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Local Advocacy

Chamber Opposes Measure M & Measure O – Bad for Business
The Chamber is very concerned for the future of our businesses, both commercial and retail if these Measures pass.  We believe these Measures are “job killers” for El Dorado Hills and El Dorado County.

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Chamber supports El Dorado Hills Apartments in Town Center
This project will support both existing retail in addition to providing the foundation for future comercial development.
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The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, through our Government Relations Committee, is keeping a close eye on these “job killer” bills.
The Chamber is on record as opposing SB935 which would raise the minimum wage to $13.00 per hour by 2017 and AB1522 which would mandate paid sick leave (3 days minimum) for all California employers except those with collective bargaining agreements.


AB1522 –Employment – paid sick days
SB935 – Minimum wage – annual adjustment


The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce  OPPOSES  SB 626 (Beall) because it would severely undercut the workers compensation reform deal agreed to by labor unions and employers in 2012 and would result in dramatic cost increases to California employers.

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2014 El Dorado Hills Chamber Voting Record
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The Chamber Opposes AB10 (ALJEO) Minimum Wage-Annual Adjustment
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The Chamber Opposes SB 594-Use of Public Resouces
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Chamber Supports the Maketplace Fairness Act;  
This legislation will require online retailers to collect sales taxes on retail purchases in the same manner in which local merchants now do.

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Chamber Weighs in on LUPPU (Land Use Policy Programmatic Update) & Southeast Capital Connector;  
support for both with recommendations.

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Chamber signs on to OPPOSE SB626. 
SB626 would severely undercut the recent balanced workers� compensation reform deal agreed to by labor unions and employers and would result in dramatic cost increases to California employers.

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Chamber encourages Board of Supervisors vote in support of the Plan of Finance for the Capital SouthEast Connector.
In anticipation of the upcoming vote of the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority on the project�s 2012 Initial Plan of Finance, on behalf of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce I wanted to convey our support for moving this project forward due primarily to its economic development benefits.

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Government Relations Committee
Policy & Procedures

I. Mission Statement

The mission of this committee shall be to provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state and federal government issues, thus creating a favorable and profitable business climate.


II. Policy Statement (Guidelines)

To review any proposed legislation or issue, which might have ramifications for local businesses.  The evaluation shall also take into account prior Chamber positions adopted by its Board of Directors.  To make recommendations, where appropriate, to the Board of Directors for purposes of establishing official Chamber positions.


III. Composition

The council shall consist of up to 12 voting members representing different areas of expertise.  Along with voting members, the committee will consist of additional non-voting members to serve in the capacity of advisors and informational resources.  The council is open to all Chamber members in good standing.


Consideration for Membership

Prospective council members can apply for openings of the council by notifying the Chamber office, Committee Chair, or by filling out the �Prospective Member Questionnaire�.  The Chamber Board will select a membership committee who in turn will recommend to the board prospective candidates to fill specific categories for committee approval.  New council members must be approved by the El Dorado Hills Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors. 

Terms of Office

Council members will serve a 2-year term not to exceed four years in concurrent terms.  After four years of service a voting member will become a non-voting member and must stay in that capacity for one year before applying for an opening as a voting member.  Exception is the first appointed committee which, at board discretion, will be staggered to avoid a lack of continuity.


IV.  Attendance

The Governmental Review Council meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the CSD Parks and Recreation Conference Room.  If a council member accumulates more than 4 absences a year, the member will lose voting rights. 


V. Minutes

Minutes shall be kept of all GRC meetings by an assigned staff person and all recommendations shall be in writing.


VI. Quorum

A quorum will consist of those voting members in attendance at any regularly scheduled meeting.


Contact the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce at: 916-933-1335 or
We are located at: 2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (map)

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