November 2018 | Volume XI | Legislative Advocacy
The Results Are In: General Election 2018
On November 6, 2018, voters had the opportunity to vote for candidates for the office of California Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Assembly, Mayor of Simi Valley, and Simi Valley City Council, as well as state ballot measures.

Some elected officials won re-election, and some won their races for the first time, presenting Simi Valley with new representation at the federal, state and local level.
  • Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor
  • Eleni Kounalakis

Secretary of State
  • Alex Padilla

  • Betty T. Yee

  • Fiona Ma

Attorney General
  • Xavier Becerra

U.S. Senate
  • Dianne Feinstein

U.S. House of Representative CA-25
  • Katie Hill

U.S. House of Represntatives CA-26
  • Julia Brownley

California Assembly CA-38
  • Christy Smith

Simi Valley Mayor
  • Keith Mashburn

Simi Valley City Council
  • Mike Judge
  • Ruth Luevanos

  • Kareem Jubran

RSRPD Board:
  • Ed Abele
  • Brian Dennert

Proposition 1 - YES
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs.
Proposition 2 - YES
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness
Proposition 3 - NO
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage
Proposition 4 - YES
  • Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care.
Proposition 5 - NO
  • Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property
Proposition 6 - NO
  • Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate
Proposition 7 - YES
  • Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period
Proposition 8 - NO
  • Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment
Propostion 10 - NO
  • Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property
Proposition 11 - YES
  • Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability.
Proposition 12 - YES
  • Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products
2018 California State Legislative Vote Record
Each year, the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce publishes a vote record for the legislators that represent our district. The legislators that represented Simi Valley at the state level in 2018 were Assemblyman Dante Acosta and Senator Henry Stern. The vote record published by the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce is a sampling of the key votes the legislators made this year.

In 2019, Simi Valley will be represented by Henry Stern in the Senate and Christy Smith in the Assembly.
To view the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce vote record, please click here . This is a brief overview of the key votes taken by the legislators on bills that the Chamber was tracking.

For a more detailed vote record published by CalChamber, click here .
2019 Employment Law Posters - Order Today!
The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce is currently selling 2018 employment law posters! It is mandatory for any business with one or more employee to post this annual employment law notice in a visible place. The Simi Valley Chamber is selling convenient all-in-one posters for your business!

Place your order by December 1st to secure early bird pricing and make sure you enter 2019 in compliance to avoid any fines.

Posters are available in both English and Spanish, and can be purchased as either paper or laminated posters.

Upgrade to a poster with "poster protect" to receive a new poster for free any time in the calendar year if there are any labor law or employment changes.
Simi Valley Chamber Legislative Advocacy Forum
The Simi Valley Chamber Legislative Advocacy Forum (LAF) meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss current legislation and its impact on businesses. Staff from the state legislature, U.S. Congress, County of Ventura, and the City of Simi Valley attend these meetings.
Legislative Advocacy Forum (LAF) meetings will resume in January on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:00 AM.
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