The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County                                                                                   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: OCBC URGES FOR SOCAL TO RECEIVE FAIR SHARE OF CAP AND TRADE FUNDS
A 2/3 vote is expected for the deal lawmakers and Gov. Brown just reached that extends California's Cap-and-Trade program through 2030 and generally, OCBC supports the concepts of cap-and-trade. However, OCBC and other SoCal stakeholders insist on equitable distribution of funds from the groundbreaking market-based program designed to combat the growing effects of global climate change. Past distribution of funds generated has lead to a growing disparity between Southern California and the Bay Area. The six-county SCAG region has nearly half of the state's population and two-thirds of the state's disadvantaged communities, yet receives less than 30 percent of its fair share Cap-and-Trade funds. OCBC urges you to contact representatives in the State Assembly and Senate to insist that an equitable distribution of Cap-and-Trade funds be provided in any reauthorization bill so that the whole state can move forward, not just one regionFor more information, contact Alicia Berhow, OCBC Vice President. 
REP. LOU CORREA, 46TH DISTRICT VISITS WITH OCBC GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Congressman Correa in an OCBC One-Minute Video
Congressman Correa in an OCBC One-Minute Video. 
OCBC's Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee welcomed The Honorable Lou Correa, 46th Congressional District Friday. Congressman Correa discussed the rise of national debt from 40 percent to 70 percent of the US GDP, while tax policy updates may be delayed until next year as both parties work to reach consensus. Correa also stressed working with local business leaders to ensure economic success by generating new jobs in cyber-technology, research and development, and computer science fields in OC, as well as emphasizing OC's two strongest industry clusters - Tourism and Agriculture - for future generations. The Congressman pushed for public-private partnership, but also wants to give OC businesses the ability to grow without government interference. He stressed bipartisan efforts toward a healthcare plan compromise that serves all socioeconomic brackets. For more information on this committee, contact Alicia Berhow, OCBC Vice President.
OCBC HONORS OCAR, DISCUSSES COST OF HOMELESSNESS
OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckus attended the meeting and gives his reaction to the presentations
OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckus in an OCBC One-Minute Video.
OCBC's Workforce Housing Committee honored The Orange County Association of Relators Thursday with a 2017 National Telly Award for the 2015 workforce housing video. OCAR partnered with OCBC to create the video, which highlights the region's housing crisis and ways to remedy it. Orange County currently has a median home price of $795,000, which is an unattainable price tag for middle skill and next generation workers. Tony Capitelli, Legislative Director, OCAR, shared the current housing market and relayed reasons for high home prices such as low inventory of homes. It is now more expensive to build a home in California than anywhere else in the country. Capitelli also noted that the consequences of Orange County's lack of housing cause longer commutes, more traffic, fewer jobs within the county, less revenue for cities and a crumbling infrastructure.  Homelessness is also a tough consequence Orange County faces due to the lack of housing. Colin Bernatzky, Research Assistant from UCI, presented on the Cost Study of Homelessness, which was a result of a partnership with UCI, OC United Way and Jamboree Housing. Although mental illness is a contributor of homelessness, the study found job loss, home foreclosures, and death of a breadwinning family were also catalysts and noted that homelessness is a county wide responsibility with severe consequences if not dealt with. For more information, contact Patty Conover, Director of Communications. 
NEWS YOU CAN USE: OCBC'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM - JULY 20
Future trends are important to your continued success. The U.S. economy is under a massive shift from a focus on industry, to an economy driven by information. Online shopping retail sales are predicted to grow steadily to $370 billion in 2017, and up to $231 billion by 2021, according to a recent Trade and Industry article. Traditional office, retail and commercial centers are increasingly underused and adaptive reuse of land and buildings is critical to a region's economic vitality. Forward-thinking local governments will capitalize on this shift to show more flexibility in zoning and development standards, such as rezoning a commercial area to allow for housing development. As this trend spreads from city to city across the nation, OCBC is leading the conversation on how developers, business and city leaders can work together to dictate a profitable future for all in the new economy. Two panels of experts at the Economic Development Forum July 20 will give insider insights and comprehensive perspectives on the emergence of  a new generation of e-tailers, including Shaheen Sadeghi, CEO, Lab Holding LLC; Jarrod Purdon, Director of Marketing, UPS Southern California District; Bruce Channing, City Manager, Laguna Hills; Shari Freidenrich, OC Treasurer; Diane Harkey, Chairwoman, Board of Equalization; and Mike Posey, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Huntington Beach.  At OCBC's 2017 Economic Development Forum, OCBC's Chief Economic Advisor to OCBC, will delve into the current state of OC's brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, OCBC Director.  



