De León Addresses the Hollywood Community and Offers Insight into State and Local Issues

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August 12, 2016
The Hollywood Chamber hosted the second State of the State Luncheon featuring California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De León, at Paramount Pictures on Friday, August 12th, before a packed house. De León touched on some of the major initiatives before the State Senate, including homelessness, transportation and housing, as well as on local issues of importance such as CEQA reform and the adverse impacts of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. He also discussed the beginning efforts to extend the TV/Film tax credits, the State budget, and gun control. Due to the popularity of the speaker and the topics, the event has sold out in record time.

Senator de León is the 50th President pro Tempore of the California State Senate and the first Latino elected to the position in more than 130 years. He has been serving Hollywood since 2006, when he was first elected to represent the 45th district in the California State Assembly. In 2010, he was elected to the California State Senate.

He was the lead negotiator for the expansion of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit to keep Hollywood production jobs at home in the Golden State. In addition, he has focused his efforts on issues impacting the environment, the working poor, immigration, and public safety.

Sponsors included: Presenting-Level – the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Platinum-Level – Paramount Pictures, Variety; Gold Level – FilmL.A., Inc.; Silver-Level – CIM Group, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Crescent Heights, Entertainment Union Coalition, Harridge Development Group, Hollywood American Legion Post #43, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Liner LLP, Managed Career Solutions, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Vernon Chamber PAC, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

For more than 95 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Kaylee Kiecker is Executive Vice President and Leron Gubler is President and CEO. Dr. Fariba Kalantari of Famous Hollywood Dental Care serves as the 2016-17 Chair of Board of Directors.
Hollywood Chamber, (323) 469-8311