In a bold move to demonstrate the importance of public safety on local businesses, the Chamber becomes one of the first business organizations in LA County to support the recall effort.
SANTA CLARITA, March 23, 2022 — The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced its support of the recall effort of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon. The decision was made by the SCV Chamber Board of Directors as public safety is a key public policy priority for the Chamber.
“We know this is a bold move and a unique move by the SCV Chamber,” said Hunt Braly, Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Council of the SCV Chamber. “Our businesses – from local mom and pop shops to larger companies – need to feel safe as they operate, especially coming out of the pandemic. We take public safety seriously and we need a serious District Attorney to protect our businesses and community.”
The SCV Chamber becomes one of the first business organizations in LA County to support the recall effort.
“All businesses, large and small, are the backbone of our economy in the Santa Clarita Valley and we must work to promote and guarantee they are successful and not subject to policies that hinder that ability,” stated Ivan Volschenk, President & CEO of the SCV Chamber of Commerce. “Retail stores are witnessing a huge increase in crime, and we are responsible to advocate for policies that will help tackle this rise in crime.”
The recall effort is supported by current and former law enforcement officials and the Santa Clarita City Council was the first city to take a vote of no confidence for Gascon. Over 31 cities in LA County have also issued votes of no confidence in Gascon. More information about the recall can be found at www.recalldageorgegascon.com.
ABOUT THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest business membership organization in the Santa Clarita Valley representing more than 65,000 member employees. The Chamber serves as “The Voice of Business” working as the SCV’s leading business advocacy organization in the third largest city in the County of Los Angeles. Founded in 1923, the Chamber works to advocate for, educate and connect the business community.
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