CalChamber Announces Support For Propositions
The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that it supports Propositions 1, 2 and 4, which are appearing on the November 6 ballot. If approved, Prop 1 would authorize $4 billion in bonds to house veterans. Prop 2 would authorize the use of income tax revenue to fund $2 billion in bonds for homeless prevention. Prop 4 would authorize $1.5 billion in bonds for children’s hospitals statewide. To view CalChamber’s previously announced positions on other ballot initiatives, click here.

City Seeks Globemaster Corridor EIR Input
The City of Long Beach is seeking public input related to the scope and content of the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, which includes the former Boeing C-17 manufacturing site. The plan would guide land uses for 438 acres and create a policy framework for developments and improvements on the land adjacent to Long Beach Airport along Cherry Avenue from Carson Street to the 405 Freeway. The city is hosting a meeting on September 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Howard Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave., to present the proposed project and receive input from the public. Input may also be e-mailed here. The public commenting period ends October 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Long Beach Vehicle Fleet Ranks Sixth In The Nation
The City of Long Beach vehicle fleet has been ranked sixth in the nation in a competition held by “Government Fleet” magazine and the American Public Works Association. Last year, the city was ranked 10th, up from 12th in 2016. The rankings are based on leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future and overcoming challenges. “We are excited to see a consistent rise in the ranking of the city’s fleet, reflecting our hard work and long-term commitment to our values,” Mayor Robert Garcia stated in a press release.

Port Of Los Angeles Has Second Busiest August Ever
The Port of Los Angeles processed 826,638 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containerized cargo during August, making it the second busiest August and sixth busiest month ever in the port’s history. However, overall cargo volumes decreased 2.5% compared to last August. Imports decreased 2.8% in August, while exports increased 2% to 162,466 TEUs. Year-to-date volumes at the port have decreased 2.6% to six million TEUs compared to last year, when the port achieved its all-time cargo record.

New CSU Vice Chancellor Appointed
Evelyn Nazario has been appointed the new California State University (CSU) vice chancellor for human resources, Chancellor Timothy White announced in a press release today. Nazario currently serves as associate vice chancellor for human resources management and is replacing Melissa Bard, who is leaving the university on October 1. As part of the chancellor’s executive leadership team, Nazario will oversee human resource management, labor and employee relations, statewide professional development and more.