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Proposals to change California’s Proposition 13, combined with significant government spending increases threaten the economic future of the state, members of the Los Angeles Business Federation (BizFed) heard today during a special tax day presentation that also included appearances by the top candidates vying for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office.

BizFed Meets County Assessor Candidates

The June 3 primary is rapidly approaching - and BizFed is actively engaged in holding special Meet-and-Greets with key candidates in Los Angeles County races for Supervisor, Assessor, and Sheriff.

BIA Water Summit Set for April 24

Concerned about water in Los Angeles County?  Join the Building Industry of Southern California's Los Angeles-Ventura Chapter (BIASC LAV) to get the latest from water purveyors.

Considering layoffs? Check first with the LAED's Lay-Off Aversion program before April 25. The service is free and confidential.

BizFed Meets County Supervisor Candidates

The June 3 primary is rapidly approaching - and BizFed is actively engaged in holding special Meet-and-Greets with key candidates in LA County races for Supervisor, Assessor and Sheriff.

The LA Daily News yesterday published this op-ed by BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter: California’s state legislators have been in session for a little over a month, and already there’s pressure to jump on bandwagons that would threaten job creation by raising costs to employers. Also, the California Air Resources Board supports accelerating already aggressive emissions goals, and a proposed ballot initiative would raise the minimum wage even beyond the increases passed last year.

BizFed Former Chair Kelsall Noted for Nonprofit Work

John Kelsall, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce CEO, and his wife, Teri, started the nonprofit The Jonas Project in memory of their son, Jonas, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. The project links veterans who want to start their own businesses with business owners for entrepreneurial mentoring.

Read the full story here.

BizFed Elects 2014 Officers, Issues Call to Lawmakers

BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation), representing over 120 top business organizations with more than 260,000 business owners across the region – with more than 2.5 million employees across LA County - is pleased to announce its new officers for 2014 and a statement of principles by which BizFed is urging Senators, Assembly members and the Governor to legislate this year.

BizFed’s 2014 Officers

Chair: