Tuesday, September 26, 2006

San Francisco City Summit

From: Scott Hauge
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:38 AM
To: Small Business California
Subject: San Francisco City Summit

The SF Chamber,SF Center for Economic Development and Mayor Newsom will be holding an Economic Summit September 26th from 7:30 to2 at the Mission Bay Conference Center. Featured speakers include Tom King President and CEO of PG&E, Supervisor Michela Alioto Pier,Bo Burlingham from Inc Magazine and of course Mayor Newsom.
The cost is $75 per person. For more information and to register on line go to www.sfchamber.com.
Small Business California is having a very successful year in Sacramento. Besides our successful efforts on AB 32[cap on greenhouse emission] which we worked on with the SF Chamber and the Bay Area Council we just received word that the Governor has signed our three bills SB1436 which will help small businesses with regulations,AB2330 which will provide for a study of the cost of state regulations for small businesses and AB3058 which will help small businesses develop a disaster plan. We are becoming a factor in Sacramento.
Lastly the workers compensation Bureau reported that a 6.3% reduction in workers compensation rates effective Jan 1,2007 will be recommended to to the Insurance Commissioner assuming SB 815 gets vetoed by the Governor. SB 815 would double the permanent disability cost over a three year period. The Bureau has said if this happens their recommendation will be revised to an increase January 1 of 1.8%. Rates will further be increased the following two years. Take a moment and send an email to Michael Prosio at www.michael.prosio@gov.ca.gov and copy Dennis Trinidad at Dennis.Trinidad@OPR.CA.GOV. asking the Governor to veto this bill.You all should know Dennis as he is the state Small Business Advocate and Small Business California was the driving force in getting the Governor to fund the position.

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