A very important aspect of a community is the businesses that are located here. Industrial, manufacturing, R & D and retail businesses are extremely vital for providing jobs. Local jobs are necessary to keep our retail and food establishments thriving. Every time we lose a business we lose jobs and the ability to keep our community thriving.
Too often these businesses are subjected to overreaching regulations that have been imposed by the State of California causing a need for a relocation out of State. The State appointed regulators do not answer to the voters and instead they pass laws creating more red tape and regulations that make it impossible for a business to be profitable.
The City of Simi Valley should become a vehicle that protects the businesses in every legal way available. The City should become an advocate for business and offer ideas for strategic planning so that businesses can navigate through the regulations and create an environment that is business friendly. Government support is what we should strive to achieve and minimize as much as possible Government oversight.
Our business community is the main artery carrying life to our city. Let’s work together to bypass government blockage allowing uninterrupted flow of life into our community.
It is my intent to create a Mayors Council on Economic Development. This will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet regularly discussing strategies that will assist ALL businesses to find ways to overcome compliance issues. This group of stakeholders will work to keep existing businesses here, keep them profitable and bring new businesses to our City.