Category: Policy

Since 1992 Civic San Diego and its predecessor CCDC has helped to guide the development of Downtown San Diego into the thriving and successful downtown we see today. The pending settlement between the City and Labor provides an opportunity for the City to integrate the success learned by Civic San Diego into the larger City […]

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The Infrastructure, Housing, and Land Use Committee was briefed on the San Diego Grand Central Proposal. SANDAG recently approved the formation of an inter-agency committee to bring forward concepts for improving transportation to the airport, including the Grand Central Proposal. While still in the early phases, the San Diego Grand Central concept would provide a […]

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The Energy & Water Committee heard from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and SANDAG on the current EV landscape in the San Diego region. In January 2018, former Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order to put 5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Currently, there are 500,000 electric vehicles on the […]

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Senate Bill 50 intended to boost housing density near public transit was advanced from the State Senate Committee on April 3, in a 9-1 vote. The bill’s main goal would allow for increased density and heights of residential buildings along transit corridors, near employment centers, and near quality schools. The Infrastructure, Housing, and Land Use […]

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On April 4, the Chamber was at the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission speaking in support of the Preserve, the Class A employment center along the 56 Corridor. The Preserve proposes an employment center in proximity to residential development, providing an opportunity for decreased commute times and alternative modes of transportation. The project will […]

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Both the Infrastructure, Housing, and Land Use and Public Policy Committee heard from Mayor Faulconer’s staff on the new regulations for dockless scooters and bikes to improve public safety. Highlights of the proposal include: limiting the maximum speed of motorized scooters in designated zones, vehicle staging and parking, rider education, data sharing, fees and legal […]

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Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Senator Ben Hueso, and Assemblymember Shirley Weber are hosting a community forum to break down the state budget and go over how it impacts the San Diego region. The event is on March 28th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex. RSVP here.

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This month the Energy & Water Committee hosted the Chair of the City’s Environment Committee, Councilmember Jennifer Campbell. Councilmember Campbell shared her priorities for the Environment Committee which include rivers and waterways; the Climate Action Plan; water, storm drains, and street sweeping; oceans and sea level rise; energy and technology; and more. The Councilmember shared […]

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On February 20th, the Education & Workforce Roundtable hosted a panel on making the business case for affordable and accessible child care. Moderated by Omar Passons from the County of San Diego, panelists included representatives from Child Care Law Center and First 5 Los Angeles. Panelists highlighted the challenges of opening and expanding child care […]

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