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Advocacy

We are committed to serving as the voice of business, making sure that elected officials and their regulatory staff understand the need to create and maintain an environment in which business can thrive, thereby creating a healthy economy to support our families and communities. We actively monitor proposed legislation, regulatory rules, and government processes to ensure the interests of Paso Robles’ businesses are represented and protected.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Danna Stroud Speaks to Membership Concerning Chamber Advocacy Efforts

At April's Wake Up Paso event, Danna Stroud talked about the depth and importance of the Chamber's advocacy efforts.

Danna Stroud

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Comments on Proposed Parklets Program – City Council

We appreciate the City’s efforts to maintain a proactive response moving forward, however we’d like to extend additional and alternative recommendations for your consideration.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Public Comment Statement on Cannabis Task Force

As the organization representing the interests of our business community, we believe it is vital the City actively engage in making a final determination as to what may or may not be permitted in relation to cannabis business in Paso Robles. Additionally, should such business be permitted, establishing clearly defined criteria, guidelines and regulations for potential cannabis businesses to follow is imperative.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Monday, February 22, 2021
SB 74 Keep California Working Act – SUPPORT

The Paso Robles Chamber is pleased to support Senate Bill 74, which would invest $2.6 billion in grants to help small businesses and nonprofits that have sustained financial losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
City Council Comments - Agenda Item #11 Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee Formation

While disappointed with the decision to combine the previous Measure N-12 oversight body with a new Measure J-20 committee, we understand the City’s desire to be efficient and effective with the community’s time and interest in serving on an advisory body. Please consider the proposed action for Agenda Item #11, we would like to extend the following recommendations/observations for your consideration to integrate into your action.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Chamber Joins Letter in Support of Economic Recovery

The California economy cannot fully recover until businesses are allowed to reopen. On behalf of all of our members who are suffering under onerous restrictions, we joined fellow chambers and various organizations throughout the State in lobbying the Governor for assistance and leniency to help speed economic recovery.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Chamber Partners with Paso Robles City to Launch Propane Reimbursement Program for Downtown Businesses

Paso Robles City Council allocated $100,000 towards the purchase of propane as part of the Recovery Program to assist local businesses with providing outdoor public spaces, subject to State and County health orders.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Friday, December 11, 2020
COVID-19 Update | City Council Highlights

As you may have heard, after extensive public comment and discussion, the Paso Robles City Council voted last night on their intention to “maintain the purple tier restriction levels” of the State’s COVID-19 guidelines. Working together in collaboration with the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and Travel Paso, we have come together in an effort to clearly communicate what these actions mean.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Business Viability & Stay at Home Order Comments | City Council Meeting 12.10.20

Business Viability and the Governor’s New Stay at Home Order Public Comments by Chamber CEO at the City Council Meeting

Gina Fitzpatrick

Monday, December 7, 2020
Will Governor Newsom Change the Map?

Along with neighboring Chambers and our local Wine Associations, we formally submitted a letter on Saturday, December 5, to the State advocating for an exemption from the Southern California Region and the Stay-At-Home Order.

Gina Fitzpatrick

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