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Business Leaders Confront City Hall


That’s the headline on Chamber’s final call for you to register for Wednesday’s Access City Hall event in City Council Chambers. Register today at  as business leaders challenge the mayor and Council on pension reform and other issues and releases a new report on the economy by Council districts.

Here’s what’s planned and the program that will continue into the Council meeting:

The L.A. Area Chamber, joined by more than 200 of its members, will continue to push for pension reform and call on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and key city officials to make job creation the top priority in Los Angeles.  The Chamber has outlined an advocacy agenda containing clearly defined objectives that will encourage and support private-sector job creation.  The L.A. Area Chamber will also release a first-ever study that breaks down economic trends and figures by council district, highlighting annual employment, average wage and building permits (commercial and residential) over the last year.  The report also provides a breakdown of gross receipts for the last two years, and 2005-09 gross business receipts.

8:30-9:30 a.m. – Open Plenary with Mayor Villaraigosa

10 a.m. – Business Leaders Present Advocacy Agenda to City Council

11-11:30 a.m. – Public Comment from Business Leaders

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6 Responses to Business Leaders Confront City Hall

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Chamber of Commerce wants the City to create jobs? Are we living in a State-controlled economy? Even the old communist nations have adopted the capitalist mode where the private sector is the job engine. What a confused bunch of idiots we have in LA. On the one hand, they rile about government control, taxes and pension reform, and on the other they want govt: to create what? More govt: jobs?

  2. Anonymous says:

    4:59 has extremely poor reading comprehension

  3. Anonymous says:

    5:08 has nothing intelligent to say.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Job creation should never be the “top priority” of Los Angeles city government.
    The singular priority of city government is to deliver the necessary services to enhance the quality of life for its constituent taxpayers.
    These include fundamental services like police and fire, water and power, and infrastructure maintenance (streets, roads, sewers, etc).
    They also include secondary services like libraries, parks, cultural affairs, certain services to the indigent poor — and, yes, economic development, including programs designed to encourage or assist businesses and job creation in the private sector.
    The problem is that all of these services need to be appropriately balanced by smart, thoughtful leaders — and we don’t have any of those.
    Instead, we have “leaders” who have cut libraries, parks, cultural affairs, infrastructure maintenance and many, many other programs vital to the city’s quality of life, while loading all available revenue into a handful of sacrosanct buckets — primarily public safety (with a tilt toward police over fire because the cops have a stronger union), and padding the public payroll.
    They have bastardized the concept of private sector job creation as one aspect of a legitimate economic development program, and redefined it as impetus for preserving as many public payroll (and public pension) slots as possible to please and appease the union bosses who pull their strings.
    The chamber’s just playing its part as a willing co-conspirator in the continuing ruination of this great city.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is the recording machine on? Ahem… :
    The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is a bunch of whores.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A 30 minute comment period says it all, folks. When are those guys gonna realize they are the public?

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