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The work we do lobbying government and advancing policy is shaping the future of Los Angeles business. And it's fueling the renaissance of our entire area.

The issues that matter to us most impact the entire city. Naturally, our membership includes business leaders from across Los Angeles. We give them access to the policies and people that are shaping the future of Los Angeles and in return, they know CCA is the business organization that gets things done. More
  CCA is Making News

Carol E. Schatz begins a management transition after 25 years at CCA - Jan. 8, 2016


Carol E. Schatz announces her transition from CCA in a letter to members on Friday, Jan. 8. She is slated to stay on as President & CEO of Downtown Center Business Improvement District. More


Mayor Garcetti asks developers to help fund affordable housing - October 23, 2015  KPCC


Requiring developers to pay into affordable housing can be seen as a tax. It would eventually hinder middle-class people from finding a place to rent or buy, as that "tax" would raise the cost of housing in the end. Carol E. Schatz says, We all know that realestate cycles don't last forever, so doing something now that will put a crimp in development could shorten the length of that hot cycle." View the original article. 


Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Falls - December 7, 2015  LA Downtown News


The office vacancy rate in Downtown L.A. was 18.4% in the third quarter, down from 20.4% in the same period in 2014. "With the Downtown retail and residential markets driving Downtown L.A.'s record growth, our commercial office market continues to gain momemtum and increasingly is attracting tenants from other markets," says Carol E. Schatz. View the original article.


City planning commission backs two towers on Hollywood - December 10, 2015 * LA Times
AIDS Healthcare Foundation plans to block the proposed 731-unit Palladium Residences in Hollywood with a measure on the ballot. "This proposed initiative wants to stop progress, and that is no way to build a world-class city," says Carol E. Schatz.  More

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Lupita Sanchez Cornejo

Director of External Affairs




Lupita Sanchez Cornejo is Director of External Affairs for AT&T overseeing legislative and community affairs for the Greater Los Angeles region. She is responsible for executing local strategies that achieve corporate legislative and regulatory objectives, presenting company positions to external stakeholders in key issue areas and managing community partnerships with non-profit organizations, corporate social responsibility and consumer advocacy communities. She heads a team that works with policymakers across the Los Angeles region on AT&T's new technology deployment and infrastructure investment. For 15 years, she has been a valuable part of the AT&T family company coordinating major modernization projects, delivering collaborative results in support of the company's public policy agenda, and facilitating crucial broadband network investment and upgrades during a time of unparalleled transformation and tremendous growth. Prior to joining AT&T, she served as a senior legislative strategist in the Riordan mayoral administration serving as Assistant Deputy Mayor for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. More

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