Mike Gatto, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Assembly, wants feedback from business leaders.
This includes business owners in Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village and portions of the Hollywood Hills and East Hollywood.
Gatto (D-Los Angeles) urges merchants to join his District 43 Business Advisory Commission.
The group will meet several times in the upcoming months to form one or more legislative proposals that Gatto could introduce in 2013, according to a news release from the representative.
Gatto's district includes Burbank, Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, and portions of the Hollywood Hills and East Hollywood.
"We hear often that our business climate could be improved. I'm interested in hearing any proposal that would make the regulatory and statutory environment more sensible and less burdensome for local business owners," he said.
Last year, Assemblyman Gatto authored or co-authored several bills to support small businesses including AB 1616 (The California Homemade Food Act) and AB 2026 (The Film Industry Tax Credit).
“As lawmakers, we have a sacred duty to listen to the needs and concerns of those who help our communities thrive, and to do what we can to support them,” said Gatto.
Anyone interested in participating on the commission can email the assemblyman at Assemblymember.Gatto@assembly.ca.gov with the subject line 'Business Commission.’