Category: Policy

To support regional and statewide goals to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from tailpipes, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will launch a major effort to help electrify large vehicles and industrial equipment, revving up zero-emission transportation beyond passenger vehicles. On August 15th, 2019, SDG&E received approval from the California Public Utilities […]

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Christopher Landau was sworn in as the new U.S. Ambassador to Mexico last week and arrived to his post in Mexico City on Friday. Upon arriving, the new Ambassador shared this: “I arrive with my hand extended. The United States wins when there is a prosperous and stable Mexico, and Mexico wins when there is […]

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At the Public Policy Committee on August 13, the City of San Diego gave an update on their Downtown Mobility Plan Implementation. Last year, the City committed to improving lanes for cyclists and scooter riders. This push came as a result of the climate action plan’s goal to get people out of vehicles. Bike lanes […]

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On July 16, the Infrastructure, Housing, and Land Use Committee was briefed on the City of Carlsbad’s first-ever “first-last mile” program, a shuttle service that will take people from the Poinsettia Coaster train station to their jobs, homes, or other destinations. One of the well-documented challenges for individuals looking to move away from solo-vehicle trips […]

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The Chamber’s Energy and Water Committee and Public Policy Committee have voted to support the Water Conservation Rebate Parity Act (H.R. 2313). The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and expands upon current law that excludes certain energy efficiency measures to now include water conservation. The bill has gained bipartisan support by representatives from Arizona, […]

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The week of July 29, San Diego City Council voted on numerous housing policies. Beginning with the adoption of a mixed-use zone, and ending with the adoption of both the Balboa and Morena Specific Plans, the votes were indicative of the City’s continued focus on enacting policy that addresses the current housing crisis. Additionally, a […]

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The Chamber is partnering with Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to hold business outreach workshops on MTS’s potential ballot measure to increase funding for transit around the region. This is a rare opportunity for employers and employees to provide feedback on what kinds of transit projects they would like to see in a ballot measure. The […]

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The Chamber’s International Business Affairs Committee met with the new Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, to continue strengthening the working relationship with the Mexican federal government. Ambassador González previously served as Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Texas (2015-2019), and in Sacramento (2009-2015). IBA Committee members shared that our […]

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Chamber VP of International Business Affairs, Paola Avila, joined the Michigan Grand Rapids Chamber and San Antonio Chamber on a panel at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Annual Conference in Long Beach. The panel titled “Harnessing the Power of Immigration for Growth” provided an overview of best practices to integrate immigrants into […]

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With U.S. Congressional approval of NAFTA’s replacement pending, the House working group tasked with negotiations with the U.S. Trade Representative is making significant progress. Meanwhile, we continue working with business leaders and industry associations to secure support from members of congress across the U.S. Congressmember Blumenauer (OR) led a three-day, bipartisan congressional delegation to Mexico […]

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