2022 Public Policy Priorities
The Chamber works with local businesses, government, nonprofits and other partners to advance policies and cooperative efforts that build and sustain regional prosperity. The Chamber's policy priorities are updated annually with key insights from the Chamber's membership.
Working with key stakeholders across the region, the chamber works to promote commerce and industry, advance economic growth, and to enhance the quality of life in the city and throughout the greater region.
The following policy priorities are used to inform our discussions around policy decisions at the local and state level. The order of these priorities represents the order of importance based on our membership ranking.
The Chamber works in collaboration with other partners and stakeholders to minimize the impact of homelessness to the business community.
- Homelessness should not be accepted as common place.
- Develop a strong response for businesses that are being negatively impacted by homeless challenges.
- Increased investment in law enforcement; staffing and response technology.
- Support mental health and affordable/transition housing and programs.
- Advocate for public private partnerships.
2. Taxation & Local Fees
The Chamber opposes unreasonable local and regional fees.
- Require thorough analysis and accountability for government fees and practices.
- Ensure fairness, predictability, accountability and compliance while balancing income, property and sales tax levels.
- Work to reduce local fees to be competitive to nearby communities, in order to spur economic development.
- Promote fiscal responsibility and accountability for city, county and state budget.
- Support policies that remove barriers for economic development.
3. City related opportunities/challenges
The Chamber advocates for improved, business-friendly processes at the local level.
- Streamline the business license fee system and make the process more uniform.
- Improve government efficiency and foster a user-friendly and welcoming city government.
- Advocate for a transparent and efficient government processes.
- Protect diversity of business attraction and retention opportunities through oversight of zoning changes.
4. Business Attraction & Retention
The Chamber helps local companies grow their business by advocating for policies that promote growth and investment.
- Attract and market new businesses, relocations and job formation in West Sacramento.
- Retain business in West Sacramento.
- Identify economic incentives for new and expanding small businesses.
- Foster a diverse economic base of all industries, business sizes and sectors.
- Support the creation of new business improvement districts.
- Advocate for a conducive business climate and balanced regulatory environment.
5. Energy Delivery & Costs
The Chamber advocates for reliable and affordable energy
- Advocate for dependable and fair energy costs.
- Support infrastructure upgrades to ensure reliable energy sources.
- Ensure energy sources are balanced, affordable and reliable, not basing our dependency on any single energy source.
- Support efforts for fire prevention and response.
Chelsea Minor & Grant Deary
West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce