April 7, 2020 Indicator
OCBC Special E-Indicator – COVID-19 Edition: Thank You to Those Who Keep OC Moving, COVID-19 Updates for OC & CA, State Childcare, and More. View eNewsletter
OCBC Celebrates 25th Anniversary at 2020 Annual Dinner; OCBC Honors Tom Phelps with Inaugural Thomas D. Phelps Leadership Award; Meet Rebecca Campbell, New President, Disneyland Resort; and much more! View eNewsletter
Help Working Wardrobes Rebuild Important Jobs Program Destroyed by Fire; Rachel Rolnicki Joins OCBC as VP of Government Affairs; Secure Your Spot at OCBC’s Advocacy Trip to Sacramento-Space Limited; and much more! View eNewsletter
City of Hope OC Officially Starts Changing Cancer Care in Orange County; SoCal Policy Forum on Homelessness to Feature OCBC’s Lucy Dunn; OCBC’s Annual Dinner & 25th Anniversary Celebration; and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC’s BIZPAC Endorses Young Kim, John Moorlach, and Others; New Caltrans Director Focuses on Safety, Accountability, Gas Taxes for Repairs; Winners Honored at 9th Annual “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards” and much more! View eNewsletter
Congratulations to OCBC’s Alicia Berhow Joining Charter Communications; OCBC Workforce Housing Roundtable Highlights Challenges/Opportunities; OCBC Thanks Dr. Glenn Roquemore for Support and Leadership; and much more! View eNewsletter
Hotly Contested Bills Head to Governor, Google/CHOC/Experian to Headline Workforce Conference Oct 10, Disney Investments Create Significant Economic Impact, and much more! View eNewsletter
AB5 – Confusion on the Status of Independent Contractors V. Employee Status, Will the Legislature Keep its Promiste to Fix California Consumer Privacy Act, Mexico and Canada Consul Meet at OCBC to Support USMCA Ratification, and much more! View eNewsletter
Governor’s Economic Advisor Discusses CA Economy and HSR, OCBC CEO Shares Early Successes for OC Housing Trust, In Memorium: Lindsay Anderson Barr, and much more! View eNewsletter
Governor Newsom’s Legislative Secretary Anthony Williams Visits, OCBC’s 2019 Health Care Forum Discusses Future of Cancer Care in OC, State Senator Tom Umberg Joins OCBC for Meet and Greet, and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Meets with Rep. Harley Rouda, CALSTA Secretary Kim Outlines State Priorities in Mobility, 2019-20 OC Housing Scorecard Challenges Cities to Build, and much more! View eNewsletter
US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Up for Ratification, OC Tech & Life Science Firms Attract $1.6 Billion in Funding, Senator Umberg & Legislative Affairs Secretary Anthony Williams to Meet with OCBC Government Affairs Committee, and much more! View eNewsletter
City of Hope to Invest Over $1B in Cancer Care at FivePoint Gateway in Irvine, Opportunity Zones Buzz at Workforce Housing and Economic Development Committees, OCBC’s 2019-20 Housing Scorecard to be Released July 10, and much more! View eNewsletter
State Budget Conference Committee Allocates $1 Million to OCHFT, L.A. Rams’ Demoff Talks Team’s Economic Impact with OCBC, Dunn & Done: OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn Returns from 90-Day Sabbatical, and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Workforce Housing Scorecard Analyzes State of Housing in OC, Girl Scouts Accepting Nominations for Organizations Advancing Women Leaders, AT&T Foundation Awards Latino Educational Attainment Program with $20k Grant, and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.D., OCBC Board Member Annette Walker Honored as OCBJ Woman in Business, Governor Newsom Releases Updated Budget Proposal, and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Participates in Economic Development Roundtable, Presidential Candidate and Former Governor Hickenlooper Meets with OCBC, OCBC Legislation Update, OCBC and OCTA Host Members of U.S. Transportation Committee, and much more! View eNewsletter
OC Tourism Hits All Time High, OCMoves Committee Welcomes Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metrolink, Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast to Feature Kathy Kramer, CEO, OC Fair & Event Center, and much more! View eNewsletter
Housing Bill Encourages Job-Centered Development, 2019-2023 Economic Development Strategy, OCBC-Endorsed Candidates and Propositions Show 73% Success, and much more! View eNewsletter
Dunn Leads Conversation with D’Amaro, Burress at Disneyland Resort Stakeholders Event; Sen. Bates Debriefs OCBC on 2018 Legislative Agenda; Dunn&Done on Proposition 6; OCBC Releases Legislative Scorecard, and much more! View eNewsletter
Josh D’Amaro Featured Guest at Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast – Caltrans Director Laurie Berman Talks SB 1; SCAQMD Inches Forward on Rules Impacting Oil Refineries; Volkswagen’s EV Initiative Eyes Orange County; and much more! View eNewsletter
