Category: Policy

On June 3, San Diego City Council heard from the Office of the City Auditor on Community Planning Groups (CBGs). CPGs are integral components of the planning process and provide citizens with an opportunity for involvement in advising development projects and land use matters, general or community plan amendments, rezoning and public facilities. The City […]

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On June 11, the Public Policy Committee heard from the Downtown Partnership on their Family Reunification Program. The Family Reunification Program has assisted many individuals in returning home to friends and family. The goal of the program is to get homeless of the streets and into better living situations.

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On May 15, the City of San Diego’s Rules Committee passed an update to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Policy. Similar to the current policy, the new proposal gives builders a choice to incorporate at least 10 percent of the units as affordable housing into their projects or pay an in-lieu fee that will go to […]

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Millennial employees in San Diego want purpose, supportive supervisors who provide development opportunities, and affordable places to live. These are the findings of “Millennials at Work: The Purpose-Driven Generation” a new study from Chamber’s Foundation released May 23 that points to several key strategies for retaining millennial workers. Millennials are the largest segment of the workforce. […]

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The Chamber met with regional stakeholders from both sides of the border to discuss initiatives and infrastructure projects to address the Tijuana River Valley transboundary pollution. This meeting was co-hosted by The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The agenda included […]

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The Chamber’s Cross-Border Business Forum provided a look into Baja California’s elections. Political journalists and pollsters discussed candidates’ proposals in relation to cross-border priorities such as infrastructure and growing our binational economy. The top three priorities for citizens during the election were: Security Transportation, and Economic Development Panelists were in agreement that all parties faced […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from President and CEO Jerry Sanders about the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico preventing the implementation of tariffs on imports from Mexico: “This is welcomed news by the thousands of businesses across the U.S. that were grappling with the uncertainty these threats cause. […]

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San Diego region’s home prices rose 1.1 percent in the past year, according to the latest data in the S&P CoreLogic Index released April 30th. The trend with respect to home prices reflects the broader economic cycle, but affordability remains a major issue for employers trying to attract and retain talent and it’s limiting economic […]

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On January 25th The Regional Taskforce on Homelessness performed the San Diego Point-In-Time Count, known as “We All Count”. This effort identified 8,102 homeless individuals (4,476 sheltered and 3,626 unsheltered) in San Diego County. The City of San Diego included 5,082 homeless individuals. This count included changes in the methodology from previous years to meet […]

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