Jeff Gorell, who is running for the 37th Assembly District seat that covers much of Ventura County, outlined an action plan on Wednesday that focuses on preserving and expanding both state and local economic development.
The plan--dubbed the Agenda for Jobs 2010--calls for a Business and Technology Action Committee that will consolidate efforts and resources into protecting jobs in Ventura County. Small "jobs retention teams" will meet regularly with local business leaders to assist them in keeping and expanding jobs. Gorell, who was recently endorsed by the state Chamber of Commerce, also will support education in technical careers and easing burdens on the film industry.
His plan also focuses on retaining the important military component of Ventura County's economic base. Another round of base closures is due in 2014.
As for California, Gorell identified several areas where regulations could be trimmed to encourage business growth. He would suspend AB-32 and set up a panel to "regulate" regulations that are indigenous to California. He would also help lower the capital gains tax and taxes on the middle class.
It's nice to see that a candidate, especially one who is a virtual shoe-in, lay out a concrete plan to give the voters an idea of what he'll seek to do if elected.