Monthly Archives: April 2017

As reported in last month’s Policy Update, the binational region has been working toward solutions to prevent future sewage spills originating from Mexico similar to what occurred in February. The International Boundary and Water Commission has concluded its investigation of the spill. The report, released March 31, is available here. The Minute 320 workgroup will […]

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Councilmember Georgette Gomez is the final of the three newly elected San Diego City Councilmembers to visit with Public Policy Committee. Councilmember Gomez focused on areas of possible collaboration with the Chamber, like infrastructure, housing affordability, and economic development. Her mission is to help lift people out of poverty as much of her district falls […]

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On March 23, Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, joined Chamber members to discuss the development of statewide marijuana regulations. The discussion covered a wide range of topics including: conflicts between Federal and State law the rights of employers the regulation of use, sales, edibles and cultivation HR and employee use […]

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SB 62, a bill the Chamber opposed for its proposed burden to employers, will be gutted and amended to deal with a non-labor related issue which is a major win for the business community. As originally written, SB 62 sought to expand the definition of “family member” for whom employees could take up to 12 […]

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International Business Affairs Committee member, Kurt Honold, was sworn in as the new President of the Tijuana Business Council, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial. Consejo Coordinador Empresarial is comprised of the presidents of 16 business and economic development organizations in Tijuana. During his remarks, Honold highlighted the importance of binational cooperation for a productive workforce and economic […]

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Last week, Governor Brown issued a statement declaring an end to the drought due to record-setting precipitation and conservation throughout most of the state. Although Governor Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, the state could experience drought conditions in the future, which is why it’s important to continue conserving water […]

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The replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, dubbed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was introduced by Speaker Paul Ryan only to be pulled from the floor vote as it became clear there was not sufficient Republican support to pass the bill. President Trump has vowed to continue working on a deal, meeting both […]

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Electric Eel, SeaWorld’s proposed 150-foot coaster ride, will be heard by the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission today. The proposed project is consistent with SeaWorld’s Master Plan, the EIR analysis, and the Coastal Act. The Electric Eel project was unanimously approved by the Mission Bay Park Committee and the Park & Recreation Board. SeaWorld […]

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Comprehensive Spinal Care, San Diego’s premier center for pain treatment at the source officially opened on March 30th. It’s grand opening and ribbon cutting to welcome into the community was a great success. Attendees enjoyed refreshments, raffle prizes and gift certificates to popular services in massage, cupping and acupuncture. To learn more about services and […]

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