San Diego North Chamber of Commerce

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Public Policy Committee

Message from the Committee Co-Chairs

 "The San Diego North Chamber's Public Policy Committee provides a forum for the region's business and community leaders to come together and help shape the region's economy and quality of life for the better. Members have the opportunity to influence rule-making at all levels of government and personally interact with elected officials and candidates for office. Come join us and get involved in the policy discussion."   
   
Joe Ahn
Division Manager
Government and Public Affairs

Northrop Grumman
 
 Amy Freiburger
Senior Account Executive
Southwest Strategies LLC

The Public Policy Committee meets monthly the second Wednesday of the month from 7:30am-9:00am at the Chamber (10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92127 (map)).

For more information about how to get involved with the Public Policy Committee contact D. Todd Philips at the Chamber.
SDNCC Public Policy Website
2013 Committee MeetingsJanuary 9, 2013 Meeting - MinutesMarch 13, 2013 Meeting - MinutesMay 8, 2013 MeetingJuly 10, 2013 Meeting - Minutes
September 11, 2013 Meeting - Minutes
November 13, 2013 Meeting - Minutes

About the Committee

The purpose of the Public Policy Committee is to ensure recommendations presented to the Board of Directors effectively address public policy issues at the local, state, federal and/or international level. The Committee serves to evaluate evolving policy issues on a timely basis and provides oversight and direction on efforts to increase member participation in the Policy Committee process.

The Chamber's Public Policy Committee is charged with identifying key issues and topics related to the business community. The Committee's second objective is to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding positions on proposed legislation, and ballot initiatives so that the Chamber can pass on a consistent and clear recommendation to its members. To see how the committee handles issues, see the Public Policy Committee Guidelines.

San Diego North Chamber of Commerce supports:

  • economic growth through initiatives that support a competitive business climate.
  • the idea that taxes should not unfairly burden businesses.
  • engaging in and promoting initiatives and partnerships that support a business friendly environment free of obstacles to job growth and development.
  • local, state and Federal public finance and regulatory tax issues that have a positive fiscal impact on economic growth opportunities and business operations.
  • development, promotion, implementation and maintenance of initiatives and programs that support national security and enhance the positive role that the military community and defense industry have on the community.
  • socially responsible environmental regulations and initiatives that support community and business growth.
  • transportation initiatives, projects and programs that support economic growth through the safe and efficient movement of products, goods, services and people.
  • efforts to stimulate entrepreneurial and venture capital investment.