More Tariffs Threatened – Real Impact on Orange County’s Economy; Hernandez, Daly, Harkey, Freidenrich and Demarco Headline Government Affairs Huddle; Feds Fund OC Streetcar Project – OC’s First Light Rail is Coming To Santa Ana; and much more! View eNewsletter
OC Moves Welcomes Caltrans Chief Deputy Director Ryan Chamberlain, Disney and Anaheim Shelve Tax Incentive Agreements, Governor Signs Design-Build Legislation, Lisa Weaver and Avygail Sanchez Elected To OCBC Board of Directors and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Releases Comprehensive Study On OC Retail Industry; CTC Awards $44 Million For OC Mobility; Split Roll Ballot Measure Threatens Prop. 13; Disney Places Hotel Project on Indefinite Hold; TCA Bonds Upgraded to A-; and much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Hosts CA Assembly Committee; Disneyland President Josh D’Amaro Featured Guest At September Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast; 2018 Orange County Community Indicators Report Released; IRWD Completes Nation’s Largest Energy Storage System; and much more! View eNewsletter
AAA Don’t Drive Intoxicated or Intexticated – Share This Powerful Video; Christopher Reese Joins OCBC as Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development; Fairview Developmental Center Tour With Sen. John Moorlach; OCBC Endorses Mimi Walters (R-45th) For Re-Election to Congress; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Survey Says! Orange County Voters Oppose Rent Control; OCBC’s CLB Features Los Angeles Chargers’ Spanos Family Leadership; Nate Kaplan, State Director of GoRail, Joins OCBC Infrastructure Committee, State Senator Pat Bates Will Address Government Affiars Meeting; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Supports OC Housing Trust; OCBC’s BIZPAC: The Experts Opine on What to Expect in Novembers General Election; 2018 Energy Forum Highlights the Future Sources of Powering the Economy; Think Together Presents to Workforce Development Committee; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Briefs OCBC Government Affairs Committee on Homelessness; Register Today for OCBC’s 2018 Energy Forum; Grand Jury Finds Local Leaders, Nimby Residents to Blame for Homeless Housing Crisis; June Primary Success for OCBC Supported Measures; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
CalChamber Opposes Repeal of Gas Taxes (SB 1); The Two Hundred: Closing CEQA Loopholes Key to Bridging Inequity in Minority Homeowndership; OCBC Leads Delegation to DC and US Chamber Voices Support for Gas Tax; Top OC Business Groups Oppose Superfund Listing by EPA; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Urges ‘Yes’ vote on irvine ballot measures; Endorses City Council, Mayor Candidates; Dr. Wallace Walrod Presents Automation Study to OCBC Board, Previews Forthcoming Retails Study; OCBC Says Fast Tracking OC North Basin Superfund Listing ‘Makes no Sense’; Latham & Watkins Team Briefs OCBC Infrastructure Committee on CARB Rules, CEQA, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
CFEE Conference Focuses on Climate Financing; Proposed Air Quality Rule May Cost 4,000 Jobs and Increase Gas Prices; OCBC Supports Appropriation of Funds for Small Business Technical Assistance; Maria Gonzalez, Alicia Berhow Honored at Latino Educational Attainment Reception, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC Supports June Ballot Measures Prop. 69, 70, 71, 72 and Endorses Rep. Correa; Deadline Passes: Proposed Ballot Box Land Planning Measure in Irvine Fails to Advance; Metropolitan Board Approves $10.8 Billion Commitment to Two-Tunnel CAWaterFix; OCBC Opposes AB 3232 Electrification Bill; Supports Energy Choice for Consumers, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
How will President’s tweets affect Orange County; OC top spot for arts, tech faces challenges, Chapman study finds; Gov. Brown assembles transportation leaders to prepare defense of SB1; CTC approves 2018 STIP with $3 billion in new capacity improvements, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
One Voice, Two Capitols: Gov. Brown is focused on CA Waterfix, mobility; One Voice, Two Capitols: OCBC talks water, housing, transportation with state lawmakers; OCBC opposes OC superfund site listing, EPE grants additional time to comment; 2018 election: OCBC endorses roster of incumbents for state, county and municipal seats, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC opposes the President’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum; BREAKING NEWS: tariffs fallout? White house economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns; Is city traffic congestion no longer ‘bad’ under new state law; OCMoves welcomes California’s new inspector general Eraina Ortega, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC hosts EPA Region IX discussion of proposed north basin superfund site listing; OCTA briefs OCBC Directors on issues surrounding SR-241/SR-91 transition congestion; FivePoint’s Steve Churm takes mantle as 2018 OCBC Chairman of the Board; TCA to study eighth mobility concept in next phase of South County traffic relief project, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
