Category: Policy

With the beginning of the year, the City of San Diego’s minimum wage increased. As of January 1st, businesses with 25 employees or less are required to pay at least $12 per hour. Businesses with 26 employees or more are required to pay at least $13 per hour. Additional information on the city’s minimum wage […]

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Call for AB 5 Feedback

Legislation that passed last year reflecting a court decision around independent contractors will continue to be addressed via “clean up” legislation in 2020. The bill, AB 5 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, codified a more rigorous determination for worker classification. Put another way, the bill will likely reclassify many independent contractors as employees, which will have […]

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San Diego International Airport will be commencing redevelopment of Terminal 1, thanks to the Airport Development Plan receiving board approval earlier this month. Supported by the Chamber in 2019, the redevelopment plan will invest $3 billion in a terminal that can accommodate the growing number of passengers, modernization of the space, and implementing major improvements […]

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Sponsored by the San Diego Foundation, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and the Neighborhood House Association, the Chamber released its Supporting Working Families Study on January 13th. Through a survey of 400 local businesses, the Chamber team assessed employer sentiments around the importance of childcare and a variety of programs that are aimed at helping […]

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The Chamber team is excited to be planning the annual Leadership Delegation to Sacramento for February 25 & 26. Already, the agenda is coming together and is sure to be an exciting and timely look at a variety of policy issues that have an impact on San Diego’s business community. Lenny Mendonca, the Governor’s chief […]

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Beginning 2020 with an eye toward the adoption of the Chamber’s Strategic Plan, and continuing our strong advocacy presence, each committee begins the new year reviewing priorities and determining a policy platform reflecting relevant policy areas. The Public Policy Committee determined the areas of housing, homelessness, and mobility and transportation to be their top issues […]

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The 2020 federal spending bill was approved last month which includes Chamber advocacy priorities for international business affairs such as: $14.9 billion for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which combined with fee funding, allow CBP to hire up to 1,200 field officers and 240 new agriculture specialists during fiscal year 2020. A $325 million […]

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Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders attended a celebration for the completion of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry expansion and renovation project which Jerry helped to advance as Mayor and then helped to secure funding in his position at the Chamber. The $741 million project included the reconstruction of the northbound lanes; the […]

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Worldwide, nearly 24 million patients and their companions travel abroad for medical tourism each year. The Cali-Baja region has been a magnet for individuals seeking medical assistance, from doctors and dentists to cosmetic surgeons and sophisticated treatments for cancer and other diseases. Many health care practitioners in Baja California were certified in the U.S. and […]

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As we continue our region’s work to promote trade, reduce congestion at our ports of entry, and reduce transboundary pollution, we invite you to join our delegation trip to Mexico City and make a lasting impact. The 15th Annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City will take place from March 22 – 25, 2020. We are happy […]

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