Category: Policy

The 9th Summit of the Americas took place this month in Los Angeles and covered a diverse agenda to drive innovative solutions for a brighter future across the continent. During the summit, President Biden announced the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, a historic new agreement to drive our hemisphere’s economic recovery and growth. The Americas […]

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The City of San Diego’s Land Use & Housing Committee voted to support Councilmember LaCava’s Community planning group reform proposal. The Chamber is proud to be part of a broad coalition, including Circulate San Diego, NAIOP, BOMA, and the BIA, in support of the item.     The Land Use and Housing Committee’s area of responsibility […]

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Mayor Todd Gloria signed the $5 billion “Ready to Rebuild” fiscal year 2023 budget the same week it was passed unanimously by the San Diego City Council.    The $5 billion budget includes $3.6 million towards a housing stability fund, and additional funding for homeless outreach in the Downtown & urban core, a small business […]

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California Budget

  Budget season is nearing the finish line as the California legislature reached an agreement on the 2022-23 state budget. The budget totals $300 billion and prioritizes education and housing.    The Governor’s office issued a statement that there is still more work to be done on the key details of the proposal so stay […]

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The Chamber was proud to lead efforts that led to a collaboration agreement between Tijuana Economic Development Corporation, Smart Border Coalition, San Diego Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Tourism Authority, Tijuana Development Council AC, Tijuana Tourism and Conventions Bureau, and Business Coordinating Council of Tijuana in an effort to strengthen and advance the San Diego […]

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This month, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero signed a new memorandum of understanding in an effort to increase collaboration between the two cities. The MOU, signed in a ceremony in Tijuana that had been delayed several times due to the pandemic, will allow San Diego and Tijuana to continue working […]

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This year’s Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RFTF) Report is out. According to the report, the annual count of homeless individuals in San Diego County increased about 10 percent in over a little over 2 years– with an official count of at least 8,427 homeless individuals. Read Full Report Here   The RTFH is responsible […]

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The Chamber hosted a conversation with  Dilawar Syed as part of their International Business Affairs Forum series. Syed is a special representative for the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. During the forum, he shared an overview of resources and initiatives that help SMEs engage in international trade and the agency’s role in […]

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Mayor Gloria released his May revision of the “Ready to Rebuild” budget. With the total City budget now at $5.03 billion, strong commitments to providing mental health services, homeless shelters, affordable housing, and enhanced public safety are included. Here are a few highlights:  $878,000 to help residents struggling with mental or behavioral health.  $5.4 Million […]

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Governor Newsom unveiled a $300.6 billion budget, with an estimated $97.5 billion surplus far exceeding previous estimates from January. The legislature has until June 15 to pass a budget and send it back to the Governor. See what’s included here.  There was much discussion about the May Revise during our delegation trip to Sacramento. The […]

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