Category: Policy

On Monday, June 12th, the San Diego City Council voted 5-4 to not fund a special election for November 2017. This means Mayor Faulconer’s proposal to increase TOT to fund a Convention Center expansion, and create a dedicated funding source for homelessness services and road repairs will not be put to a vote in the […]

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SB 357, the Chamber sponsored state bill authored by Senator Hueso to establish a California trade office in Mexico City has been approved by the California Senate and advanced to the Assembly. Given the uncertainty at the federal level regarding the United States’ trading partnership with Mexico, it is vital that California and Mexico maintain […]

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Save the date for this year’s California Economic Summit, taking place in San Diego November 2-3, 2017. Registration for the sixth annual statewide Summit opens on July 1 at CAEconomy.org. The California Economic Summit – the only statewide and multi-sector effort to promote economic security – is a collaboration of California Forward and the California […]

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The San Diego Association of Realtors is hosting a Military Housing Resource Workshop on Saturday, July 8th from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the 32nd Street Naval Station’s Anchors Catering Center. Come learn about the VA benefits available to you, as well as, the home-buying process. Find more details here.

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The Chamber, in partnership with the Water Reliability Coalition, was awarded a grant by the San Diego Foundation to execute three workshops, a summit, and an awareness campaign around the potential for stormwater capture and reuse. The effort includes promotional videos promoting the workshops and bringing awareness to the concept released by the Chamber through […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber is partnering with the U.S. Chamber to host a business roundtable on innovation and intellectual property on June 19 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm with a casual reception afterward. This event coincides with the annual BIO International Conference hosted in San Diego this year. We will be joined by special […]

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Chamber Staff testified at the Coastal Commission in May asking the Coastal Commission to approve the federal consistency determination for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit renewal for the Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. This permit is an important component to what makes Pure Water San Diego economically feasible at this time. By significantly reducing […]

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House of Origin

The state’s house of origin deadline was Friday, June 2nd, requiring that all legislation pass out of its original house in order to progress. The Chamber is pleased to report that Senator Atkins’ SB 2, a bill to provide a stable source of funds for the building of affordable housing; and SB 769, a bill […]

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Trump Budget

President Trump unveiled his proposed budget for FY18, to strongly mixed reviews. This budget assumes both comprehensive tax reform and the passage and implementation of the American Health Care Act, both of which are facing an uncertain future. Further, the President is relying on a substantial growth rate for the American economy that many remain […]

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Governor Brown released his to the January budget of $183.4 billion. The Governor continues to spend conservatively with the belief that the state is headed for another recession. Of note, Brown is watching the federal administration in Washington with the knowledge that significant changes to the Affordable Care Act and/or tax reform would mean additional […]

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