As the State of California considers imposing a new COVID-19 paid sick leave mandate through the budget process, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has joined a Cal Chamber led coalition to oppose these efforts. In an email to Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, Chamber CEO Scott Ashton wrote, " We respectfully request that the Assemblymember stand in opposition to any new requirements of this type on our business community. Our businesses have not even been allowed to operate at any sustainable level and cannot afford any additional burdens." Read full letter.
While we were successful in getting the measure moved from last week's agenda, we know it will be returning in the coming weeks. Legislators have asked for costs in dollars as to what businesses have spent on:
How You Can Help: If you are able to share how your business has been impacted with any of these costs, we would like to share that information with our legislators. Please email details to Scott@OceansideChamber.com.