Because government regulation and ordinances increasingly affect every business, the Chamber takes political action to ensure the business perspective is heard. Through the Chamber's Political Action Committee (PAC)--and historically, the SAVE VERNON JOBS campaign to defeat AB 46 and stop Vernon disincorporation--we have advocated, and continue to advocate, for business on all levels. The Chamber is committed to educating local companies on the impacts of regulations that affect business and will work to advocate to protect the needs of local business.
This has been accomplished by:
- Challenging local ordinances and recommending alternatives, or supporting those that allow businesses to operate with ease.
- Take positions on state ballot initiatives and legislation that affect business.
- Voicing the interests of business and working to protect the city's unique, industrial nature that in turn allows business to thrive and deliver economic vitality to surrounding regions.