Chamber’s 2014 Legislative Policy Platform
The Chamber Supports:
- Technology expansion within the City of Riverside boundaries.
- The uses of eminent domain as a critically important tool and resource for effective redevelopment, to be used only after all alternate avenues have been exhausted.
- The preservation of local governance and the protection of government revenue.
- Urging local preference on bids with the city and county to utilize local businesses.
- Legislation to allow the City of Riverside to operate the California Citrus State Historic Park under a long term operations and maintenance agreement.
- March Joint Powers Authority in developing the joint use of the region.
- Legislation or ballot measures to return to a supermajority to pass state budgets.
- Construction or acquisition of a Federal Building and Courthouse to meet the expanding regional business needs of the U.S. Courts and other federal agencies in Riverside-San Bernardino counties.
- The continued support and expansion of federal judgeships in ratio to the population and jurisdiction served.
- Additional expansion of March Air Reserve Base and Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Corona Division, including:
- Assignment of the MQ-9 Reaper or other next generation remotely-piloted aircraft to the 163rd Air Reconnaissance Wing;
- Assignment of the KC-46A aircraft to relevant units;
- Modernization of facilities and infrastructure to sustain their effectiveness for mission delivery.
- Seeking federal funding and direction to relocate the National Guard Armory from Fairmount Park to March Air Reserve Base.
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