Category: Policy

What: Special Hearing of the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee When: Friday, March 24th, 9:00am Where: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 For nearly two years the Chamber has participated in the conversation regarding short-term rentals and the importance of the sharing economy in San Diego. On March 24, the City […]

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The Chamber joined member, San Diego Unified School District, at Crawford High School for a national project that gives free mobile hotspots to students whose family can’t afford Internet access. The 1Million Project, in partnership with Sprint, addresses the “digital divide” contributing to the achievement gap among students in San Diego. The district initially provided […]

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On February 23rd, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego hosted a ceremony highlighting San Diego’s recently awarded U.S. Coast Guard City Designation. Jerry Sanders, Congressmember Scott Peters, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard all spoke to the strong partnership between the Coast Guard and San Diego, and how the Coast […]

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Public Policy Committee welcomed newly elected Councilmember Barbara Bry to the February meeting. She shared a refreshing view on economic development, stemming from her impressive background in tech startups. She mentioned the Chamber’s Job Strategy as being an impactful product for the region. Councilmember @barbarabryd1 briefing our Public Policy Committee. Thank you for being here! […]

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Former Los Angeles Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa holds the honor as the first of the potential future Governors to meet with the Chamber. Villaraigosa spoke with Chamber businesses last month about his statewide priorities and vision for California. Topics included job creation, education investment, infrastructure, pension stability, budget and developing metrics for state […]

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Last month, the Chamber Foundation released the Regional Jobs Strategy Final Report. The initiative represents the collective work of the Chamber Foundation, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the San Diego Association of Governments, and 64 other business and civic partner organizations. Chamber staff is now presenting the Strategy to the […]

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The Chamber brought its largest delegation to Sacramento for meetings with high-level administration staff and legislative leadership. Approximately 80 business and community leaders attended including seven of the nine San Diego City Council members. Attendees discussed state priorities directly with Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes, Secretary of Transportation Brian […]

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Republicans introduced their replacement plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which has garnered mixed reviews from within the party and heated opposition from Democrats. In summary, the proposal retains the more popular pieces of the ACA, including retaining individuals on parental coverage until 26 and maintaining coverage for pre-existing conditions, however rolls back the […]

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With a delegation of over 80 business, community, and elected officials, the 2017 Leadership Delegation to Sacramento was the largest to date. As the nation adjusts to President Trump’s administration and our state leadership navigates the new political landscape, it is important to provide input on how their policy decisions will affect local communities. This […]

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February Policy Update

To get these updates directly to your inbox, sign up for the Chamber’s Policy Update Newsletter here. — A Message Regarding U.S.-Mexico Relations With the national conversation surrounding trade renegotiations, relations between the United States and Mexico have grown uncertain. Many have asked us about our stance on the issue and the Chamber’s plans to […]

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