August 11, 2015
Bringing San Diego Business to Sacramento
The Chamber’s group of 45 delegates traveled to Sacramento in March to meet with San Diego’s elected officials, as well as representatives from the California Transportation Committee, Department of Water Resources, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, Governor Brown’s Executive Secretary, the Senate Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee.
The trip offered the Chamber the opportunity to discuss some of its key priorities, including the “Pacific to Plate” legislation, AB 504 (the Civic San Diego bill), Cal Grant award funding, and affordable housing.
The annual trip puts into focus the work that the Chamber does to advance policies that support our business community and it is clear that the face-time with our legislators and those influencing the decisions on these issues is very significant.
The delegation was reminded – more than once during meetings – how San Diego’s distance from the Capitol can impact the awareness some have with our region’s needs and critical business issues. That’s why it is so important for the Chamber to lead this trip and ensure the San Diego business community has a voice in Sacramento.