Our nominations are in and the ballots have been generated and mailed out. It's time for you to select your board member representative for your region. While you are participating in the national elections please take time to cast your GCLA ballot vote. Your involvement is what keeps our association strong.
Election closes on December 1, 2012. Election results will be announced on December 3, 2012. The Complete Board of Directors and Executive Board will be announced at the December 11, 2012 General Meeting & Holiday Party.
Click the link below to view a list of everyone running.
TEXAS HOLD 'EM POKER TOURNAMENT
november 9, 2012
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Supporting Your GCLA to empower our lobbyist fund and raise money to pay to fight legislation coming down the pipe.
1st place wins a 50" flat screen tv!
Players will be paid to the 6th position
- Buy In ($100.00) - Gets you 2,500 in chips, food and 2 drink tickets
- Re-buys and add-ons ($25.00/ea) - Purchase the night of the event
- Party Ticket ($25.00) - Watch the action and check out the silent auction. Food and drink are included.
Table Sponsor ($250.00/per table)
Gets your name on the table, recognition at the event and promotional materials in all the goody bags. A captive audience and your company name all over the place! Cheapest advertising in town!
Purchase A Table ($1,250.00/per table)
Get 9 players, 9 buy-ins, 9 re-buys and a table sponsor package! That is a $350.00 savings!
You must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to play. GCLA reserves the right to cancel or modify an event at it's sole and absolute discretion. GCLA decisions are final. Please gamble responsibly. for help call 1-800-GAMBLER.
For information and more details please contact:
15 board seats are up for election this year. All seats have a one year term of service – from January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2013
- Four seats in the Northern California region
- Four seats in the Los Angeles / Ventura region
- Two seats in the Orange County / Riverside- San Bernardino region
- Two seats in the San Diego region
- Three Vendor Seats
Additional criteria for nomination eligibility apply. The complete criteria list and the list of the items required for nomination submission are included on the application form.
Information on the candidates for the 2013 GCLA Board of Directors will be published on www.gcla.org. Nominations must be submitted on or before October 24, 2012. Ballots for voting will be mailed and or emailed on November 1, 2012 and votes will be due for tallying, verification and reporting by December 1, 2012. Election winners will be announced at the December 11, 2012 GCLA General Meeting and Holiday Party.
Metro Express Lanes
110 freeway Open November 10th. Please go to www.metroexpresslanes.net for complete information. All drivers that want to use Express lanes need FastTtrak.
Long Beach Airport News
The Long Beach City Council approves New Annual permit program for all ground transportation providers at Long Beach Airport. Effective January 1, 2013 all current approved ground transportation providers will pay a $50.00 Annual fee to operate at Long Beach Airport (LGB).
Companies applying for a first time permit will pay a $50.00 Application fee along with a $50.00 Annual fee to operate at LGB. Companies with a current operating permit will continue to report trip fees on a monthly basis until January 1, 2013. All current permit holders will be notified directly from Long Beach Airport regarding the change in policy.
The red carpet rolled out once again for operators attending the annual Greater California Livery Association Expo and Trade Show, where more than 30 industry vendors, including top automakers, showcased their products and services to GCLA members and guests. The Greater California Livery Association Expo and Trade Show featured the most chauffeured vehicles and buses on display outside of a major industry trade show, offering operators in California and beyond a unique opportunity to sample vehicles and make key fleet buying decisions.
Representatives from Ford Fleet & Livery Vehicles, The Official Partner for the GCLA Expo and Trade Show, along with South Bay Ford and Star Ford brought their MKT Town Cars, MKZ Hybrids and Navigator SUVs to greet attendees along the red carpet entrance. Several MKT Town Car stretch limousines, built by various coach builders, were also on display.
We are rolling out the red carpet for you!
October 9, 2013
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: To Be Announced
Food, Fun, Networking and Vendor Displays
Next generation vehicle display
Check out the "Next Generation" Livery vehicle Display where dealers and OEM manufacturers will be providing you will a hands on opportunity to evaluate these new vehicles side-by-side. Some of the vehicles to be showcased this year are the Chrysler 300, the Hyundai Genesis, the Lincoln MKT & MKS, the Cadillac XTS, the Hyundai Equus, the BMW 535 GT & 7 Series and the Mercedes S350 & S550.