TUSTIN CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED HOUSING, MOBILITY PLAN AMENDMENTS
OCBC appeared July 5 to testify before the Tustin City Council in support of an amendment to the Tustin Specific Plan that with mixed use zoning changes that allow for an additional 2,221 homes and improved walkability and mobility. With a commendable motion by Mayor Pro Tem Al Murray and unanimous approvals from the rest of council, the amendment passed. This is a historic move for Tustin, which has ranked 20th out of Orange County's 34 cities in terms of building enough housing for its workforce. Millennials are leaving the county at the second highest rate in the nation, and Tustin is an example of a city taking the necessary action to amend its city planning to counteract this exodus and plan for its workforce and business community. The currently undeveloped Tustin Legacy area is encompassed by Barranca Parkway and Edinger Avenue. CLICK HERE to learn more about the master planned community and its future. For more information, contact Patty Conover, OCBC Director. 
OCBC URGES ASSEMBLY TO PASS, GOV. TO SIGN SB 2 FOR PERMANENT SOURCE OF HOUSING FUNDING
On Thursday, the California Senate approved SB 2 (Atkins), also known as the Building Homes and Jobs Act, by a 27-12 vote. The bill establishes a permanent source of funding for affordable housing through a $75 fee on some real estate transaction documents, such as deeds and notices, with a cap at $225 per parcel, per transaction basis, and exempts commercial and residential real estate transactions. The bill now heads to the Assembly, where OCBC urge its passage to the Governor's desk before the July 21 recess. SB 2 would increase California's supply of affordable homes, create jobs, and spur economic growth without incurring additional debt. For more information, contact Patty Conover, OCBC Director. 
OCTA JUMPS FINAL FEDERAL HURDLE TOWARD I-405 IMPROVEMENTS
Orange County is about to receive final approval for a $627 million TIFIA loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enable construction of significant I-405 corridor improvements. This low interest loan is expected to save Orange County taxpayers over $300 million in interest costs as well as 20 percent in toll charges for future express lane users- thus keeping OCTA's promise of allowing more than one passenger vehicles to use the express lanes for free or reduced costs. OCBC continues to be a major advocate for this project and its success under OCTA. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, OCBC Vice President. 
OCBC MOURNS PASSING OF DALE DYKEMA, OC POLITICAL ACTIVIST
Republican activist and longtime friend of OCBC Dale Dykema passed away on Fourth of July at the age of 87. Dykema was a instrumental political figure in Orange County who helped bolster minorities and women in the GOP, along with consulting on numerous campaigns. He was recently honored with the Republican Party's Thomas Fuentes Award. "Dale was a true gentleman with a legacy that will live on in Orange County for many years to come," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO. "Our prayers and condolences are with his family." 
WHILE CA STRUGGLES WITH ARTS EDUCATION, IRVINE UNIFIED CONTINUES TO SEE ITS VALUE
A recent article published in EdSource highlighted the persistent scaling back of arts education throughout California schools over the past 40 years. However, while the rest of the state's focus trends toward predominantly math and English studies, as those are the subjects on standardized tests, Irvine Unified remains committed to enrolling students in drawing, painting, sculpting and performance arts. This is predominantly possible due to the generosity of grants and donors. OCBC commends arts philanthropy donations to ensure students receive a well-rounded education, such as the recent $20 million gift from The Irvine Company to Irvine Schools. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, OCBC Vice President. 
WHITE HOUSE THEME WEEKS ECHO OCBC CORE INITIATIVES
Within days of taking office, President Trump's administration rolled out a series of "themed" weeks focused on a variety of topics from national park appreciation and boat safety, to more robust policy-based weeks centered on education, workforce development, and infrastructure. The themed weeks serve as an indicator to the approach the President hopes to take regarding policy ideas and implementation. Education week highlighted the school choice voucher program while workforce development week stressed expanding apprenticeships in the U.S. to mirror European models. Under the banner of infrastructure week, the White House's plan to privatize national air traffic control overshadowed a $1 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure. Each theme served as a launching point for national tours centered on the week's distinct topic, many of which echoes OCBC' own core initiatives: Enhancing workforce development programs, increasing investment in infrastructure, promoting economic development, and increasing the supply and range of housing. For more information, contact Alicia Berhow, OCBC Vice President. 
REGISTER TODAY FOR CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST WITH JULIE MILLER-PHIPPS AUG. 24
julie miller-phipps
Join Orange County Business Council for a Chairman's Leadership Breakfast featuring Julie Miller-Phipps, President of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region. With over 30 years of healthcare leadership expereince Miller-Phipps has earned the honors of being named one of Orange County Business Journal's "Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders", and one of 14 "Game Changers" by the Orange County Register. WHEN: August 24, 2017 WHERE: The Center Club  
  
