Category: Policy

Major Housing Package Signed by Gov. Brown Governor Jerry Brown signed three significant housing bills: SB 2 (Atkins), which is anticipated to provide $250 million in financing for building affordable housing. The bill, which the Chamber supported in this version and its previous iteration in prior sessions, required a two-thirds majority to pass and ultimately […]

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Tax Reform

The President and Congress have shifted their legislative priority to tax reform with the objectives to simplify the tax code and make corporate taxes more competitive globally. A recent Chamber survey of San Diego County businesses found that when considering the health of the overall economy, over 70 percent of firms think it is at […]

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Join the Industrial Environmental Association, California Manufacturers & Technology Association, and over 450 representatives from Southern California manufacturing companies at the 33rd Annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference on October 30 & 31. This is the West Coast’s premier event for environmental compliance updates, networking with regulators and environmental compliance managers. Register now at www.ieaca.org/conference.

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The Chamber’s Energy and Water Committee approved a draft letter on September 7th detailing the Chamber’s position on Community Choice Aggregation. That letter was approved with a small addition at the Chamber Public Policy Committee meeting on September 12th. Lastly, the letter was approved by the Chamber Board of Directors on September 28th and will […]

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Be sure to apply now for the Mission to Washington D.C September 24 through 27. Don’t miss your chance to meet the nation’s top policy officials and experts while creating meaningful relationships with San Diego’s most influential business leaders. If you’re still thinking about joining, take a peek at some of the senior-level officials and […]

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In a surprising move in late August the California issued a decision that taxes proposed via initiative need a majority to pass, changing the existing requirement that even taxes via initiative be subject to the two-thirds threshold. UT Story: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-initiative-ruling-20170828-story.html

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The California state legislature will be taking votes in the coming days, on three major pieces of legislation to address the housing affordability crisis. Those bills are SB 2 (Atkins), SB 3 (Beall), and SB 35 (Wiener). The Chamber has been active in supporting SB 2, by Senator Toni Atkins, which creates a sustainable fund […]

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Senator Dianne Feinstein provided an update on key federal issues, entertained questions from Chamber members, and engaged in a robust dialogue on a broad range of issues including North Korea, the future of healthcare reform and trade. In a full room with fifty attendees representing varied industries, the Senator provided frank views on the current political […]

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On August 30, the Chamber hosted the second of two workshops on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) following the release of the City of San Diego’s CCA feasibility study which looked at options to help the city increase the percentage of renewable energy on the grid. Achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 was a key […]

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In recent years, environmental groups have advocated for stormwater capture and reuse as a sustainable water supply source with multiple benefits, but there are still many unknowns about the feasibility and potential for reuse of stormwater. Previously, the Chamber hosted three workshops to ask the question, “What is the potential to capture and reuse stormwater […]

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