Category: Policy

Join the largest binational delegation to Washington, D.C. to voice your business needs and collaborate with San Diego’s business leaders while meeting with the nation’s top legislators and policy officials. From Sunday, September 22 to Wednesday, September 25, attendees will have the unique opportunity to participate in high-level meetings, gain access to our country’s key […]

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Before ending their legislative year, both houses of the California legislature tackled over 400 bills in advance of the September 13 deadline. In his first year in office, Governor Gavin Newsom has introduced a bold budgetary plan, with significant increases for homeless funding for local governments, and affordable housing tax credits. Further, the Governor did […]

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At the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee on August 21, the President of the San Diego Police Officers Association (POA) briefed the group on the POA’s effort to provide late-night low-cost childcare services for police offers. Detective Schaeffer noted that as San Diego faces a shortage of police officers in the workforce, the POA is […]

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On September 6 on a weighted vote, the SANDAG board accepted the methodology that dictates the numbers of housing that each local jurisdiction will be expected to plan for. The Regional Needs Housing Assessment (RHNA), is a state-required process whereby local governments determine how many homes they must plan for over the course of eight […]

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At the Chamber’s Energy & Water Committee’s September meeting, the group was updated on the City of San Diego’s Community Choice Energy program development by the City’s Chief Sustainability Officer. The City of San Diego is in the process of negotiating terms of a JPA with other cities/jurisdictions which would minimize risk to their General […]

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Trade policy unquestionably impacts our local economy which depends on an integrated supply chain valued at $2.5 billion and supports more than 110,000 San Diego jobs. Viewed as the most consequential trade policy in our time, The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, USMCA, must be brought forward for a vote in Congress in order to take effect. As […]

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The Chamber’s annual International Tribute Luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses that have made a significant impact on the binational efforts bridging U.S. and Mexican economies. Previous awardees include Mexican Ambassador Marcela Celorio for Binational Leader of the Year; Mexican Customs (Servicio de Administración Tributaria) & U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

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Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders and staff met with the incoming administrations for the State of Baja California and City of Tijuana to strengthen bilateral relations and identify priority issues to work on collaboratively. Both administrations shared a concern and urgency to address transboundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley and committed to prioritize […]

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