Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Addresses CCA Executive Committee

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
General Membership Meeting
The City's Economic Engines Fueling LA's Future
Panelists: Gina Marie Lindsey, Ron Nichols, Dr. Geraldine Knatz

8:00 a.m.
(Open to Executive and Business Advocacy Members Only)

Topics: Citywide Design Guidelines, with special guest Simon Pastucha from the City of Los Angeles Urban Design Studio, and Courtyard by Marriott Project: 901 West Olympic

11:45 a.m.
(Open to Executive Level Members Only)

Special Guest: The Honorable Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Council



The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation's Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division is developing a report to the City Council on waste hauler franchising options.  As part of that report, they are holding the second round of stakeholder meetings, where they will be soliciting input on the development of the city's commercial waste hauling franchise system. 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Marvin Braude Building
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

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Invitation to Cuba
CCA and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce have been invited to assemble a group to visit Cuba from September 14-18, 2011.  This trip comes at an important time for Cuba: a new economy is being born; a genuine Cuban private business sector is emerging; reforms have been made in taxation, production, business, and agriculture; foreign investment is being expanded and strongly encouraged. This trip will provide a full-time schedule of educational experiences with meaningful interaction with individuals in Cuba.
For more information on this historic trip, please click here.

CCA & DCBID Present:
12th Annual Public Safety Appreciation Barbecue

Friday, September 30, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ernst & Young Plaza @ FIGat7th

Public Works Commission President Andrea Alarcon; The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, 34th Congressional District of California; Ian Gee, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Addresses CCA Executive Committee

CCA welcomed Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to its Executive Committee meeting today, hosted by Executive Member Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel.  Serving in her tenth term, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is the representative of California’s 34th Congressional District.  The Congresswoman spoke about the extreme polarization of Congress and the reluctance of both parties to compromise, which led to the highly-contentious debates regarding the increased debt ceiling and the elimination of earmarks.  She predicts the same struggle when Congress returns to discuss providing disaster relief to those affected by Hurricane Irene, as some argue that the relief dollars must be matched by budget cuts.  The Congresswoman encouraged the public to voice their opinions, and even their outrage, to elected officials, regardless of party affiliation.  

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard also expressed her disappointment in the congressional redistricting system in California, which is the only state that enables its commission to set new congressional districts without input from elected officials.  Her concern is that the new boundaries would effectively eliminate senior California representatives from congressional committee appointments that it took them years to earn.  Without these committee appointments, California has even less of a voice in a legislative environment that often chooses to ignore the needs of our state.  

In addition to the presentation by the Congresswoman, the Executive Committee approved a CCA Joint Housing, Land Use & Development and Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy Committee motion in support of CCA’s local CEQA reform recommendations.  Also approved was a motion to support a Los Angeles County supervisorial redistricting plan that keeps Downtown Los Angeles politically unified and all county supervisorial district lines substantially the same as currently drawn.  

CCA thanks Congresswoman Roybal-Allard for joining us, as well as Ian Gee and the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel for hosting our Executive Committee.  


CCA met with State Senator Kevin De León last week to discuss SB 432, a bill that would require hotels and other lodging establishments in California to use fitted sheets instead of flat sheets on hotel mattresses.  After heavy lobbying by CCA and our member hotels, the Senator agreed to classify SB 432 as a two-year bill, reserving the right to reintroduce the bill in the 2012 legislative session. 
Staff Contact: Senior Director of Legislative & Legal Affairs, Anh Nguyen.

CCA’s Executive Committee was treated to a Dodgers/Padres game hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.  The home team defeated the San Diego Padres 8-5.  CCA thanks Howard Sunkin and the Los Angeles Dodgers for hosting our Committee.