Government Affairs


This group meets monthly to work on public policy matters along with the continued economic health of our community which may come before the San Leandro City Council and Commissions; State Legislature; County of Alameda and Federal Government. The Committee recommends positions on various issues and ballot measures. The Committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month at noon at the Chamber.

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Our members are represented with testimony at local government meetings including City Council meetings, work sessions and committees, City Commission meetings, and San Leandro and San Lorenzo School Boards. The Chamber voice represents more than 800 businesses employing over 75,000 workers and makes a difference in the votes of our elected officials. In 2006 alone, your Chamber attended more than 120 meetings totaling over 200 hours on behalf of business.

The San Leandro link includes a calendar of upcoming Public Hearings as well as contact information for our elected officials.

The Chamber voice represents more than 800 businesses employing over 75,000 workers…

We also believe we need to have our voices heard in our nation’s and state’s capitals and be aware of what is happening in Washington and Sacramento. The Chamber CEO is in frequent contact with the staff of Senator Ellen Corbett and Assemblymember Mary Hayashi and visits the state capital regularly to attend hearings and communicate the business message. He also attends the annual US Chamber Government Affairs Conference in San Francisco and the California Chamber Legislative Summit in Sacramento.


The California and United States links include vital political resources to see what bills are up in the state and federal levels, find out what others have to say about issues, and voice your opinions directly to our representatives.

The information on these pages will change periodically, depending on the current issues. Our Government Affairs/Economic Development Committee will be prioritizing several bills that will be tracked on these sites, as well as a voting report of our legislators. We will also provide election measures analysis and recommendations. From time to time we will ask you to communicate with our legislators and will provide sample letters for you to download and customize on your own letterhead.

We welcome your input on these pages. Feel free to email or call (510) 317-1400 with suggestions and comments.