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The Chamber Supports Business and Education Priorities
CERRITOS, CA – October 12, 2016 – The Board of Directors of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce took positions on several measures appearing on the November 8th ballot. These measures include supporting investment in education and allowing for California hospitals to tax themselves to draw down additional Medi-Cal funding. The Chamber is opposing a group of measures that could have a negative impact on the local economy and/or community. These include the “No Blank Checks” initiative and the ban of plastic bags, as well as Measure M, the L.A. County traffic improvement plan. 
“We take our role as the ‘voice of business’ seriously and my colleagues and I are proud of the positions we have taken on this group of ballot measures,” said Chamber Board Chair Teri Bazen. “Our hope is the State of California and County of Los Angeles will focus more on business friendly issues in the future.”
Here are the positions taken by the Chamber’s Board on measures appearing on the November 8, 2016 ballot:
State of California Measures:
Proposition 51 – Bonds for public schools facilities – SUPPORT
Proposition 52 – Private hospital fee for Medi-Cal – SUPPORT
Proposition 53 – “No Blank Checks”, public vote on revenue bonds – OPPOSE
Proposition 67 – Plastic Bag Ban – OPPOSE
County of Los Angeles
Measure M – L.A. County transportation improvement plan – OPPOSE
About the Cerritos Regional Chamber
The Cerritos Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven, non-profit, association of business professionals and civic-minded residents committed to improving the business climate and quality of life in the Cerritos area. The Chamber provides support, resources, services, and opportunities for all existing and prospective businesses. The Chamber’s mission is to promote and enhance business in the greater Cerritos area.