Transportation & Land Development Committee

The Transportation & Land Development Committee addresses public policy decisions concerning the built environment in which our region lives and works. Priorities of this Committee including housing affordability which impacts employee attraction and retention, major land use development and the transportation system that connects everything.

The Transportation & Land Development Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office located at 402 West Broadway, Suite 1000.

If you’re interested in learning more about our policy committees or would like to join the Transportation & Land Development Committee, contact Angeli Calinog at acalinog@sdchamber.org.


Committee chairs

Chair: Claudia Escala, carrier johnson + CULTURE
Vice Chair: Matthew Boomhower, Southern Cross Property Consultants


2021 Focus Statement:

The Chamber’s Transportation & Land Development Committee is focused on maintaining and improving housing affordability and availability, regional transportation infrastructure, and land uses which promote business and economic development. This year, we have narrowed the committee’s scope slightly as a result of the COVID crisis.

2021 Policy Platform:

The Chamber’s Transportation & Land Development Committee is committed to supporting local, state and federal policies and projects that:

  • Support efforts to increase the supply of all types of housing by reducing regulatory delay, costs and other unnecessary impediments to building additional units with the understanding that a shortage of units in any income group impact housing affordability and access to housing across all price points;
  • Increase affordable housing and middle-income housing stock;
  • Accommodate the region’s projected population growth by including business-friendly policies and anticipated technological improvements in the planning, funding, maintenance and improvement of transportation, infrastructure, and housing;
  • Encourage economic growth, housing and mixed-use development in locations where infrastructure is available or can be easily provided, utilizing a variety of different transportation;
  • Expand overall access to and investment in broadband networks by promoting light touch regulation of the interstate processing of information in order to reduce the digital divide.
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