Policy

The Chamber relies on its robust policy committees to consider emerging issues, ratify Chamber policy positions, and inform and educate Chamber members on issues critical to the business community. The committees provide members with an invaluable opportunity to interact with elected officials and government agencies, and expand their network as we advance commerce and public policy ideas that enhance business expansion and job creation.

Committees meet monthly to tackle the matters of the day and are often the source of ad hoc task forces. Chamber committees have driven significant efforts to improve San Diego over the years, such as the creation of Balboa Park, the building of the Coronado Bridge, and numerous legislative initiatives. Our committees provide opportunities to get involved in what is happening in San Diego, regional, and state policy areas.

Often issues will first be heard by the appropriate committee, where members will review and discuss the issue and vote. The issue and vote then go to the Chamber's Public Policy Committee for review, discussion, and vote. The final discussion and official vote of the Chamber is then cast by the Chamber's Board of Directors. The vote of the Board represents a stance from one of the largest business organizations in the region.

 

 

Do you have a policy issue that you want to bring to the Chamber or are interested in serving on a committee? Email Sophie Barnhorst at sbarnhorst@sdchamber.org.

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