CLCA Celebrates a Successful Legislative Action Conference!
CLCA on the floor of the state Assembly: Assemblymember Josh Hoover (fifth from left) is joined by CLCA members (pictured left to right) Evan Moffitt, Rick Oropeza, Regan Barry, Megan Rios, Richard Cohen, John McCabe and Jay Martinez
The California Landscape Contractors Association’s advocacy efforts were in full swing April 11-12 for the 2023 CLCA Legislative Action Conference.
Big thanks to our participants who traveled to our state capitol in Sacramento to advocate for our industry. Face-to-face conversations with members of the state Senate and Assembly and their staff are the most impactful way to get CLCA’s message across to those making decisions. The practice of legislators meeting with constituents to discuss issues of concern is one-on-one lobbying at its finest — lobbying at the grassroots level. Not only are these meetings interesting, but they are also very effective!
California’s landscape contractors have one of the widest scopes of work of all the states that license landscape contractors. Why? Because of the consistent advocacy work by CLCA’s members, volunteer leaders, staff and legislative advocate.
In each two-year legislative session over 2,500 bills are introduced for consideration. We read them, flag them and track them as we continue our advocacy for landscape contractors. You can see those bills here.
We are thankful for the CLCA member companies who supported their employees’ interest and effort to be a part of this important event. Their participation was crucial to helping propel our advocacy efforts in 2023.