The following is a quick overview of some of the key issues facing Oceanside's business community, as discussed at the Chamber's October Emerging Issues Committee meeting.
Hot Topics! There’s a bunch…
Have you read your general election guide?! Confused? Emerging Issues took a deeper dive on a few of the propositions…
Prop 51: School Bonds, if this doesn’t pass, it will have a huge hit on school development across the state and will help Mira Costa if the Mira Costa bond passes. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support it.
Prop 52: Critically important for Medical reimbursement for local health systems and hospitals. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support it.
Prep 53: Niche revenue bonds proposal for water infrastructure billing, Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to remain neutral.
Prop 54: Most important proposition on the ballot to revise legislative proceedings (NO MORE GUT AND AMEND or WORF)! Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support it.
Prop 58: Language bill to give more local control over emersion education to allow teachers to speak Spanish more in class in lieu of English only. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to take no position.
Prop 65: Who gets the fee from the bag fee? Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to oppose.
Prop 67: Keep or get rid of single use bags. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support maintaining the ban.
Measure A: A new sales tax for transportation infrastructure. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support.
Measure MM: Mira Costa Community College Bond – reaffirmed support
Legislative tid-bits for your reading pleasure...
What’s happening in Washington?
… HR6094 passed by Republicans in the House, delays implementation of over-time rule
… House voted in favor of consumer fairness and review act so that customers could not be targeted with lawsuits by leaving negative reviews on Yelp and other websites
… funds allocated for Army Corps of Engineers to help with coastal issues
What’s happening in the State?
... Toured CSUSM veterans center
… Assemblymember Chavez rated 92% with NFIB, friend of small business
… Governor signed AB1875
… Felons can now vote
… all gender restrooms approved
What’s happening in Oceanside?
… Infinity car dealership is opening
… November 2nd Organization of the year the Chamber of Commerce at City Hall and Veteran of the year honored
… Dredging continues
…WIFI coming to downtown next year!
What’s happening at the County?
… Veteran’s conference on November 10th 8:30am at Live Well Center in Escondido
What’s happening at Mainstreet?
… Taste of Oceanside, October 15th
… Shop local, Sip & Shop November 26 & 27
What’s happening in the chamber?
… Candidate forums were successful! Watch on-line!
… October 14th – KOCT is having is annual Outback Steakhouse fundraiser, 11:30 / 1pm