The 2017 Legislative priorities of the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) represents the legislative priorities of the business community within the region that it resides.
The NCCC is organized to give voice to local businesses throughout Clackamas County in support of policies that enable business success, job growth and income growth in each of our local cities and Unincorporated Clackamas County. We believe a healthy business climate, and the jobs that such a climate creates, is the key to building up our local communities, adequately funding social services and making our region prosperous.
Through the OSCC, we will request that the Oregon legislature take immediate action to address Oregon’s transportation infrastructure needs. The OSCC will also ask that the Oregon Legislature “pause” on any
additional measures that would impose new costs or regulatory challenges for local businesses. Local
business communities across Oregon need time to deal with the new 2015 & 2016 la w’s without additional
costs, challenges and uncertainty.
By no means are the lists below exhaustive and based on the decision of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, these legislative issues can be altered or changed by a vote of the Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meetings. In addition, as necessary, the Board of Directors may take further action to add to this list as they see fit, based on the activities going on in the local Cities, County and at the State levels of government.
In support of:
1. Transportation funding package (1205, Sunrise Corridor and other regional projects) (supporting maintenance & capital needs in order to improve the reliability of our transportation systems)
2. Pre-emption of local employment regulations
3. Expanding eligibility for the 2013 ‘small business tax cut’
4. Workforce Housing (availability & affordability – not rent controlled)
5. Workforce education and training
6. Mental health funding (relevant to business)
7. Land use/UGB expansion
9. Business and land use development
10. Support stable funding for law enforcement & emergency services
11. Support the assurance of stable waste water capacity to serve the communities within our region
In opposition of:
1. Predictive Scheduling mandate
2. Employer-funded ‘paid family leave’ program
3. ‘Cap and Trade’ or carbon tax legislation that imposes cost on local employers; “Cleaner Air Oregon” regulation imposes cost on local manufacturers
4. Increasing damage awards for liability, medical lawsuits
5. Elimination of the small business tax cut
6. Taxes not supported by the business community
Approved by the Board of Directors on January 18, 2017