This Week in Government Affairs, November 26, 2018

Stay up to date with issues in Governmental Affairs on the city, county, state and federal level, as well as with on-goings happening in the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.

This Week in brief:

Local
– Council President Soria and Councilman Olivier are bringing forward an item on economic incentives/developer impact fee waivers for businesses in certain areas of the community.

State
– The deadline for election certification is approaching, and we are anxiously awaiting the results in a number of close races throughout the state.

Federal
– Lame duck congress will be in session

Events
– Fresno Chamber Holiday Mixer. Register here. 
Eggs and Issues, January 11th. An election recap, more details coming soon!

This Week in Government Affairs, November 19, 2018

This Week in brief:

Local-
We are waiting to see the final results of the November 6 General Election, this midterm election had record turnout.
The city council will be looking to continue a program that provides fee waivers for businesses and development in certain parts of the city.
State-
Our thoughts and prayers are with the fellow Californians in LA County and Northern California who are being affected by wildfire.
Federal-
With different parties controlling the house/senate we hope that they can work together to continue addressing issues like immigration and trade.

 

Sound On!

Listen to the Chamber latest podcast as President/CEO Nathan Ahle and Vice-President of Government Affairs Nathan Alonzo breakdown the local 2018 midterm election results. Ahle and Alonzo dive into an analysis of the city council, state assembly and senate races, and Measure A and Measure P results. Listen now. 

This Week in Government Affairs, October 22, 2018

In Brief:

Fresno City Council-

  • The city will be looking at revisions to the language submitted to voters for Measure P
  • There will be a workshop on possible revenue generation for public safety from the sale of the city’s parking garage on Kern and H.
  • The council will also be reviewing contracts relating to commercial waste in the city.

Political-

Events-

This Week in Government Affairs, October 15, 2018

This Week in brief:

Local-

  • Thank you to the Fresno City Council for unanimously approving the Fancher Creek Parkway resolution.
  • The city council voted to postpone making a decision on permitting electric scooters in the city of Fresno for an additional two weeks.

State-

  • Now that the Governor has concluded his signature/veto process we will be tabulating the results and releasing our legislative report cards by the end of the year.

Federal-

  • We are paying attention to immigration and trade, especially as the conversations intensify around those two issues prior to the November 6 election.

Political-

Events:

This Week in Government Affairs, October 8, 2018

This Week in brief:

Local

  • The Chamber is in support of the Fancher Creek Parkway act that will be presented at this week’s council meeting.
  • The council will be taking action on regulations relating to shared mobility services (Lime/Bird scooters.)

State

  • Our GAC will be doing a legislative recap of the bills from this session at its meeting on Wednesday.

Federal

  • We are reviewing the new trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States

Events coming up