Legislative directors for many of the region’s state Senators and Assembly members gathered at the Bay Area Council’s Sacramento office this week to share their insights on the 2013 legislative session. The meeting highlighted the Bay Area Council’s increasing role in Sacramento on a wide range of issues with statewide implications, including healthcare, education, trade, regulatory reform, transportation and water. Legislative directors welcomed the Bay Area Council’s early involvement in developing the legislative agenda for the coming year, and said such early engagement in the complex process is critical to ensuring the business community’s priorities and input are well represented. With many of its high-priority issues, including pension and CEQA reform, running through Sacramento, the Bay Area Council is positioning itself now for effective advocacy effort over the next year.

Further highlighting our work in Sacramento, the Bay Area Council’s new capitol office played host for the second in a series of meetings of the state’s foremost healthcare leaders to map out a collective strategy for the healthcare special session, set to begin early next year.  For more information about our work in Sacramento or our Sacramento office, please contact Emily Finkel at or 916-706-1205.

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