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The work we do lobbying government and advancing policy is shaping the future of Los Angeles business. And it's fueling the renaissance of our entire area.

The issues that matter to us most impact the entire city. Naturally, our membership includes business leaders from across Los Angeles. We give them access to the policies and people that are shaping the future of Los Angeles and in return, they know CCA is the business organization that gets things done. More
  CCA is Making News

Should L.A. legalize street vendors? Stakes are high for shop owners September 25, 2015 LA Times
Carol E. Schatz: "It defies logic to say that 17 inspectors and no additional LAPD officers can truly govern 500 miles." More


Street vending supports big industry in L.A., despite being illegal September 4, 2015 KPCC
Carol E. Schatz on the debate on street vending in L.A.: "To have someone able to set up in front of that business, possibly selling the same merchandise or food that is sold within the brick and mortar business, is direct competition and unfair competition, because street vendors don't pay rent." More



As Crime Surges, Downtowners Worry - July 28, 2015  LA Downtown News

"We know the police are committed to dealing with (the increased crime rate). But frankly, a lot of efforts are hampered by the prison reform legislation," Carol Schatz. More



City Council president says L.A. lacks job creation plan, orders new panel to boost employment - July 1, 2015 * Daily Breeze
L.A. City Council Presiden Herb J. Wesson scruntinizes Mayor Eric Garcetti's record job creation and L.A.'s lack of a job creation plan. Carol E. Schatz says, "There is great concern and disappointment with the mayor's agenda for business."  More

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Sylvia Gonzalez

Marketing Team Leader


Whole Foods


Sylvia Gonzalez is the Marketing Team Leader for Whole Foods. Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Downtown Los Angeles on November 4, at the corner of 8th Street and Grand Avenue. Located beneath the recently opened Eighth & Grand residences, and designed with the needs of local residents, professionals and businesses in mind, the expansive 41,000-square-foot retail destination brings a culinary wonderland for shopping, dining and entertaining to downtown's historic core. Featuring a juice bar, fresh poke, expanded vegan options in all departments, a coffee bar (with cold brew on tap), more than 1,000 hand-picked wines, home delivery via Instacart and bar-restaurant The Eight Bar, this location offers an array of options for health enthusiasts, devoted foodies and shoppers looking for convenience and products without artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. More

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