Who We Are
The Southern California Leadership Council is a business-led-and-sponsored public policy partnership for the Southern California region. The Council provides proactive leadership for a strong economy, a vital business environment and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here.
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In February 2011, the LAEDC lost Lee Harrington -- a great leader and a dedicated public servant. As Southern California Leadership Council Executive Director and former LAEDC CEO, we are extremely saddened by the passing of our colleague, friend and mentor. We carry on his legacy by continuing our efforts to make the Los Angeles region a better place to work and live.
November 29, 2011
Fox & Hounds: Putting Water Wars at Rest ... And All Californians Win!
March 9 , 2009
Reuters: Climate change accelerates water hunt in U.S. West
July 26, 2008
Topix.net: Southern California Leadership Council Says Millions of Jobs and Billions of Dollars Are At Stake with AB 32. - Read the comments here.
May 5, 2008
Los Angeles Times: A new water strategy: Without one, the entire California economy is at risk. Op-ed by Governors George Deukemejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis.
May 2, 2008
The Urgent Need for a New Water Strategy. Op-ed by Governors George Deukemejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis.
November 16, 2007
San Diego Union Tribune: A Plan B for funding California's future. Op-ed by George Argyros, John Hawkins, Gray Davis, Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian.
October 24, 2007
Riverside Press Enterprise: Enlist the private sector to build roads, clean air. Op-ed by George Argyros and John Hawkins.
May 9, 2007
Invest Now in Trade Corridors or Remain Congested in Traffic. Op-ed by Governors Pete Wilson, Gray Davis and George Deukmejian.
June 12, 2007
Los Angeles Daily News: State's title as gateway to trade threatened. SCLC Director Lee Harrington and LAEDC President Bill Allen are quoted.
April 28, 2006
Riverside Press Enterprise: Break the logjam: Politicians should set aside partisanship, drive money toward the state's roads. Op-Ed by George Argyros and Gray Davis.
March 8, 2006
Assorted California publications: Let Voters Decide in June. Op-Ed by four former California governors in many.
Metro Investment Report: California's Former Governors on Infrastructure: Let Voters Decide in June.
December 20, 2005
Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: Charting a better SoCal trade route