Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Newsletter


Keeping you informed concerning advocacy and governmental affairs activities.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022



CalChamber Bills 

California Retailers Association

California Travelers Association

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US Chamber Of Commerce

State of American Business: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023


Please join business leaders from across the country and around the world for the U.S. Chamber’s premier annual event where we will explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2023, and beyond on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Register to Watch HERE


Cal Chamber Articles

Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Regulation for 2 Years


The Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted 6-1 yesterday to continue California’s COVID-19 regulation until December 2024. As part of the transition from an emergency COVID-19 regulation into a non-emergency one, Cal/OSHA has made some changes that will improve the feasibility for California’s workplaces.

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Inflation is Pushing California’s Minimum Wage Up. Here’s What it Will Be in 2023


This January, California’s minimum wage will rise to $15.50. That represents an increase of 50 cents-an-hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $1.50 an hour for those with 25 or fewer. It’s the first time that the minimum wage is the same for all employers in the state regardless of size. The hike is a provision of legislation signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016 which ties increases beyond $15 an hour to inflation. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in May that this latest increase was based on inflation exceeding 7%. The Sacramento Bee (Subscription required)

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Is Your Home at Higher Risk for Wildfires? California Updates Map for First Time in 15 Years


After 15 years, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has updated its wildfire risk map, showing an increase in fire hazard in the state. The new Wildfire Hazard Severity Zone map updates fire hazards for unincorporated, rural areas of California — areas more susceptible to fires — and does not show wildfire risks for addresses in the city. The Sacramento Bee (Subscription required)

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Local Happenings

A Letter to the Mammoth Times Editor

On October 7, 2022, the Mammoth Times had an Op-Ed entitled “Mono County Service Industry Employees Call Out Workplace Exploitation

Following discussion at the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, it was determined that the op-ed must be addressed. Many on the Board felt it was a misrepresentation and blanket condemnation of the Mammoth Lakes/Mono County business community and that the inaccuracies and false statements needed to be addressed.

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 Interested in serving on thecGovernmental Affairs Committee?

Please contact Ken Brengle, CCE, IOM, Executive Director of the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce:

(From Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce)

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