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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
OCBC ENCOURAGES STATE LEADERS TO FOCUS BUDGET ON JOBS CREATION
State Capitol As budget talks begin in an effort to bridge an estimated $19.2 billion deficit, OCBC encourages state leaders to develop a budget conducive to economic growth and jobs stimulation.
 
During budget discussions, one incentive potentially on the chopping block is the legislature's 2009 decision to allow a single sales factor formula, which puts a greater weight on sales revenues for businesses. This one change in California's business tax code would create 144,000 new jobs and increase state revenues by $411 million annually, according to a recent study conducted by USC.
 
The study, authored by Marshall School of Business professor Charles W. Swenson, Ph.D, concluded that changing the state's apportionment formula will result in significant economic growth and job creation by encouraging companies to locate jobs and facilities in California. In addition, the study put to rest the myth that the change will only benefit business.
 
"A return to the old formula will be a step back on California's road to economic recovery," stated Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO. "Withdrawing this incentive now would significantly impact California's efforts to rebound from the recession and further devastate California's already lagging business climate." [READ MORE]

For more information,  please contact
Kate Klimow.
DUNN AND DONE: GREAT MUSIC, FINE WINE AND HIGH SPEED RAIL
dunnEvery two years for the last 17 years, a group of friends get together under the banner of "An American Celebration of Music" to perform concerts and recitals from Carnegie Hall to Sydney Opera House and all points in between.

This year, as Southern California Master Chorale, we travel through Europe on every form of transportation:  plane, bus, taxi, Bateau Mouche (boat), subway, metro, express rail, high-speed rail and lots and lots of walking! 

This week, I visited Disneyland Paris, which is a 40-minute express train ride outside Paris that ends at the Park entrance! Interesting fact:  as easy as it is to take the train to Disneyland, 50 percent of visitors arrive by car! A sign of prosperity is owning your own car in Europe. So as we in California are trying to get folks out of cars, in Europe, the trend is the other way around.

Another interesting insight is how young Parisians don't like to pay for their Metro rides but think free Metro is a French right! I witnessed several times folks jumping the gates to enter or exit the Metro or squeeze right close behind a paying "customer" to get 2 for 1! Quelle surprise!

In Paris, there are also public bicycles for a small fee. You can pick one up in one part of the city and leave them in another part for someone else to use with bike lanes clearly marked (but French drivers are crazy, so I'm not so sure I am quite ready to try the bikes yet!)

But the best form of transportation so far has been walking. There is nothing like getting your bearings with a walk along the Seine looking for that perfect Bertillon ice cream flavor on the Île de la Cité or shopping in Tours in the Loire Valley during their annual July 1 sale!  I must average eight miles a day on my pedometer!  Oooh la la! That's why there are no fat French women! Au revoir!
INTRODUCING THE NOVEMBER 2ND BALLOT MEASURES
yesnoIt's not too soon to begin thinking about the California Statewide General Election on November 2, 2010. OCBC will analyze the measures and provide recommendations based on impact to the business community and OCBC's initiatives and policies.

Below are the ten propositions that will be on the November 2nd ballot:
  • Proposition 18 - $11B water bond to upgrade California's water infrastructure, quality and  reliability *
  • Proposition 19 - Changes California law to legalize marijuana and allow it to be taxed
  • Proposition 20 - Expands authority established by Prop 11 by adding Congressional Districts to the Citizens Redistricting Commission
  • Proposition 21 - Establishes an $18 annual vehicle license fee increase to fund State parks
  • Proposition 22 - Prohibits the State from taking funds used for transportation or local government projects
  • Proposition 23 - Suspends the air pollution control law known as AB32 until employment falls to 5.5%
  • Proposition 24 - Repeals legislation (business tax incentives) passed in 2009-10 designed to stimulate business investment in the state
  • Proposition 25 - Changes legislative vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority
  • Proposition 26 - Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for state fees, levies, charges, and tax revenue allocations
  • Proposition 27 - Repeals Prop 11 by eliminating the Citizens Redistricting Commission and returning process to State Legislature
Click here for detailed information on the ballot measures. For more information on these ballot measures or OCBC's position statements, please contact Kate Klimow.

*Governor Schwarzenegger has asked the California Legislature to take action to postpone the Water Bond vote until the 2010 election
JOIN THE 2010 EXECUTIVE INVITATIONAL: SELLING OUT FAST!

golf winnersJoin OCBC Thursday, July 29, for the 2010 Executive Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by Kaiser Permanente, at the beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, and tee off for education.

This annual event helps raise funds and awareness for OCBC's Latino Educational Attainment initiative and works to unify the community, students and parents and enhance the future of our workforce.  [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON LEA]

Don't miss this great opportunity to hit the greens with Orange County's top business executives all while having fun for a great cause. For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leslie Dods at 949.794.7241.

KaiserWhat: 2010 Executive Invitational Golf Tournament
When: Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Shotgun start: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Monarch Beach Golf Links | 50 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point

Event Flyer | Sponsorship Opportunities | Registration Form | Online Registration
NEXT CLB TO FEATURE CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES MICHAEL MUSSALLEM

mussallemJoin OCBC for the Chairman's Leadership Breakfast featuring the Chairman and CEO of Edwards Lifesciences, Michael Mussallem. Listen as OCBC CEO Leadership Caucus Chairman Tom Phelps conducts an in-depth interview with one of Orange County's top executives.

