Monthly Archives: December 2018

This month, the Energy & Water Committee heard from the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on the proposed California WaterFix project. The project includes the construction of large tunnels that would bring water from Northern California to Southern California, and in doing so, modernize the state’s water […]

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The Defense, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee heard from Councilmember Chris Cate on his building permit fee reduction pilot program for disabled veterans. The program would waive certain building permit fees for disabled veterans who want to make home improvements related to their disability. The Committee voted to support the program.

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On December 11th, the Public Policy Committee heard from San Diego Association of Government’s (SANDAG) incoming executive director, Hasan Ikhrata. SANDAG serves as the regional transportation planning agency. Ikhrata has experience working at the Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the South Coast Air Quality Management. Ikhrata entertained questions […]

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With the New Year around the corner, it is important to prepare for new labor laws that will impact San Diego employees and employers. Among those includes a new law, signed in 2016, which raises the minimum wage incrementally, boosting it January 1st to $11 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and […]

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New Elected Officials

The new San Diego City Council was sworn in on December 10th. County Board of Supervisors will be sworn in January 7th, 2019. The California legislature was sworn in December 3rd. Almost 200 bills were introduced to the legislature floor already. The legislature will officially reconvene January 7th, 2019. The U.S. Senators and House of […]

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On December 10th, San Diego City Council elected Councilmember Georgette Gomez to serve as Council President for the 2019 year. Councilmember Gomez also serves as the chairwoman of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and the city’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee.

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On November 20th, Mayor Faulconer convened the leadership of the Airport Authority, SANDAG, the Port of San Diego and MTS with City staff, where they discussed specific suggestions to deal with both short-term and long-term solutions for traffic impacts and transit access as they pertain to the Draft EIR for the Airport Development Plan (ADP). […]

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LEAD San Diego has announced its six nonprofit partner agencies for 2019. Members of LEAD’s Impact San Diego Class of 2019 will form teams to gain hands-on experience by working with these organizations to accomplish vital projects that will benefit the agencies and our community. The six agencies and their projects are: A Reason to […]

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Angela Gange joined as a partner in Moms Making Six Figures, founded in 2009. She and the company have continued to build supportive connections between women ever since. “We all have really different backgrounds, but we all really wanted to have flexibility around our families,” Angie said of the group, noting that members come from […]

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