September 2018 | Volume XI Legislative Advocacy
Election 2018 - Less Than 50 Days Away!
Make sure you are registered to vote on Tuesday, November 6th and that you are aware of the candidates and propositions on the ballot! If you still need to register to vote, you can do so here .

Voters in Simi Valley will have the opportunity to vote for U.S. Congress (CA-25), CA State Assembly (CA-38), Simi Valley City Council, Simi Valley Mayor, SVUSD Board, and RSRPD Board.

U.S. Congress (CA-25):

CA State Assembly (CA-38)

Simi Valley Mayor:

Simi Valley City Council:

SVUSD Board:

RSRPD Board:
Independent Contractor Coalition - Updates
In April of 2018, the California Supreme Court outlined a new test to determine independent contractors in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v Superrior Court. The Supreme Court determined that, in order to be classified as an independent contractor, an individual must meet the "ABC" test of three factors. Both employers and employees can be impacted by the misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor.

This decision stated that, most importantly, an independent contractor must be perform work which is not in the hiring entity's usual business. This decision impacted a significant number of industries, including most on-demand services, such as ride-share services, insurance agents, physicians, and instructors.

Realizing the impact this decision will have on both businesses and individuals who intentionally perform this type of work, the "I'm Independent" coalition was formed to lobby the California State legislature for a reversal or clarification of this decision. The goal of this coalition is to find a legislative solution to best serve all of those impacted by this Supreme Court decision.

One compromise suggested by the coalition is to, at the least, delay the implementation of this policy for a year in order for the legislature to have a chance to look into the impact. These efforts will be continued into the next legislative session through the Coalition. The coalition hopes to see legislation proposed as the new session opens up.

For more information, click here .
2018 General Election Candidate Forum
The Simi Valley Chamber is hosting a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 2nd ahead of the general election on Tuesday, November 6th. This non-partisan forum is open to all candidates running for the office of Simi Valley City Council, Simi Valley Mayor, CA State Assembly (CA-38), and US Congress (CA-25). Candidates running for Council, Mayor, and Assembly will also speak from the podium.

There will be a meet and greet from 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM and the program will begin at 8:15 AM. If you have any questions you'd like to ask the candidates, please submit them here to be considered.

The event will be held at the Grand Vista Hotel at 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, 93065. A hot breakfast will be provided, and the cost is $20/advance or $25 at the door. Click here to register! This non-partisan event is open to the general voting public.
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.
Join us for the next meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00 AM in the Chamber.
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce | 805-526-3900 | |