New gas taxes approved for road improvements in all 58 California Counties; Still a car culture: decade-long decline in public transit use continues; CDH: 98% of California Jurisdictions fail to approve enough housing, SB 35 triggered; Josh D’Amaro named President of Disneyland Resort, Colglazier to head Asia parks; Experian issues annual data breach industry forecast for 2018, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
US Government shut down ends! Spending bill good through February 8; OCDE’s Dr. Al Mijares speaks to OCBC’s workforce development committee on DACA; OCBC finalizes 2018 work plan and performance measurements; Almost sold out! Join Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec at OCBC’s Annual Dinner – Feb. 8; What would it take for you to leave your car for the train, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OCBC introduces a 2018 wish list of legislative action; Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec has a special invitation for you! Annual Dinner – Feb. 8; CA Treasurer John Chiang visits OCBC on Gubernatorial Campaign Trail; Action Alert: Tell SCAQMD to keep CA oil refineries in CA; OCBC urges Public Utilities Commission to vote ‘no’ on natural gas moratorium, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec keynotes OCBC’s Annual Dinner Game Changers – Feb. 8; OCBC Welcomes Byron de Arakal as Vice President of Communications; Registration open for OCBC’s One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trip – March 12-13; Key issues that must be negotiated in a single tax reform bill; OCBC investors named as OC’s top workplaces, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
OC cities get their road projects in early for SB 1 funding; OCBC honors public agencies, leaders Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet; OCBC joins sate business leaders in support of DREAM Act reauthorization; Save the date! OCBC’s Annual Dinner & Board Installation – Feb. 8, 2018; Federal Tax Reform: A mixed bag for California; CalChamber list guides employers through new laws in 2018 and beyond; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Breaking News: OCBC supports Tax Reform with amendments; OCBC meets with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Presidential Adviser Trump on Tax Reform; OCBC Recognizes public sector champions cutting through red tape, improving business; OCBC Chairman of the Board receives surprise award as OC Influencer for Good; SCAG Economic Summit features OCBC on ‘Cost of Not Housing’; Brian Calle as VP of Opinion, SCNG to lead operations at LA Weekly, and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Breaking News: Gas taxes rise Nov 1; cities’ traffic relief funding almost doubles; OCBC celebrates Alicia Berhow as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs; Economic Forecast Conference highlights strength in OC Economy; Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast with Coca Cola’s Peter Villegas – Nov. 7; 2017 OC Influencers for Good — OCBC’s leaders featured Nov. 8; 2,600 new jobs, $1B paid in taxes over 40 years, Disney doubles down on commitment to OC; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Breaking news: Assemblyman Phillip Chen is OCBC’s legislator of the year;OCBC had an 86 percent kill rate on bad legislation in 2017 – another great year; OCBC releases 2017-2018 Orange County Workforce Indicators Report; Santa Ana joins Irvine in bid for second Amazon headquarters; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Breaking news: OC continues to build momentum in push for Amazon’s second headquarters – show your support; Lucy Dunn: Orange Count has what Amazon wants; Is Disney paying their fair share? Yes! Governor Brown signs OCBC supported housing legislation; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Breaking news: OC competes for Amazon’s second headquarters – show your support; Legislature adjourns – these bills sent to the governor – make your voice heard; Lucy Dunn: Keep the water flowing and approve ‘California WaterFix’ project; US Chamber report details continuing legal system challenges in CA; Addressing homelessness: Anaheim operation Home S.A.F.E. approved; and much, much more! View eNewsletter
Breaking news: The Good and Bad in Water Policy; Concerned by Santa Ana River Homelessness? Attend Sept. 12 City Council Meeting; Housing top of the Agenda in this week in legislature; DC insights from MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt, deftly moderated by SCNG’s Brian Calle; and much, much more!
