Category: San Diego

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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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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Federal, state, and city officials held a groundbreaking celebration for the new Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport on December 13.  The New T1 project includes the replacement of the outdated Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new facility for the Airport Authority administration. The […]

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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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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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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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  Chamber member Microsoft has recently released an exciting new plan to reduce their carbon footprint, help customers reduce theirs, accelerate innovation, and advocate for policy action. Click here to read Microsoft’s plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint.      

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Each year, the Chamber puts out a call for committee interest to ensure that eligible Chamber members are participating in the various policy vehicles available to them. For 2020, the Chamber team is pleased to announce rebranding of some committees, and looks forward to increasing our member engagement. Friendly reminder: even if you are already […]

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