The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to please consider other options, or the “no project alternative” to the Delta Conveyance Project (Delta Tunnel) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), to extend the comment period past the March 16, 2023 deadline, and hold in person hearings for the public to comment on this project.
Please Click here to download a PDF of the letter the Stockton Chamber submitted as comment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
If you would like to echo the Chamber’s comments and send them to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers please click the link below for instructions on how to do that.
The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce joins the Californians Against Higher Taxes Coalition.
Californians Against Higher Taxes (CAHT) is a statewide coalition of more than 24,000 California taxpayers and 200 organizations and companies committed to advocating against specific new, higher and targeted taxes that will negatively impact residents and businesses. To learn more about the coalition visit: www.StopCAHigherTaxes.com
Legalize Sports Betting on American Indian Lands Initiative (2022)
Oppose: A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative, thus continuing to prohibit sports betting in California and roulette and dice games at tribal casinos.
Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund Initiative
Oppose: A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative, thus continuing to prohibit sports betting in California.
Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative
Oppose: A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative to require dialysis clinics to have at least one physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant while patients are being treated; report data on dialysis-related infections; and not discriminate against patients based on the source of payment for care.
Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention Initiative
Oppose: A “no” vote opposes increasing the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75% and dedicating the revenue to zero-emission vehicle subsidies; zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, such as electric vehicle charging stations; and wildfire suppression and prevention programs.
Flavored Tobacco Products Ban Referendum
Support: A “yes” vote is to uphold the contested legislation, Senate Bill 793 (SB 793), which would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products.
Actions from the September 29, 2022 Stockton Chamber Board Meeting.
The Stockton Chamber Board of Directors has voted to oppose the following 3 propositions on the November 8, 2022 ballot.
Oppose Proposition 27 – Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund Initiative
Oppose Proposition 29 – Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative
Oppose Proposition 30 – Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention Initiative
The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is a proud member of the coalition who is opposing AB 1001 (C. Garcia) ENVIRONMENT: MITIGATION MEASURES FOR AIR QUALITY IMPACTS: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE.
The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s Government Relations Council, under Emergency Action, is pleased to announce support for your bill, SB 1469 which will reestablish decoupling for California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulated water suppliers in California.
Decoupling is good for water customers and will result in lower water bills. When applied to water providers, decoupling severs the link between water provider sales and water provider revenues, cutting off the incentive for water suppliers to sell more water to increase revenues.
By severing this link, decoupling allows water suppliers to encourage maximum water conservation, good also for the environment, while having assurance they will have sufficient revenues to safely and reliability deliver water.
The CPUC tested a pilot decoupling program for its largest regulated water utilities, but unfortunately the program came to an end in August 2020. SB 1469 would bring it back.
As an advocate for small business, the GSCC strongly supports policy that helps lower small business costs. In this case, SB 1469 is a double win because not only will water bills be lowered, decoupling also benefits the environment.
The Greater Stockton Chamber joined the California Chamber of Commerce led coalition to oppose SB 1044 (DURAZO) Natural Disasters: Retaliation (as introduced February 15, 2022.
The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed below respectfully OPPOSE your SB 1044. If SB 1044 were in effect right now, any employed Californian could refuse to show up to work today, regardless of the health and safety precautions taken by their employers. The breadth of the bill would cripple emergency response, ignores existing protections, and undermines Cal/OSHA’s existing health and safety procedures.
Existing Cal/OSHA Regulations and State and Federal Laws Include Substantial Safety Protections, Provide Employees the Right to a Safe Workplace, and Protect Employees from Retaliation If Those Laws Are Violated.
The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is a proudly joined the Safe Stores and Neighborhoods Coalition to combat Organized retail crime (ORC) and retail theft.
Californians for Safe Stores and Neighborhoods is committed to a comprehensive approach that prioritizes the four Ds to deter organized retail crime and retail theft.
DISMANTLE: The Infrastructure Behind These Crimes
DISRUPT: The Digital Black Market
DETER: Serial Theft
DIVERT: Repeat Offenders
To learn more about the coalition or to join please visit: https://casafeshopping.org/
The Greater Stockton Chamber joined the California Chamber of Commerce led coalition to oppose AB 1400 / ACA 11, two bills that establish and raise taxes to fund a single-payer health care system called “CalCare”.
To read the opposition letter click here.
AB 1400 awaits action by the entire Assembly after passing the Assembly Health Committee on January 11 and the Assembly Appropriations Committee on January 20.