CYBERSECURITY CORNER: KNOW HOW TO SPOT FAKE ANTIVIRUSES
Fake antivirus is malicious software (malware) designed to steal information from unsuspecting users by mimicking legitimate security software. The malware makes numerous system modifications making it extremely difficult to terminate unauthorized activities and remove the program. The presence of pop-ups displaying unusual security warnings and asking for credit card or personal information is the most obvious method of identifying a fake antivirus infection. The Cybersecurity Task Force encourages users to Be cautious when visiting web links or opening attachments from unknown senders as well as keeping software patched and updated.For more information, contact Jocelin Jimenez, OCBC Director.  
MILLENNIAL ABOUT TOWN: OUTDOOR MOVIES THROUGHOUT OC THIS SUMMER
"Millennial About Town!" chronicles the great entertainment, arts, and culture found right here in Orange County. Got suggestions for me? Send them to Patty Conover. 
When I was little, we regularly used the movie theater as a cool escape from a heat wave. However, a date night in a movie theater can easily run over $40 with tickets and snacks included. It's good thing for my wallet that I live in Orange County now and OC Parks launched the Sunset Cinema series, offering 12 free movie screenings on beaches and parks all over the county. This past weekend, The Goonies played on the beach in Dana Point where a salty breeze cooled down viewers relaxing on blankets and folding chairs amidst a gorgeous view of sunset. The next free movie will be on July 21 in Mason Regional Park in Irvine, featuring one of my personal favorites, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. CLICK HERE to read more about the schedule. If you're OK with paying a bit for the experience and would like to reserve a comfy cushion on the beach, there is a mix of oldies-but-goodies and newer films offered through Beach Front Cinema, which shows films in Huntington Beach, CLICK HERE for more info.  Outdoor evening movies are quickly becoming my favorite way to spend a cheap night out while escaping my non-air-conditioned apartment. 
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. For more information, contact  Pamela Chamberlain, OCBC Specialist.  WHEN: September 19, 2017 WHERE: Monarch Beach Golf Links  
 
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
COMMUNITY EVENTS    
Legislative Karaoke Reception - Wednesday, July 26
Join OCBC, OCAR and partners for the Legislative Karaoke Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sammy's Original. CLICK HERE for a flier or HERE to register. 

Rock the Walk with Anaheim Gardenwalk live music every Thursday throughout July 
Anaheim Gardenwalk heats up summer nights with Rock the Walk live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Grand Opening Celebration for Wesley Village - Thursday, August 10
Join Jamboree Housing for the Grand Opening of senior affordable housing complex from 5-7 p.m. for Wesley Village in Garden Grove. CLICK HERE for more info.   

2017 Water Policy Dinner - Wednesday, August 30
Register today for the MWDOC Water Policy Dinner with Keynote Roger Patterson, Assistant General Manager for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. CLICK HERE for more info. 

Mobility 21 Summit - Friday, September 29
Early bird registration is open for the Mobility 21 Summit at Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim. Attendees meet the transportation industry decision-makers from across Southern California and network with over 1,200 attendees. CLICK HERE for more information. 

California Economic Summit - November 2-3 
Save the date for the California Economic Summit in San Diego Thursday, November 2 to Friday, November 3. The summit is designed to accelerate coordinated implementation of the Roadmap action plans and strengthen the Summit network. Early bird deadline is August 31, use discount code OC 17 for 20 percent off registration. CLICK HERE for more info. 
UPCOMING OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: JULY
NOTE NEW DATECybersecurity Task Force
Wednesday, July 26  I  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

Workforce Development Committee
Wednesday, July 19 I 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

STEAM Forum 
Friday, July 28, 2017  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  Natalie Rubalcava, OCBC Vice President. 
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