Inland Empire Chamber Alliance - September 16
The Inland Empire Chamber Alliance met on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, to summarize previous advocacy efforts and hear presentations about two upcoming California ballot propositions.
AB 2840 (Reyes): Qualifying logistics use projects - This bill was opposed by the IECA and was successfully defeated.
AB 257 (Holden): Food facilities and employment - This bill that was opposed by the IECA was signed into law.
A Yes on Prop 26 coalition representative presented to the IECA, claiming the following benefits.
- Tens of millions in revenue for California
- Creates 150,000 jobs expected to generate $27 billion for the state economy
- Expected increase in $5.1 billion in tax revenue
- Invests 109.2 million in charitable spending
- Preserves tribal self-reliance
- Helps non-gaming tribes through the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund
The same coalition warned against the following detrimental aspects of Prop 27.
- Online sports gamblers are at increased risk of developing a gambling addiction
- Accelerated speed of play and ease of access attractive to youth
- Lacks safeguards to prevent underage gambling
- May incur a local expense to deal with increased gambling addiction rates
A No on Prop 30 coalition representative presented to the IECA with the following arguments.
- Funded by Lyft as a special interest carveout and vehicle subsidy
- Will not help low-income Californians
- Limited spending on funds raised
- Opposed by Governor Gavin Newsom
A Yes on Prop 30 coalition representative presented to the IECA with the following arguments.
- Favored by clean air advocacy organizations
- 31 counties in California scored an F from the American Lung Association
- Allocates resources to wildfire prevention/suppression
- Will benefit businesses with incentives for zero-emission vehicles