Orange County is home to some of the world's leading manufacturers of medical devices, including Edwards Lifesciences, the world's largest manufacturer of heart valves.

Michael A. Mussallem is chairman and chief executive officer of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Mussallem has headed Edwards Lifesciences since it was spun off from Baxter International Inc. and began operating as an independent, publicly traded company in April 2000.
Previously, he was responsible for the worldwide operations of both Baxter's CardioVascular business, which he had headed since 1995, and its Biopharmaceuticals business, which he had been appointed to lead in 1998.

What: CLB Featuring Michael Mussallem
When: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. | Program: 8 a.m.
Where: Center Club| 650 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa

Event Flyer | Online Registration
OCBC's "CALIFORNIA SQUIRREL" GETS NEW MATERIAL
casquirrelWe don't like reporting these.  We're hoping someday our legislators will focus on a California that is no longer on the "worst place to do business list" or "highest taxes" list. Rather, we'd like them to focus on creating a California that is the leader in economic recovery.

Unfortunately, we have new material.  Check out the latest chock-full-o' nuts legislation to hit OCBC's CaliforniaSquirrel.com:
  • SCR 113 -- Calls for a travel advisory and a suspension of California's investments in the Grand Canyon State until the law, Arizona SB 1070, is repealed. It also petitions Major League Baseball to strip Arizona of hosting the 2011 All-Star Game. - SQUIRREL!!
California's economy needs a major boost. And the first job of every California elected official is to help grow that economy for the benefit of its people and environment. If a legislator isn't working to create private sector JOBS, he may be distracted by SQUIRRELS. See what all the talk is about at www.CaliforniaSquirrel.com.

For more information, please contact Kate Klimow. Or to submit suspected Squirrels for consideration contact squirrel@californiasquirrel.com.

THINK YOU CAN BALANCE THE STATE'S BUDGET? TAKE THE BUDGET CHALLENGE!
State SealThink you can do a better job of balancing the state's budget than our legislators? Well, here is your chance to share what you think about the state's spending priorities and how they should pay for them.

Each year the Governor and Legislature work together to pass a state budget that decides how our taxes will be spent. In recent years, California has spent more money than it has coming in, which leads to deficits. The budget process involves many tough trade-offs. With Next 10's Budget Challenge, you have a chance to design your own budget and try your hand at solving the Golden State's budget woes, now with new policy options and most up-to-date numbers on the state budget
.

Click here to take the California Budget Challenge. For more info, contact Lucy Dunn.
FEEDBACK WANTED: ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
57DESTINATION 2035: Moving Toward a Greener Tomorrow
 
How do you see the future of transportation 25 years from now? The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)is developing the 2010 Long-Range Transportation Plan, and they want to hear how you would improve Orange County's freeways, roadways, bus and rail programs.
 
You can help OCTA in moving the county toward a greener tomorrow by planning for a more efficient transportation system. Please complete the online survey HERE.  For more information, visit www.octa.net/lrtp or contact Marissa Espino at 714.560.5607.

OCBC NEW MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
The USC Marshall School of Business is a private research and academic institution committed to educating tomorrow's global leaders. Ranked as one of the country's top school's for accounting, finance, entrepreneurship and international business studies, U.S. News & World Report has cited our undergraduate education as one of the best in America, while Business Week ranks the MBA program in the top 30 of all business schools. [Click here for more info]
 
AltaMed Health Services Corporation
AltaMed Health Services Corporation is the largest non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center in California in services to over 128,000 seniors and medically underserved persons.  AltaMed operates 43 sites in Los Angeles and Orange counties providing primary care, dental, OB and Adult Day Health services. [Click here for more info]
OCBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
OCBC COMMITTEE MEETINGS: JULY

Infrastructure Committee
ADV Full LogoTuesday, July 13, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00AM

Workforce Development Committee
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00AM

Economic Development Committee
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:30AM

Committee meetings are open to OCBC members and invited guests only. All committee meetings are held at the OCBC offices unless otherwise specified. For more information on upcoming committee meetings for 2010 check out OCBC's Committees.


For more information, please contact Leslie Dods at 949-794-7241 or ldods@ocbc.org

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Orange County Forum Presents: A Luncheon With Angels Baseball - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
You're invited to a luncheon, featuring Angels Baseball Chairman Dennis Kuhl and representatives from the 2010 Angels' Baseball Team at The Diamond Club on July 27, 2010. Meet and greet the minds behind the Angels organization and current members of the 2010 Team, as well as bid on autographed memorabilia and collectibles.  The event will take place at The Diamond Club starting at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Orange County Forum at 949-588-9884 or via email at OrangeCoForum@aol.com

Central County Senior & Caregiver Summit - Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Central County Senior & Caregiver Summit hosted by Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, the Orange County Office on Aging and Community SeniorServ will take place at the Crystal Cathedral on Saturday, August 7, 2010.  The Summit will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for Orange County's older adults and caregivers to learn more about health care and vital community programs.  Over 1000 older adults, caregivers and families are expected to be in attendance at this event with a particular emphasis on targeting under-served communities.  For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Roper at 714.480.2805.

SAVE THE DATE! Mobility 21 Regional Transportation Summit - Friday, October 29, 2010
The ninth annual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference that brings together stakeholders, business leaders and local, state and federal officials during a one day meeting to discuss the leading issues facing our transportation system today. For additional information, contact Marnie O'Brien Primmer at 949-288-6884 or mprimmer@mobility21.com.
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