Monthly Archives: January 2018

The San Diego affiliate of Habitat for Humanity was originally founded in 1988 as “Tijuana-San Diego Habitat for Humanity,” constructing 357 homes in Baja California during its early years. By the mid-1990’s, the focus shifted to concentrate on the affordable housing needs of San Diego County. Governed by a Board of Directors and led by […]

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Pedego La Jolla Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting 11-8-17 Left-to-Right: Mauricio Medina (Council Representative), Tracy Sheffer (Co-Owner, Pedego La Jolla), Terry Galka (Co-Owner, Pedego La Jolla), Don DiCostanzo (Co-Founder and CEO, Pedego Electric Bikes), Jerry Sanders (President, San Diego Chamber of Commerce)

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Mayor Faulconer delivered the annual State of the City address on January 11th at the Balboa Theatre, calling for new approaches to reduce homelessness, make housing more affordable, protect public safety, and improve the quality of life for all San Diegans. Mayor Faulconer touched on the progress that has been made as well as the […]

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On January 8th, Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jaymie Bradford joined the “Yes! For a Better San Diego” coalition at a press conference to announce the Convention Center Expansion Ballot Initiative, scheduled to be on the ballot this November. The measure will increase the transient occupancy tax (TOT) between 1.25% – 3.25% […]

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In January and February, Chamber Policy Committees are finalizing updated policy platforms intended to guide policy advocacy for 2018. Policy Sub-Committees include Healthcare; Energy & Water; Infrastructure, Housing & Land Use; Defense, Veterans and Military Affairs; the Small Business Roundtable; and the Education & Workforce Roundtable. The Sub-Committee Platforms are anticipated to be adopted by […]

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The Chamber is pleased to applaud the recent selection of Senator Toni Atkins as the next Senate Pro Tem. An announcement from current Pro Tem, Senator Kevin De Leon (Los Angeles), was a welcome shift in leadership as long-time Chamber partner and friend, Senator Atkins prepares to take the reins of the legislature in the […]

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On January 10th, Governor Brown unveiled his $132 billion budget proposal for FY18/19. As predicted, he is using the surplus dollars from another good budgetary year to shore up the Rainy Day Fund, putting aside $3.5 billion to meet statutory requirements. By June 2019, that fund is expected to have 13.5 billion in reserve dollars […]

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The second year of the state’s two-year legislative cycle has kicked off, with plenty of unfinished business remaining from 2017. Of note, this year occurs during an election year and during many high-stakes issues being debated which will undoubtedly keep the Chamber and its membership busy. Things to watch: housing will continue to be top […]

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The Tijuana Economic Development Council, in its commitment to the industrial and economic development of the Cali-Baja region, is hosting a conference on “The U.S. Tax Reform and its effects in Mexico”. The event will be held on January 18th, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Via Corporativo (10643 Mision San Javier, Tijuana, Baja California, […]

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Welcoming San Diego is a multi-sector effort to advance the civic, social and economic integration of immigrants and refugees, who envision a vibrant, inclusive, and safe binational region that attracts families and businesses from around the world and that all San Diegans can flourish in. Throughout spring, there will be a series of community forums […]

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