Welcome on our 8th Annual Sacramento Road Trip and thanks for joining us! You are one of a very select group of 90 representatives from Santa Clarita who have been invited by KHTS AM-1220 and California State Assemblyman Scott Wilk to join us so we may have an impact on decision makers in our State Capitol.
We want to thank our friends at The Castaic Lake Water Agency, the Facey Medical Group, Union Bank, The Southern California Gas Company and California Credit Union for helping sponsor your trip and the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce for supporting our trip.
Public Schools are the fundamental democratic institutions in this great nation and state. We serve as the great equalizer across race, ethnicity and socio-economics. We are the promise of a brighter future for ALL students. SCV Schools rank among the lowest funded districts in the state. Since 2007, our schools have lost millions of dollars in funding resulting in fewer school days, furlough days, increased class size, cancelled summer school opportunities, staff reductions and diminished resources for daily operations.
The State of California’s Enterprise Zone program was established in 1984 to stimulate business investment in the State and to create job opportunities for Californians.
Enterprise Zones’ two main benefits are the Employer Hiring Tax Credit and the Sales and Use Tax Credit. The Employer Hiring Tax Credit is the most widely utilized benefit of the Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone. Businesses that hire qualified part-time or full-time employees are eligible to receive up to $37,440 in tax savings per employee.