Coach Builders Display
Check out the new Lincoln MKT Stretch Limousine, Sprinter Vans, CNG and Propane Vans, Mini Coaches and Limo Buses in all sizes from Coach West Motorcars, Creative Bus, Tiffany Coach, Krystal, A-Z Bus Sales, Presidential and much more.
Hotels and Lodging
Lodging & Hotels
There are many hotels near the EXPO location which are recommended.
Vendors and Exhibitors
Vendors Attending the EXPO
We are excited about the number of vendors who will be attending the GCLA EXPO this year. This will be an excellent opportunity for you meet and talk with some of the premier service providers to the livery industry. You will also have an unprecedented opportunity to see all the available vehicles for our industry in one place and be able to compare them side by side. This is an opportunity that you should take advantage of.
General Service Vendors
As we come to the close of summer in 2012 I wanted to personally remind all operators throughout the State of California that the Greater California Livery Association (GCLA) has continued to work at unifying, promoting and protecting the livery industry. I am including a summary of our activities over the summer below. We are continuing to work at increasing our membership. Don't take a "free ride" on the efforts of the active GCLA members. Sign up or renew your membership, only do affiliate business with GCLA members and encourage your associate operators to join the GCLA. Membership dues are the only way we can support our lobbying and legal challenges to those who threaten our industry. Please be active and proactive in recruiting every operator in the State.
The Greater California Livery Association GCLA held its April 11th meeting in San Diego. More than 60 people attended the meeting which included a great dinner from Phil's BBQ.
The meeting was sponsored by:
Meet assemblyman Jerry Hill
Assemblyman Jerry Hill introduces legislation cracking down on underage drinking on party busses. AB 45, named in the memory of Brett Studebaker, would require clarification on the responsible parties and stricter penalties. The Greater California Livery Association GCLA supports this new legislation.
On Thursday April 5, 2012 you will have the opportunity to meet Assemblyman Jerry Hill at 5:00 pm as he takes a facility tour of Gateway Limousines, 1550 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame Ca 94010.
For more information please contact GCLA Director Rich Azzolino at 800-486-7077 ext. 209
The Greater California Livery Association GCLA held its February meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Burlingame on February 21st. The meeting was sponsored by Napa Valley Ford and GPD Capital Services Inc. GCLA Legislative Chair Rich Azzolino spoke to those in attendance about the Airport Vehicle Conversion programs, AB 45 which relates to Minors and Alcohol and the numerous labor lawsuits that are effecting the California ground transportation industry.
The GCLA has been effective stopping the San Francisco Vehicle Conversion program last year and is working steadily trying to get the same results with the San Diego Airport Conversion program. Over 50% of the permitted vehicles at both airports would not have been allowed new permits January 1, 2013. AB 45 is a bill dealing with Minors and Alcohol and the clarification of who is responsible when minors are drinking on board. The GCLA supports this bill and is working with the author of the bill along with the GCLA Lobbyist with the changes in the language. The GCLA Labor Committee will be meeting soon and discussing the onset of new labor lawsuits as they pertain to overtime.
GLENDALE, Calif. — Barbara Papp, an industry fixture who sold thousands of Lincoln Town Cars to limousine operators in California and beyond since 1971, closed her last Town Car sale last week as she plans to retire by the end of the quarter.
Papp has worked in vehicle sales for 41 years, including 22 years as an exclusive limousine vehicle dealer for Lincoln-Ford-Mercury dealerships. Papp, who most recently has run the commercial livery sales division with her husband, Patrick, at Star Ford Lincoln in Glendale, sold a total of 20,904 vehicles in her career, with 98% of them Lincoln or Mercury vehicles, and 2% of them Fords. She first initiated Lincoln livery vehicle sales in the Western Region in 1990 at Don Kott Lincoln-Mercury in Carson, Calif.
As a heads-up to the members of GCLA, asphalt repair in the public Parking Lot C will be occurring 1/9/12 – 1/13/12. The fence between Lot C and the Commercial Vehicle Holding Lot will have sections opened during construction and the Lot C Courtesy Busses will re-route into the western edge of the Commercial Vehicle Holding Lot where we have lanes marked for busses. Approximately 3 bus lanes will be out of service during the construction. We will still have 2 lanes available for busses to park and don't expect there to be any other impacts to the users in that lot. Temporary signs will be placed in the lot. Thank you!
Airport Manager III, LAX
Regulatory Compliance and Standards
Los Angeles World Airports