GCVCC Newsletter
News for the Coachella Valley Business Community
GCVCC Welcomes CA State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Today
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a special digital town hall with California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Superintendent Thurmond will be joining us as a guest of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, representing the CA 56th Assembly District. Superintendent Thurmond will be providing an update on the largest public school system in the nation, with more than 6.3 million students and over 10,000 schools. The virtual town hall will be held today, February 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM. This event is free to attend. Please join us.
Legislative Update
California SB 74 (SUPPORT)
The GCVCC has taken a position of support for SB 74, the Keep California Working Act, which would invest $2.6 billion in grants to help small businesses and non-profits that have sustained financial losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
California AB 62 (SUPPORT)
The GCVCC has taken a position of support for AB 62, which would provide small and essential businesses with an income tax credit for the costs of complying with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.
California AB 25 (SUPPORT)
The GCVCC is supporting AB 25, which would restore the multi-factor test, otherwise known as the Borello test, for evaluating whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor.
Contact your local elected state leaders and let them know your position.
State Senator Melissa Melendez HERE
Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia HERE
Assembly Member Chad Mayes HERE
Local Advocacy Update
Free PPE Available at GCVCC Offices - Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs
All Local businesses are welcome to come pick up FREE PPE. PPE items are available while supplies last. Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer available. Social Distancing and Face Masks are required. No appointment necessary during the following dates/times.  

Feb 17 & 24 
9 am to 10:30 am
Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce
68487 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Bldg. 3, Suite 31
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Feb 17
1 pm to 3 pm
DHS Chamber of Commerce at FoodNow DHS 
11555 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs Ca 92240 
GCVCC Supports City of Coachella Streets and Roads Plan
The GCVCC has taken a position of support for the application that the City of Coachella submitted to SCAG under its Sustainable Communities Program Community-Wide Plans Application to enhance connectivity across its transportation network in the City of Coachella through the development of a Local Streets and Roads Plan.
GCVCC Supports Indio Active Transportation Plan
The GCVCC supports the City of Indio’s application to develop and implement an Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The Plan will identify projects that make it easier and safer for residents to walk or bike to local destinations and increase recreation activity. This Plan that will help to resolve deficiencies in connectivity and better accommodate multi-modal travel consistent with the City of Indio’s General Plan.