• News for Advocacy

    Monday, April 30, 2018
    The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce OPPOSES AB 3087 as amended April 17, 2018, as it interferes with an employer’s ability to negotiate for benefit designs and costs for their employees, interferes with Covered California’s ability to negotiate with insurers, reduces access to care, adds an additional layer of bureaucracy, and adds a new health care cost called “witness fees”. AB 3087 establishes ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political, Press Release
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Transportation Authority of Marin Board of Commissioners 900 Fifth Avenue Suite 100 San Rafael, CA 94901 Re: Measure A Sales Tax Renewal Expenditure Plan  Dear Chair Moulton-Peters and Commissioners: On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, I write to express our support for placing the renewal of Measure A on ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political, Press Release
    Monday, April 23, 2018
     Have you recently applied for a permit in the City of San Rafael? Click below to participate in a QUICK anonymous survey (4 minutes or less)!www.surveymonkey.com/r/PermittingSRThe Marin Builders Association in partnership with Marin Economic Forum recently launched the Customer Satisfaction Program by asking for contractors, architects and homeowners who have applied for a permit in San ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Human Interest, Press Release, Community
    Friday, March 09, 2018
    RE: AB 2463 (Quirk-Silva and Cervantes): Small Business Assistance Act of 2018 – SUPPORT  Dear Assembly Members Quirk-Silva and Cervantes: On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents nearly 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, I am writing to inform you of our support of AB 2463 relating to the Small Business Assistance Act of 2018.  AB 2463 designates ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Economic , Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Chamber leadership expressed its support for the conceptual design of the project located at 999 Third Street in Downtown. The collaboration of the project between BioMarin and Whistlestop has been well thought out and provides the Downtown with significant benefits that could help reshape the future of our city.   Since relocating to San Rafael in 2012, BioMarin has played an integral role in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    The Chamber leadership voted to join the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements at their last Board of Directors meeting. The Coalition and the Chamber supports ACA 5, a June ballot measure to prevent the state legislature from diverting transportation funds for other purposes or redirecting funds for non-transportation projects. The Chamber also opposes the November ballot ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    San Rafael Chamber CEO, Joanne Webster spoke at a recent Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) meeting on January 24th along with Marin Economic Forum CEO, Robin Sternberg and North Bay Leadership Council CEO, Cynthia Murray in support of funding to complete the Marin Sonoma Narrows. The Chamber interviews hundreds of employers each year across all types and sizes to identify any ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Chamber President and CEO, Joanne Webster testified at the City Council Meeting, Monday, December 4 encouraging council members to adopt a medical cannabis policy and suggested the following additions to the staff report; allow medical delivery services with no limits on the number of licenses; include local preference awards and dedicate a portion of any revenues collected toward substance abuse ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber

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