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In light of the growing homeless crisis and justified public outcry, the Los Angeles Business Council is standing in support of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas’ and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s call for California to enact a legal imperative to provide a roof for every homeless individual and family. This legal obligation would compel California cities and counties to prioritize resources to get any homeless person who wants to be brought indoors a safe place to sleep with a roof overhead.

Whether a shelter, navigation center or permanent housing, this legal imperative must be combined with a package of services aimed at physical and mental health needs to put people on a pathway to a permanent home.

We must commit the necessary resources toward immediate solutions while continuing to focus on long-term approaches to this complicated challenge that has come to define our city, county and state.

Assembly Bill 1907 (santiago)

The Los Angeles Business Council is a proud co-sponsor of AB 1907 (Santiago)—a new bill aimed at accelerating construction of necessary housing to combat the growing homelessness crisis in California.



Amends Article XI of the Constitution to require all contract workers who perform services with the University of California system be afforded them the same employment benefits as UC employees. (in Senate) LABC OPPOSES ACA 14

Senate Bill 13 (Wieckowski)

This bill removes restrictions, reduces permitting timelines, and cuts or reduces impact fees currently associated with building Accessory Dwelling Units. (in Assembly) LABC SUPPORTS SB 13

Senate Bill 14 (Glazer)

The Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 2020 places a bond measure on the March 3, 2020 general election and would authorize the issuance of $8 billion in state general obligation bonds for UC and CSU capital expenditure programs. (in Assembly)

Senate Bill 330 (Skinner)

The Housing Crisis Act of 2019 declares a statewide housing emergency through Jan 1, 2025 and restricts numerous actions by cities and counties that reduce the production of housing, including policies, development standards, and new ordinances post preliminary application submittal.

Senate Bill 534 (Bradford)

Encourages competitive business and governing board opportunities for all by extending the Insurance Supplier Diversity Survey, adding the Governing Board Diversity Survey, and codifying the Insurance Diversity Task Force. (in Assembly) LABC SUPPORTS SB 534

Senate Bill 736 (Umberg)

Establishes the Creative Economy Incentive Program through GO-Biz to provide financial support to cities, counties, or joint-power authorities to aid creative economy events. (in Assembly) LABC SUPPORTS SB 736

Assembly Bill 1100 (Kamlager-Dove)

Requires an electric vehicle parking space to be considered a standard parking space and electric van parking space as two standard parking spaces, complying with minimum parking standards. (in Senate policy committees) LABC SUPPORTS AB 1100


Assembly Bill 1197 (Santiago)

Until January 2025, this bill exempts projects from CEQA in the City of Los Angeles funded by bonds for supportive housing or by the Homeless Emergency Aid Program. (in Senate Appropriations) LABC SUPPORTS AB 1197


Assembly Bill 1424 (Berman)

Requires two types of payment for all public electric vehicle parking stations. (in Senate) LABC SUPPORTS AB 1424


Call to Expand Feed-in-Tariff Program

Local solar has proven to be a critical tool for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and the City of Los Angeles to not only move toward a cleaner future, but to also drive investment and create jobs in some of the City’s most disadvantaged communities. The solar Feed-in Tariff Program (FiT) has proven this through generating approximately $500 million dollars in economic activity, displacing 2.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and creating thousands of local jobs. Most importantly, 40% of all projects have been located in disadvantaged communities.

The market and local communities have proven that there is a high demand for Feed-in Tariff projects, which is why just a few weeks ago the FiT 150MW pilot reached full capacity with all 150MWs being either interconnected or applied for, creating a waitlist for future applicants.

It is now time for the City and LADWP to create a permanent and expanded program.



LA City Council Motion 19-0078 (Krekorian)

Small Business Feasibility Study: At the end of 2018, the LABC Institute released a feasibility study analyzing the potential for Los Angeles to develop a free, transparent, and universal regional procurement platform to help capture the economic benefits of major municipal projects, as well as incoming sports and entertainment events for local, small and disadvantaged businesses. In response, Councilmember Krekorian, Chair of the City’s Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive Job Creation Plan, introduced Council Motion 19-0078 to have the CLA report back to the Ad Hoc Committee with an analysis of the benefits of a regional procurement platform and a proposed legal framework to implement said platform with budgetary requirements.


LA City Council File 19-0669

This motion calculates middle-class percent that is rent-burdened and report back on successful moderate-income housing programs that can help inform the City on prioritizing the growth of middle-income housing.

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