERE to join a second webinar 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
WILL YOU ADAPT, CONNECT AND TRANSFORM? OCBC'S ANNUAL DINNER - FEB. 16, REGISTER NOW!
Registration is open for OCBC's 2017 Annual Dinner and Installation of the Board of Directors, sponsored by Transportation Corridor Agencies. The gala event will feature the theme "ACT : Adapt. Connect. Transform." OCBC will recognize outgoing 2016 Chair RJ Mayer, The Mayer Corporation, and install the 2017 Board of Directors, led by incoming Chair Richard Porras, AT&T. Keynote speaker and more details coming soon!
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017  Time: 5:30 p.m.  Registration  I 9 p.m. Adjourn Place: Hotel Irvine  For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Events Director. 

OCMOVES: A CLOSER LOOK AT GOV. BROWN'S TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES 
OCBC's OCMoves members advocate Orange County's transportation priorities at regional, state and federal levels, as well as provide oversight on behalf of the business community. 

OCBC applauds the Governor Jerry Brown for prioritizing California's aging transportation infrastructure with a balanced approach that includes both revenues and reforms.  The budget proposal Gov. Brown released earlier this month includes total funding of $18.1 billion for all programs administered within the Transportation Agency. In addition, the Shared Revenues budget in the General Government area allocates over $1.6 billion in fuel excise tax to cities and counties for local streets and roads (including $200 million from Gov. Brown's transportation package).  The budget reflects the Governor's transportation funding and reform package first outlined in September 2015. The package includes a combination of new revenues, additional investments of Cap and Trade auction proceeds, accelerated loan repayments, Caltrans efficiencies and streamlined project delivery, accountability measures, and constitutional protections for new revenues. Over the next 10 years, Gov. Brown's transportation package provides almost $43 billion for transportation investments with revenues split evenly between state highways and local roads, placing an emphasis on repairing and maintaining existing infrastructure. The plan also includes a big investment in public transit and active transportation. Now is the time for legislative leadership to take Gov. Brown's proposal a craft a compromise that finalizes a transportation deal this legislative year.  CLICK HERE for a closer look at the 10-Year Infrastructure Investment Plan. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs.
CHARTER LOCAL EDITION HIGHLIGHTS TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET AWARD WINNER
Every year, OCBC honors public agencies for the good work that they do to cut through red tape and remove barriers to economic development through its Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards program, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. The Santa Ana College won the 2016 award for Responding to Globalization with its International Business Program, which is an accredited CGBP designed to provide students and business practitioners, including those already involved in international business, with the practical hands on exposure to the world of international business. Charter Local Edition recently sat down with Glenn Doolittle, Professor, Santa Ana College, to discuss the program and the award. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, Economic Development Specialist. 
DUNN: HOW BAD IS OC'S HOUSING CRISIS? 
The following article appears as it was written by Lucy Dunn and published in The Orange County Register on January 15, 2017.
It's bad. California ranks 49th in the country for housing units per capita, which is not surprising given that from 2005 to 2015 only 22 new home permits were filed for every 100 new residents. Benchmarked against other states, we are short 2 million units. Make that 3.5 million to meet pent-up demand and future growth, according to McKinsey Global Institute. Further, California's Department of Housing and Community Development just issued its long-overdue Statewide Housing Assessment 2025 demonstrating at least 1.5 million homes are needed. Economics 101: When demand exceeds supply, price goes up. As of November 2016, the median home price in Orange County was $660,000 - near the highest in the country - renters pay more than 35 percent of their income toward rent, and overall homeownership rates are falling to levels not seen since the 1940s. CLICK HERE to read more.
ADRIAN FOLEY AT OCBC'S FIRST CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - JAN. 26
Join OCBC for the first Chairman's Leadership Breakfast of the 2017 series featuring Adrian Foley, COO, Brookfield Residential, Western Region President. He oversees the entire California business portfolio for Brookfield Residential - one of North America's largest publicly traded real estate entities, with land development and homebuilding operations in 11 of the most dynamic regions across the U.S. and Canada. Our guest will be interviewed by none other than Tom Phelps, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, Chair of OCBC's CEO Leadership Caucus. For more information, contact Sabra Ritter, Events Director. 
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017  Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Location: The Center Club
Cost: $85 members  I  $145 Non-members  I  $300 2017 CLB series 
LUCY DUNN FEATURED IN NEWPORT BEACH CHAMBER'S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES - FEB. 9
Join the Newport Beach Chamber and Inspire: Women in Business for the Women in Leadership Speaker Series featuring Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, at 11:30 a.m. at the Pacific Club. Dunn's talk is part of a series of featuring the most successful women in Orange County who tell their stories of breaking through the glass ceiling to achieve great success in life and business. CLICK HERE for more information, or visit www.newportbeach.com. For more information, contact Natalie Rubalcava, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
REGISTER TODAY FOR SAC ADVOCACY TRIP MARCH 13-14, SAVE THE DATE FOR WASHINGTON, D.C.!
This WILL sell out! Help make the voice of business heard and advance OC's competitive advantage by joining OCBC for the annual One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trip to Sacramento Monday, March 13-14. Join us for targeted legislative meetings to advocate for OC's priorities and unparalleled networking with business and elected officials. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
WHEN: March 13-14, 2017 WHERE: The Sheraton Grand Hotel  I  1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA
 
Save the date for the One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.C. May 1-3, 2017. Registration for the trip will open up next month. 
SAVE THE DATE FOR OCBC'S EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - SEPT. 19
You won't want to miss OCBC's Annual Executive Invitational Golf Tournament, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This is OC's premier golf event featuring high-level networking with top executives from Orange County's leading businesses. Sign up today to become a sponsor and take advantage of this opportunity to market your brand as a top company in OC. 
WHEN: September 19, 2017 WHERE: Monarch Beach Golf Links  
 
