Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) is seeking applications from local business owners to serve on his 2014 Small Business Advisory Commission. The Commission will meet several times in the months ahead, with the goal of formulating one or more legislative proposals that will be introduced by Gatto in the upcoming legislative session.
With small businesses employing more than 37% of all workers in the state, Assemblyman Gatto welcomes input from the people working hard to keep our business community strong. “Small-business owners face the brunt of challenges that affect the economic development of our community. Incorporating our business members into this dialogue enhances the state’s ability to create a more sensible and less burdensome regulatory environment for our businesses,” said Gatto.
Last year’s Commission voted to ask Gatto to introduce AB 227, momentous legislation which reformed Proposition 65 to protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits. To the relief of business owners in the 43rd Assembly District and statewide, Governor Brown signed AB 227 into law this year. The Commission has been an instrumental voice in advising Assemblyman Gatto on challenges facing local small-business owners throughout California. “Listening to those who have been shortchanged by the law first-hand is an imperative and sacred duty of lawmakers. I am proud of the historic achievement of last year’s Commission and look forward to working with the 2014 Commission,” said Gatto.
Individuals interested in participating on the Commission should e-mail Assemblyman Gatto at Assemblymember.Gatto@assembly.