State legislators gathered last week at a forum to talk with members of the South Bay community about issues ranging from pension reform to job creation.
The event, hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Friday at the Torrance Marriott South Bay, was attended by local and state government officials, members, in addition to representatives from local businesses and organizations.
State Sens. Roderick Wright and Ted Lieu, as well as Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe participated as panelists during the forum and took questions from audience members.
"The interests people have are the same," Wright said at the event. "It doesn't matter where we are in the district, those interests remain the same."
One of the forum's goals was to give people in the business community access to key legislators, Chamber President/CEO Eileen Hupp said in a statement.
“Businesses need to voice their issues and concerns locally as well as in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.,” she said.