San Diego: Don’t Mess with Enterprise Zones

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Yesterday, Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer and Mark Kersey spoke out against a proposal to roll back a program that utilizes business growth and hiring economically disadvantaged Californians. The San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone has a 15-year business tax credit program for portions of the City of San Diego, significant portions of the City of Chula Vista and the City of National City. Businesses within this area receive substantial tax breaks, and other incentives, for hiring low income individuals. This program has played a key role in marketing San Diego as a desirable location for businesses since 2006. Continue reading San Diego: Don’t Mess with Enterprise Zones

Calling On President Obama To Address Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Sierra club placed the ad below in yesterday’s issue of “The Hill.” In addition to well known entertainers, like Morgan Freeman, Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon, you will find Tom Steyer, an Obama campaign bundler who may be the replacement for outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu, among the signatorees. The only hope of killing the $6 billion Keystone XL pipeline project now lies with President Obama’s administration. Entertainment & environmental leaders are calling on President Obama to address climate change.
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