SCRIPPS SCIENTISTS REACT TO USE OF RESEARCH REGARDING POSEIDON PROPOSED DESAL PLANT
Poseidon Water's proposed Huntington Beach seawater desalination project is "Exhibit A" for the need for CEQA reform. Proposed in the late 1990's, the project has undergone nearly two full decades of regulatory analysis and review. Poseidon Water has always advocated for the science to speak for itself when it comes to the permitting process. This month, scientists at Scripps Institute wrote a letter to the Coastal Commission staff to correct marketing a conclusion that was opposite to their science-based analysis. The Coastal Commission cited the research as basis for concerns that the proposed Huntington Beach plant's intake pipes pose a threat to small and microscopic plankton. However, the research actually indicated that "many of the taxa are predominantly distributed offshore, but share the same trend as coastal taxa," according to the letter. "It is therefore not reasonable to attribute this decline to the impact of coastal development or nearshore power-plant intakes." CLICK HERE for a recent article from Calwatchdog.com for more. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs. 
LA TIMES: SUSTAINABLE HOUSING PROJECT DESERVES QUICK APPROVALS
A housing developer is trying to do a sustainable development the right way. State and local officials should recognize it and swiftly approve the project. It's no secret that Southern California has a housing shortage and badly needs new housing units. It should be a simple problem to address but building here takes an abnormally long time because of ever-changing rules, regulations and constant lawsuit abuse typically funded by special-interest groups. These efforts are meant to slow down or kill any and all development. The chief complaint against development is that it hurts the environment. But the master-planned Newhall Ranch housing development in unincorporated northern Los Angeles County near Valencia is poised to both help with our region's housing shortage while at the same time creating a revolutionarily sustainable community that offsets its environmental impacts with "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions. CLICK HERE to read more. 
ONTARIO AIRPORT BEGINS NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO DALLAS
OCBC investor Southwest Airlines began nonstop service between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Dallas Love Field on January 17. In celebration of the new service, ONT is providing complimentary valet parking - a $20 per day value - through the rest of January to passengers flying the new route. The first flight carried 143 passengers, which was a sold out flight. The nonstop service to Dallas, flight 2996, has a scheduled departure of 8 a.m. and a 12:55 p.m. arrival Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the nonstop flight leaves ONT at 7 a.m. and arrives in Dallas at noon. ONT is located in the Inland Empire and recently transferred from ownership by Los Angeles World Airports to the local control of Ontario International Airport Authority. For more information, contact Natalie Rubalcava, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
COX CHARITIES' $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS FEB. 1
Graduating High School seniors can now apply to earn up to $5,000 to pursue their dreams of a college education with the Cox Charities Foundation scholarship. The foundation awards scholarships across the CA service areas, including San Diego, Orange County, Palos Verdes and Santa Barbara. The students who receive the scholarship are pursuing careers that incorporate their passion for giving back and the innovative ways they are impacting their community. From science and engineering to business and the arts. Students can apply by visiting www.coxcharities.org and filling out the application by February 1. For more information, contact Natalie Rubalcava, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
CONGRATS TO TALLIA HART ON HER NEW ROLE AS PRESIDENT OF SF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
In mid-march, Tallia Hart, President and CEO of Irvine Chamber of Commerce, will assume her new role as the President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Hart was selected following a national search for her inspiring leadership, in-depth non-profit management experience and passion to advocate for the business community. During her seven-year tenure in Irvine, she oversaw advocacy for the organization's 1,000 members and established an economic development department and international programs for the City of Irvine. She is the first woman, minority and youngest to lead the 167-year-old organization. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business membership organization in San Francisco. It serves more than 2,500 member businesses and 200,000 employees from companies of every size and industry. Congratulations Tallia! 
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION OF OC SEEKING COMMISSIONERS
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to serve on the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. The recruitment is open to new applicants and current members to fill three Commission member positions for the 2017-2019 terms. Two positions are in the Education category and one in the Health category. Candidates must have relevant expertise or experience in one of these categories. The 2017 Commissioner Application Package is available at occhildrenandfamilies.com. Applications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on February 23, 2017. For more information, contact Natalie Rubalcava, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
GET YOUR CYBERSECURITY TIP OF THE DAY HERE...
Be aware of your privacy and security when shopping online. Shopping online is one of the most convenient things that modern technology has made available to us. However, due to the nature of e-commerce it can sometimes be hard to tell if you're dealing with a legitimate merchant. The Cybersecurity Task Force strongly emphasizes the importance of shopping with care by protecting your privacy and practicing the following tips:  Before submitting credit card information online, look at the URL to ensure you're on a HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) site. Be wary if a site requires information that isn't necessary for a transaction. Always use strong and secure passwords. Use a secure network.  Information security is more important than anything you could buy. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, Economic Development Specialist. 
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
COMMUNITY EVENTS    
North Orange County Regional Outlook - Tuesday, February 28
Join the North Orange County Chamber for a gathering of cities that are experiencing a shift in many facets of their communities, from housing and development, to education levels and jobs. The event features a panel of experts and a discussion on these issues and takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Brea - NOC. CLICK HEREfor more info. 
UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: FEBRUARY
Cybersecurity Task Force
Wednesday, January 25, 2017  I  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

NOTE JOINT MEETING: Advocacy and Government Affairs and Workforce Housing 
Friday, February 3, 2017  I  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Infrastructure 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

NOTE TIME AND DATE: Economic Development
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  I  Noon to 1:30 a.m. 

Workforce Development
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  I  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Community College Working Group
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  I  9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Latino Educational Attainment
Friday, February 17, 2017  I  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 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  Natalie Rubalcava, Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development. 
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