Regulations Action Team 2013 Charter
In 2013, California Forward and the California Stewardship Network hosted Regional Forums attended by more than 1,700 business and civic leaders around the state. The forums resulted in top priorities to support middle class job growth and regional economies focused on advancing the triple bottom line of economy, environment and social equity. The 2013 Action Team Charters set down parameters, expectations and a work plan to move these priorities to statewide policy.
Regulations were noted as a top priority for the regions, where identifying fixes to regulatory bottlenecks in the job creation process that, through better coordination, certainty and transparency, could result in greater employment opportunities without reducing health, safety, environmental and fair wage standards. The team should identify efforts to improve coordination, reduce contradictory, duplicative or obsolete requirements and look for low-cost and high-value opportunities for using technology to improve transparency and certainty.