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VOTE YES ON PROP 1, CA'S WATER BOND - Your Vote Tuesday is Critical For California's Future

Putting partisan politics aside, the Legislature came together on a $7.545 billion bond measure to ensure Prop 1 has a chance of becoming a reality. The final word on Prop 1 is in YOUR HANDS on November 4! 

BizFed joins the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, GO-Biz, in sharing exciting news that the "Breaking Barriers to Doing Business" Program has officially launched. Also known as B3, the Breaking Barriers to Doing Business Program shines a light on the good work that government and public-private partners are doing to make it easier to do business in California. 

The BizFed Institute convened an amazing panel recenty on this issue.....see more here...AND weigh in...this issue is key for our regional economic growth...

Election Day is LESS THAN one week from today! During Monday's BizFed Roundtable with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, he suggested that instead of merely "getting out the vote," we use BizFed's strength in numbers to "Inspire The Vote!"

BizFed October Board Actions - Get The Scoop!

Many thanks to the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the October Board Meeting, and also to the Southern California Methodist Hospital for hosting us. This summary of Board actions will arm you and your members on these critical issues.

Culver City Council OPPOSES Anti-Prop 13 Split Roll Resolution

BizFed has signed onto a Coalition letter seeking urgent resolution to negotiations. Read the Coalition letter here. In the meantime, here's the latest intel on the impact from various news organizations:

http://www.americanshipper.com/Main/News/Business_says_time_is_of_the_essence_in_reaching_I_58591.aspx?source=Big6

BizFed has joined with more than 100 other organizations to urge workers and management of West Coast ports to reach a new labor agreement. As West Coast ports, led by facilities in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are the crucial entry points for merchandise from Asia, a new labor agreement is critical.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for about 40% of the cargo shipped to the U.S., with a combined 14.6 million containers arriving last year, said Rachel Campbell, a spokeswoman for the port of Los Angeles.

Did you know that L.A. County posted the lowest turnout in the state for the June 3 primary, with only 16.97% of all registered voters turning out to vote?  Statewide turnout hit a record low during that election with only 25.17% of the 17.6 million people who are registered throughout the state! Let's do something to change that!

BizFed urges all its members to VOTE Nov. 4.