CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS
Contact: Steven Mendoza, Community Development Director
CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS RECEIVES RED CARPET AWARD
FROM ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL
December 10, 2012
During an Awards Ceremony on November 29, 2012, the Orange County Business Council presented the winners of the 2nd Annual Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards. The awards program was developed to recognize leaders in local government whose policies and programs eliminate the barriers to economic growth and private sector jobs creation.
The City of Los Alamitos received an award for Business Retention and Expansion for The Los Alamitos Business and Residential Improvement Program.
The City of Los Alamitos’ Business and Residential Improvement Program reimburses residents who “buy” local when upgrading their property. The program not only increases savings and sales at local home improvement related businesses, but also develops relationships between homeowners and local businesses. When people save money, they have more to spend as consumers, which results in additional economic benefits and local growth. This program was unanimously approved by the Los Alamitos City Council in March of 2012. The program is ongoing program and interested parties may apply by visiting Bus. Res. Improvement.
Award winners were selected by the Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet committee, chaired by Dan Miller, past Chairman of OCBC, and Senior Vice President of Entitlement and Public Affairs at The Irvine Company. The nominated organizations include Orange County cities, school districts, county agencies and special districts. Each have successfully taken on the challenge of laying out the “red carpet” to business through innovative projects that cut regulations, reduce fees and streamline processes.
About OCBC: Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit www.ocbc.org.