HOT OFF THE PRESS:
OC CLOSER TO REOPENING, MIGHT HAPPEN AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK:*
- The Southern California region is close to reopening sooner than expected as it nears the distribution of 2 million vaccine's in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Read more.
OCBC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY:*
In celebration of International Women's Day, OCBC expresses its utmost appreciation for strong female business leaders everywhere! This year we are thankful to have both the leadership and resilience of two inspiring women with CHOC's Jena Jensen as OCBC's 2021 Board Chair and Lucy Dunn, as President & CEO. OCBC is fortunate to have a host of accomplished and dedicated women on its Board of Directors and staff who are working to make OC the best place it can be.
VOTE TODAY! OC BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL ELECTION:*
Today is the last day to vote in the special election for OC’s Second Supervisorial District. If you’re a registered voter in this District, you have received a vote-by-mail ballot. Make sure your voice is heard! Learn your options for submitting your ballot here.
CA OK'S REOPENING OF BALLPARKS, DISNEYLAND:*
OC CITIES FORCED TO FIND SPACE FOR 183,000 HOMES:*
Southern California Assn. of Governments (SCAG) deemed that cities in OC must find space for 183,000 new homes after a state mandated housing expansion. The decision was finalized on March 4 by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) housing numbers. Read more.
CDC LOOSENS RULES FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE:*
APPLY FOR CALIFORNIA COMPETES TAX CREDITS WITH GO-BIZ:*
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has opened applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). Take advantage of the $71.1 million in tax credits available for businesses that have created full time job opportunities in CA. Deadline to submit applications is Monday, March 29. To learn more about the application, click here.
OUTSMART DISASTER WITH EDISON INTERNATIONAL:*
Edison International has teamed up with the Outsmart Disaster Campaign to offer resources and tools to mitigate business interruptions in times of a hazard or natural disaster. Resilient Business Challenge is a new program that focuses on preparation and recovery from disasters. To register for the workshop, click here.
SOUTH OC VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:*
Join OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, OC Community Services, and OC Workforce Development Board on April 7 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. for a South OC Virtual Job Fair. Opportunities include the ability to safely network with multiple employers, visit virtual booths, interact with hiring managers, apply for open enrollment opportunities, submit resume, and virtually interview. To learn more, click here.
$1.9 TRILLION PANDEMIC RELIEF PLAN CLOSE TO BECOMING LAW:*
The Senate passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package on March 6. The bill will go to the House for a final vote before heading to the President’s desk. The package provides $1,400 stimulus checks with tighter eligibility restrictions, $350 billion in aid to state and local governments and $130 billion to reopen schools. California can expect $40 billion of the state and local aid, billions for vaccines and testing, $3.4 billion in emergency rental and homeowner assistance, and more. Learn more about what the relief package delivers to California.
TODAY! FRANCHISE TAX BOARD WEBINAR – LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2021:
Join Selvi Stanislaus, the Franchise Tax Board’s Executive Officer, on March 9 for an update on what’s new in 2021, filing statistics, litigation, regulatory development, conformity, and much more. Register here for this webinar and other CalTax Foundation webinars.
NEW FUNDS FOR CA SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM:*
California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) announced for new rounds of funds for CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program per Gov. Gavin Newsom’s go ahead of a legislative package which provides $2.075 billion for small business impacted by the pandemic and a $50 million allocation for non-profit cultural institutions. Read more.
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