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News for Advocacy

Thursday, March 23, 2017
AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose) , if passed, could drastically raise the cost of housing, thereby making projects financially infeasible or exorbitantly expensive. This bill eliminates the long-standing residential exemption from prevailing wage rates, thereby making private, market-rate residential development a public work project for which a prevailing wage would be paid. Housing Cost Increases ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
President and CEO, Joanne Webster attended a Special Study Session for City Council on Prop 64- Cannabis Regulations. Click headline above to view the Live Updates on Marin IJ.com
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Thursday, January 12, 2017
A new federal law, aimed at making it easier for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to detect and prevent refund fraud, will accelerate the W-2 filing deadline for employers to January 31, 2017. In the past, employers typically had until the end of February, if filing on paper, or the end of March, if filing electronically, to submit their copies of these forms. In addition, there are changes in ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce as a long history of supporting education. We support programs and legislation that create a qualified and capable workforce. That is why we are supporting Measure A. It strengthens our community by protecting our future; the youngest, most vulnerable members of our community – our children. Before the Chamber chooses to support any measure we examine it ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Chamber supports recent deliberation of City Council and final approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ritter Center concerning operational changes at the center’s premises. Ritter Center has been a valued Chamber member since 1984 and we are very supportive of the services that they provide to the neediest in our community. However, we have recently seen an increase in the ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
County Supervisor, District 2: Katie Rice County Supervisor, District 3: Kate Sears County Supervisor, District 4: Runoff between Chamber Endorsed Candidate Dominic Grossi and Candidate Dennis Rodoni ​ Measure B passed Measure D passed Congratulations to Assemblymember Marc Levine and Congressman Jared Huffman.
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsements for the 2016 Marin County Supervisor Elections: District 2: Supervisor Katie Rice Support their campaign here District 3: Supervisor Kate Sears Support their campaign here District 4: Dominic Grossi Support their campaign here Chamber President & CEO Joanne Webster stated "the Chamber makes its endorsement for candidates that ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Chamber has a strong and long policy of supporting programs and legislation to improve educational services, modernization of educational facilities and programs that create a qualified and capable workforce. The Chamber leadership believes that the bond measure is needed to upgrade the facilities in order to meet the growing demands of 21st century job training in technology, computers and ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
We met in February with Marin Municipal Water District and key community members regarding possible solutions to allocations and entitlements. The idea of a Cap & Trade program was introduced, which could lead to more efficient allocations and more favorable rates, especially in times of conservation. Monthly automatic meter reads were introduced as a possible means to help identify leaks and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Six years ago, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce endorsed Measure C, a City of San Rafael parcel tax ballot measure to support the City’s public library. At that time, budget constraints were seriously impacting the Library’s ability to deliver quality services. The ballot measure passed with more than 70% voter approval. Since its passage, Measure C has kept the library open for ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
Thursday, February 18, 2016
SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside) provides businesses that have proactively sought to become Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant with an opportunity to resolve any identified violation. It is a balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled to ensure their access to all public accommodations, while limiting the number of frivolous lawsuits threatened or ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Community
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Chamber President and CEO, Joanne Webster testified at the City Council Meeting, Monday, January 4th encouraging council members to amend the zoning code to allow for Junior Second Units. She encouraged Mayor Phillips and Council members to pass the new zoning code without restrictions including a lot size minimum and parking requirements previosly recommended by the Planning Commission. After ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
Friday, November 20, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Read the Measures' information here .
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Advocacy, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Friday, November 13, 2015
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Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Advocacy, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Read AB-35 here .
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Advocacy, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Advocacy, Community
Friday, November 06, 2015
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Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Advocacy
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Read the letter here .
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By Megan Hansen , Marin Independent Journal POSTED: 01/14/15, 6:39 PM PST | UPDATED: ON 01/14/2015 0 COMMENTS After learning about Whistlestop’s $25 million plan to build a five-story affordable senior housing and services center in downtown San Rafael, resident Dan Miller said he supports the idea, but doesn’t believe it’s in the right location. “This is just not ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Friday, October 02, 2015
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Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article