Private industry is stymied in California

Published: Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 9:03 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Re "Despite tax breaks, Tesla will put factory elsewhere" (Editorials, March 9): Despite California and the federal government mandating a market for its products, subsidizing its operating costs, and subsidizing its customers, when it comes down to a dollars and cents business decision, Tesla decides to build its new factory outside California.

Is there any greater testament to the difficulty of operating a manufacturing business in California?

In the 30 years I have lived and owned a manufacturing business in California, I am unaware of any law passed by our Legislature or endorsed by the Bee that actually benefited the broad manufacturing sector. Every law or regulation is another nail in the coffin.

Marcos Breton, Mayor Kevin Johnson, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg are chagrined by the difficulty of building a new arena in a reasonable amount of time. Opponents have numerous ways of delaying the process. Welcome to the real world.

Private industry trying to get anything done is stymied by regulation.

-- John Hancock, Granite Bay

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