Category: Policy

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board met for the second readoption of the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) related to COVID-19. Procedurally, this means that there are rules on the books that employers are required to abide by regarding workforce protection from COVID-19 through April 2022. In April 2022, a permanent standard will be adopted, and language for […]

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The US Supreme Court is going to pass on hearing an environmental challenge on immigration. Ranchers and environmental advocates have said that DHS policies on immigration, including DACA, violate NEPA (the federal version of CEQA). The suit was originally brought in 2016 and has finally made its way to its end at the Supreme Court. […]

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President Lopez Obrador was in the border region this week and held a press conference in Tijuana highlighting his commitment to addressing insecurity in the border region and federal funding for migrants. He stated that federal personnel and resources will be sent to the migrant camp at the San Ysidro land port of entry.  Read […]

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San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated the region’s outstanding commitment to binational collaboration and honored those from San Diego and Baja who are leading the way at the International Tribute Awards. This year’s International Tribute awardees are: International Business of the Year – Taylor Guitars the leading global producer of acoustic guitars with international […]

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Federal, state, and city officials held a groundbreaking celebration for the new Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport on December 13.  The New T1 project includes the replacement of the outdated Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new facility for the Airport Authority administration. The […]

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Baja’s new state administration took office this month for a six-year tenure. Marina del Pilar Avila became the first female and youngest governor in the state’s history. She introduced members of her cabinet including Jorge Alberto Gutierrez, incoming Director of the State’s Sustainable Mobility Institute; Jose A. Medina as Secretary of Health; Netzahualcóyotl Jáuregui as […]

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The World Design Organization (WDO) announced that San Diego and Tijuana have been selected as the 2024 World Design Capital (WDC). Our region will become the first binational capital, selected as a result of our commitment to human-centered design and legacy of cross-border collaboration to transform our natural and built environments. WDC is a biennial […]

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Local Legislative Update

Here’s what happened at this week’s San Diego City Council and Committee hearings: City Council unanimously approved a change to the municipal code to eliminate minimum parking requirements for businesses located in transit priority areas and neighborhood-serving commercial areas. The Chamber was proud to support this item.  Here’s what happened at this week’s Board of […]

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On November 8, the U.S. lifted travel restrictions impacting our land ports of entry and allowed fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico to enter the country by land or ferry. In addition, starting January 2022, all inbound foreign travelers crossing into the U.S.– whether for essential or non-essential reasons – will be required to […]

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