Below are a sampling of photos from the first day of the 2017 California Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Conference this week in Santa Monica.
More photos and coverage will appear at www.calchamber.com/publicaffairs.
See #PAConference17 for tweets posted during the October 17–18 gathering.
Special thanks to major sponsor Google; gold sponsors Kaiser Permanente, PepsiCo and The Walt Disney Company; and silver sponsors BNSF Railway and Boeing.
Robert Green, PSB Research, presents the CalChamber annual survey of California voter attitudes.
(From left) Darry Sragow, Dentons; Richard Schlackman, RMS Associates; Christy Wilson, Wilson Public Affairs; and Richard Temple, McNally Temple, comment on voter demographics and other factors that will affect the 2018 elections, including the races for Governor and U.S. Senate.
(From left) CalChamber Policy Advocate Louinda V. Lacey, moderator, listens as Democratic Assemblymen Tom Daly and Miguel Santiago discuss home building issues.
(From left) Tim Grayson and Raul Bocanegra discuss home building issues.
(From left) A second panel with Republican Assemblymen Marc Steinorth and Brian Dahle, plus Democratic Assembly Members Anna Caballero and Matt Dababneh continues the housing dilemma discussion.
Photos by Sara Espinosa