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Little Hoover | Equitable Economic Development across California Webinar

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In its report, Equitable Economic Development across California, the Little Hoover Commission urges California to do more to facilitate inclusive regional economic development. At noon on Friday, January 20, 2023, the Commission will hold a webinar to discuss this call for action. The Commission will be joined by representatives from the Central Valley Community Foundation, Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO), and Uplift San Bernardino, who will share their perspective on inclusive regional economic development, on California’s recent steps to encourage equitable regional development, and on what more state government can do to support regional economies, especially in California’s less prosperous regions.
Webinar on Equitable Economic Development across California12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.Friday, January 20, 2023Join Online or By Phone Via ZoomOnline: https://bit.ly/3WKa9BXPhone: (888) 788-0099Webinar ID: 912-5205-0520Password: 867022
Registration for this event is not required but if you wish to receive follow-up information after the webinar, please sign-up for the event on Eventbrite.
Pedro Nava

Chair, Little Hoover Commission

Bill Emmerson

Commissioner and Subcommittee Member, Regional Economic Development, Little Hoover Commission

Gil Garcetti

Commissioner and Subcommittee Member, Regional Economic Development, Little Hoover Commission

Ashley Swearengin

Former Mayor of Fresno; President and CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation

Jackie Melendez

Executive Director, Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO)

Karen Suarez

Director, Uplift San Bernardino; Co-Chair, IEGO

Q&ADuring the question and answer period members of the public will have an opportunity to ask a question to our panel on the webinar’s topic. The Q&A will be moderated by Commission staff, who will ask questions to the appropriate panelist. Here’s how you can ask your question:

  • Send your question via the Zoom chat box, found on the bottom right hand part of your screen. Your questions will be visible to all panelists but will not be visible to other members of the public.
  • You may also email your question to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov.
Public CommentMembers of the public will have the opportunity to make public comment at the end of the hearing. If you would like to make public comment please use the “raise hand” feature in Zoom or email LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you joined the webinar.
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About the Little Hoover Commission:The Little Hoover Commission is America’s only permanent, independent citizens commission working to improve state government. A nonpartisan oversight agency created in 1962, the Commission includes 13 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state operations and promote efficiency, economy, and improved service.


January 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm