Paid Parking Paradigm Shift

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One of the more common conversations I’ve had over the past few months is regarding what the heck is going to happen with paid parking in downtown Redding. Why charge for parking? Why now? What is the “cost of FREE parking”? The City of Redding has done its best to explain the paid parking plan […]

Finance Director Speaks at CalChamber Lunch

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CalChamber The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.

State Air Resources Board Updates Plan for California to Reach Carbon Neutrality

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After conducting a series of workshops over the last year and a half, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved an updated version of its scoping plan in December 2022. The plan itself is essentially a roadmap on how the fourth largest economy in the world will achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and reduce greenhouse […]

Lt. Governor Redesignated as Governor’s Top Trade Representative

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Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis On December 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom redesignated Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis as his top representative to advance California’s economic interests abroad. Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis, a former U.S. Ambassador, has served as the Governor’s International Affairs and Trade Representative since 2019. “The CalChamber is delighted that the Governor is renaming Lieutenant […]

In Memoriam: Julianne Broyles, Former CalChamber Policy Advocate

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Julianne Broyles Julianne Broyles, for many years a policy advocate at the California Chamber of Commerce, passed away on January 1. She was 63. She joined the CalChamber policy team in 1991 as a legislative assistant, focusing on environmental, OSHA and family leave issues. She began lobbying on employee relations, insurance and small business issues […]