Breaking news: OCBC opposes state seizure of Fullerton property planned for homes; CA Water Fix sees progress for sustainable supply; Lucy Dunn responds to OC Register article on Sand Canyon Apartments; OCBC accepting applications for events communication specialist; Michelle Steel visits OCBC’s Government Affairs committee; OCMoves hosts reception for House Approps. On Transportation & Infrastructure Chair; and much more!
Breaking news: OC Board of Supervisors delays vote that could change CalOptima Board; e-Commerce means new paradigm for shoppers, retailers, developer and government; OCBC games plans next steps on North OC Groundwater Basin; OCBC in the news: Check out these recently published article from Lucy Dunn; and much, much more!
Breaking news: OCBC urges for SoCal to receive fair share of cap and trade funds; Rep. Lou Correa, 46th District, visits with OCBC Government Affairs committee; OCBC honors OCAR, discusses cost of homelessness; News you can use: OCBC’s Economic Development Forum – July 20; Nominations open for Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards; and much, much more.
Breaking News: Big win! CA Water Fix gets authorization from U.S. Endangered Species Act; Peter DeMarco joins OCBC as Sr. VP of Government Affairs; Coming to your business site soon: Superfund listing?; Will San Diego Water Authority and MET finally resolve decades of litigation?; Santa Ana City Council approves millions of dollars toward housing; OCBC urges LA Board of Supervisors to approve 21,500 homes in Newhall Ranch; and much, much more!
Breaking News: Rep. Correa introducing JWA Port-of-Entry Amendment Tomorrow; OCBC Asks Gov. Brown to deny OCWD superfund designation request; OCBC welcomes CA Gubernatorial Candidate Villaraigosa; Take a one minute survey to help OCBC improve its content; After five years of environmental review, Cadiz Water Project closer to final steps; CTC holds workshops on recently passed SB 1 transportation funding; OCBC applauds Congresswoman Walters on Medical Device innovation legislation; Housing Update: Tentative ruling in Huntington Beach, Kennedy Commission case; Economy shifting from brick-and-mortar to online, what’s in store for OC? – July 20 Forum; and more!
Breaking news: Friday marks deadline for bills to make it out of house of origin; Fed update: Proposed budget cuts health care, education and infrastructure spending; OCBC challenges report saying SoCal can make it another summer without Aliso Canyon; Report reveals SoCal low-income housing shortage tips to 1 million homes; Stein: California’s priority challenges; and much, much more!
Breaking news: Cyberattacks mean this week cannot be business as usual; OC Community Indicators released at OC Forum, housing dominates conversation; OCBC commends Gov. Brown’s priorities on Catrans oversight, education in May revise; 2016 Annual Tourism Report show OC hit record number of visitors; CA Business Roundtable studies negative impacts of prevailing wage; Stay connected with TCA as the agency enhances regional mobility with 241/91 Connector; and much, much more!
Breaking News: OCBC in Washington D.C. advocating for OC priorities; Federal Update: Shutdown avoided; Trump reaches 100 days; Health care reform. OCBC supports U.S. Chamber in efforts to advance health care reform; AT&T awards $20,000 grant at OCBC’s Latino Educational Attainment Reception; OC Register: Western Digital moves headquarters to San Jose; Gov. Brown signs landmark transportation funding package; CA makes modest employment gains in March; and more!
OCBC welcomes Fmr. Top National Security Official for Cyber, Gov. Affairs debrief; Potential return to normalcy for Ex-Im Bank, Pres. Trump announces two nominations; Californians must cut driving by 1.6 miles per day to meet state climate change goals; Register by Friday for 9th annual Latino Educational Attainment Reception; Federal Update: Debt ceiling, health care, NAFTA and more!; Bryan Starr named President and Chair of Irvine Community Land Trust; and much, much more!
Breaking News: ONT’S CEO highlights airport’s strategies for success at today’s breakfast; ‘Fix-It bill’ for transportation funding heads to legislature for approval; OC Register reluctantly supports SB 1 to fix roads, bridges; OCBC advocates for increased graduation rates, decrease in achievement gap; On the federal front: a snapshot of a few issues affecting business; Lucy Dunn honored with lifetime achievement award for transportation work; OCBC video to on need to house workforce wins national Telly Award; OCBC hosts five UC Irvine students for ‘Job Shadow Day;’ and much, much more!