The Government Affairs Committee meets monthly to discuss legislative and public policy issues of importance to Chamber members, and recommend any positions on those issues to be taken by the Board of Directors.
a.The Chamber’s government affairs committee consists of nine Chamber members appointed and empowered by the board of directors to review and analyze all legislation, ordinances, and regulations that may affect our members. Meetings are open to all members to attend and participate, but motions may only be made and voted upon by the nine committee members. Any motions approved by the committee will move to the Chamber’s executive committee and board of directors for final ratification.
2.Elected officials and staff
Josh Kurpies (Assembly Member Richard Bloom)
Rad Nowroozi (Senator Ben Allen)
Aurelia Friedman (Congressman Ted Lieu)
Zac Gaidzik (Supervisor Sheila Kuehl)
Stephanie Venegas (City of Santa Monica)
Christine Frey (Metropolitan Water District)
3. Discussion item: Housing project at 1318-1320 4th Street (formerly Parking Structure 3)
Presentation: Steve Spielberg, EAH Housing; Charles Cohen, EAH Housing; Jan Van Tillburg, VTBS Architects
4. Discussion item: Santa Monica Airport – business utility and the future of urban mobility
Presentation: Dave Hopkins, Santa Monica Airport Association