OCBC Workforce & Economic Development Committee Recap

OCBC's Joint Workforce and Economic Development Committee virtual meeting  on Tuesday, March 31st featured guest speakers who provided insight and resources from their respective institutions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including:   Allison Dembeck, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dembeck explained the major topics and provisions listed in the CARES...

OCBC Government Affairs Committee Recap: Orange County CEO Frank Kim

OCBC's Government Affairs meeting on Friday, March 3 featured perspectives from elected officials in local, state and federal government, including Frank Kim, CEO, County of Orange. Kim explained Orange County’s plan of action for regional planning in Orange County’s jurisdiction; regional & county resources; business...

Message from OCBC CEO: OCBC is Open for Business

Dear Orange County Community Leaders, Business, government and academic leaders in Orange County are at the forefront of monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. As are you, OCBC is implementing protocols and processes to avert spread of this virus, especially to vulnerable populations. We will help manage issues...

2020 Orange County Primary Election

On March 3, 2020, California held its 2020 primary election.  Traditionally, the California primary is held in June, but the state moved it to March in 2017 to wield greater influence over presidential elections.  Official results will take up to a few weeks for close...

New “Building a Modern CEQA” E-News Segment

Homelessness and housing are defining issues shaping California’s future. Those in the housing sector—developers, contractors and housing advocates—are all too familiar with abuses of the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA. CEQA was enacted in 1970 and remains a landmark law intended to protect California’s environment...