As the state kicks off a new fiscal year, state representatives give insights on initiatives and how they impact Hollywood and the region.

The Hollywood Chamber’s State of the State 2021 Virtual Advocacy Trip includes 2 half days of ‘virtual visits’ with policy makers in Sacramento, covering topics that impact California businesses. 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS *available until June 11th* 
Individual tickets: MEMBERS:  $75.00 
NON-MEMBERS: $125.00 

After June 11th: 
Individual tickets: MEMBERS: $100.00
NON-MEMBERS: $150.00

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 


We will be feeling the impact of the pandemic for years to come as we fully understand the long-term effects on our economy and businesses. It is critical now more than ever to support businesses in their operations to ensure they are able to keep Californians employed and thriving. Our coalition supports efforts that enhance business operations, provide tax incentives for businesses, promote the health and safety of employees and employers, increase workforce development and provide access to capital for small to medium size businesses. 

 


 The biggest issue facing our region today is our housing and homelessness crisis. These two issues have been decades in the making and will need to be addressed through strong collaboration among stakeholders, creative and bold solutions, and a unified effort with a long-term lens. We must address issues related to housing affordability, the number of units coming to the market, and CEQA reform. Our delegation supports policies that increases housing supply through permitting and zoning reform, mandates local municipalities to increase their density specifically near high transit corridors, increases funding for mental health and supports local service providers.

 



 The bread and butter of our region is our hospitality and tourism industry, which has taken the hardest hit through this pandemic and will take the longest to recover. In order to bring back thousands of jobs and generate much needed tax revenue for both the State and local municipalities, we must engage with this industry to provide for their immediate recovery. Our delegation supports incentives related to the tourism and hospitality industry, continued support and increased filming tax credits and strong partnerships throughout the State with funding for tourism initiatives.

 


 

Day 1: Tuesday, June 22

8:30-9:30 am   Networking

9:00-9:30am    Program opens, overview of event, Keynote Speaker

9:30-11:00 am  Virtual visits and advocacy meetings with elected officials

11:00-11:30 am Closing Keynote

 

Day 2: Wednesday, June 23

8:30-9:30 am   Networking

9:00-9:30am    Welcome, Keynote Speaker

9:30-11:00 am  Virtual visits and advocacy meetings with elected officials

11:00-11:30 am Closing Keynote

 

Assembly Member Richard Bloom

Assembly Member Richard Bloom

Assembly District 50, (D-Santa Monica) Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation

Assembly Member Richard Bloom

Assembly District 50, (D-Santa Monica) Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation

Assembly Member Richard Bloom

Assembly District 50, (D-Santa Monica) Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation

450Richard Bloom was first elected to the 50th District of the California State Assembly in 2012. Assemblymember Bloom's considers his top priorities to be climate change, environmental protection, congestion relief with a focus on public transit, bike, and pedestrian investment, and sub-regional connectivity job creation with a particular focus on the green economy, affordable housing, and homelessness.

Assembly Member Suzette Valladares

Assembly Member Suzette Valladares

Assembly District 38, Vice Chair Committee On Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media

Assembly Member Suzette Valladares

Assembly District 38, Vice Chair Committee On Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media

Assembly Member Suzette Valladares

Assembly District 38, Vice Chair Committee On Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media

Suzette was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2020. Suzette Martinez Valladares is a Latina businesswoman and educator who specializes in early childhood education and advocacy.

Assembly Member Mike Gipson

Assembly Member Mike Gipson

Assembly District 64, Chair, Assembly Democratic Caucus

Assembly Member Mike Gipson

Assembly District 64, Chair, Assembly Democratic Caucus

Assembly Member Mike Gipson

Assembly District 64, Chair, Assembly Democratic Caucus

Assemblymember Mike Gipson has co-authored and supported legislation on criminal justice reform, our brothers and sisters of labor, the environment, affordable housing, and expanded healthcare. He also passed comprehensive transportation legislation; spearheaded a historic cap and trade package; combating homelessness and serving as lead assemblymember on curbing gun violence.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator Mike McGuire

Senate District 2, Chair, Senate Governance & Finance Committee

Senator Mike McGuire

Senate District 2, Chair, Senate Governance & Finance Committee

Senator Mike McGuire

Senate District 2, Chair, Senate Governance & Finance Committee

Senator Mike McGuire is the third highest ranking member of the Senate and the youngest Assistant Majority Leader in decades. Senator Mike McGuire is motivated to create good jobs, strong schools, affordable health care, better roads, and a clean environment. He has fought for resources to combat homelessness and build affordable housing in rural California.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Scott Wiener

Senate District 11, Chair, Senate Housing Committee

Senator Scott Wiener

Senate District 11, Chair, Senate Housing Committee

Senator Scott Wiener

Senate District 11, Chair, Senate Housing Committee

In the Senate, Senator Wiener works to make housing more affordable, invest in our transportation systems, increase access to healthcare, support working families, meaningfully address climate change and the impacts of wildfires, reform our criminal justice system, reduce gun violence, reduce California’s high poverty rate, and safeguard and expand the rights of all communities, including immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Senator Robert Hertzberg

Senator Robert Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader

Senator Robert Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader

Senator Robert Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader

Hertzberg’s areas of public policy interest know no limit. He is characterized as a legislator who fears nothing and takes on everything. From criminal justice to technology related issues. Hertzberg approaches every problem through a lens of governing for the next generation, not the next election.

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

Chair Assembly Communications and Conveyances

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

Chair Assembly Communications and Conveyances

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

Chair Assembly Communications and Conveyances

Senator Miguel Santiago has worked to provide housing for Californians experiencing homelessness, stimulate the development of more affordable housing, and works to ensure every student can pursue higher education without incurring mountains of debt.450

Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris

Chair Accountability and Administrative Review

Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris

Chair Accountability and Administrative Review

Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris

Chair Accountability and Administrative Review

Cottie Petrie-Norris is a businesswoman and community leader who was elected to the State Assembly in 2018. In her first term, Cottie has secured millions of dollars in funding for projects in our district and introduced important legislation to combat sea level rise, improve services for veterans and help small businesses.