Category: Policy

On Friday, June 12, the 4th District Court of Appeal in San Diego rendered its ruling in response to a lawsuit brought against the County of San Diego by environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, Climate Action Campaign, and Center for Biological Diversity. Measurement of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) is administered through multiple County departments and […]

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Last week, the San Diego City Council approved the sale of the Mission Valley Stadium site to San Diego State University. With an 8-1 vote, the Council finalized the language of the sale and purchase agreement. All that remains is one final approval, called a “second reading,” and escrow is expected to close in August. […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the presidential administration’s move to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program, which began in 2012, provides temporary protection from deportation to qualified individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children and allows them to work and attend school. The Chamber has long supported […]

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The Chamber co-hosted a webinar focused on the tourism industry to continue promoting binational coordination as businesses begin to open. Entities from both sides of the border talked about the economic impact of COVID-19 and shared best practices as they begin to resume operations. Travel restrictions continue to be one of the main challenges for […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended for an additional 30 days to July 21. As businesses have begun to reopen, the Chamber has urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to restore operating lanes and staffing at our ports of entry. […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration announced the start of the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry Expansion Project. The $137.2 million modernization and expansion project includes the expansion of northbound commercial truck inspection areas—increasing the pedestrian inspection facility from six to twelve lanes—and the construction of visitor parking and […]

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The Supreme Court in Mexico has ruled that Baja Governor Jaime Bonilla’s extended term of five years is unconstitutional. In 2019, Governor Bonilla introduced a state law allowing him to lengthen his two year term in office, a term previously shortened as an effort by Mexican authorities to synchronize electoral calendars nationwide. As a result, […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended for an additional 30 days to June 22. The restrictions were first put in place in March to help control the spread of coronavirus. Initially, cross-border traffic decreased and as a result, U.S. Customs and […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the allocation of the full $300 million appropriated in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act to address trans-boundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley. Funds will be used for the designing, planning, engineering, and construction of wastewater infrastructure at the border. The Chamber commends Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala […]

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The City of San Diego’s Rules Committee has advanced an effort led by Councilmembers Campbell and Cate to omit the Midway Pacific Highway Community Planning Area from the existing Coastal Overlay Zone that was established by Prop D in 1972. Such a shift requires a vote of the people of the City of San Diego. […]

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