OCBC Announces Support For June 5 Ballot Measures

IRVINE, CA  -  April 16, 2018 -  Orange County Business Council today announced its support for the five qualified, statewide initiatives appearing on the ballot for the June 5, 2018 primary election. The quintet of propositions before California voters include a parks, environment and water bond; a...

OCBC Endorses Nine Incumbents In State, Local Races

IRVINE, CA— March 20, 2018 - Orange County Business Council today announced it is endorsing nine incumbent candidates seeking re-election to the California state senate and assembly, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Orange County treasurer-tax collector, and the city councils of Irvine and Newport...

Who’s really to blame for OC’s Housing Affordability Crisis

This past week, three separate media outlets sought my comment on Orange County’s housing affordability crisis and high-cost of living. The inquiries came on the heels of a host of news stories chronicling sky-high rents, the dismantling of homeless encampments in Anaheim, and the adequacy...

OCBC Finalizes 2018 Workplan and Performance Measurements

On Jan 12, OCBC's Strategic Planning Committee and officers met to review the 2018 OCBC strategic work plan. Housing, infrastructure, education and innovation remain top initiatives, however, impactful agenda items will be 2018 mid-election issues, including opposition to rent control, potential repeal of SB 1,...