• News for Advocacy

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Dear Mayor Phillips and City Council Members:   On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents 625 Marin County businesses with over 26,000 employees, I write to express our support for the senior assisted living facility proposed at 800 Mission Avenue. The San Rafael Chamber agrees with city staff’s recommendation that the appeal should be denied and City Council should vote ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents nearly 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, supported the proposed Kaiser Permanente Los Gamos Medical Offices Project located at 1650 Los Gamos Drive in San Rafael.    The San Rafael Medical Center main campus was built more than 50 years ago and is an aging facility. In 2015, Kaiser purchased the property with plans to ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Thursday, August 09, 2018
    Marin Voice Joanne Webster, CEO San Rafael Chamber; Cynthia Murray, CEO North Bay Leadership Council; and Steve Saxe, co-chair, Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative Board The need for workforce housing in Marin County is demonstrable, pressing and clear.   While there are many reasons why workforce housing is needed, the impact on the economic future of Marin is one of the most ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    On behalf of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, which represents 625 Marin County employers with over 26,000 employees, we welcome the opportunity to provide Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) additional comments on the proposed concepts presented at the June 12th community meeting.   Option #1: Two Story Concept - We believe this concept to be the safest concept ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, 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, Economic , Political, Chamber, Press Release
    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, Political, Press Release, Economic
    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: Advocacy, Chamber
    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: Chamber, Advocacy
    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: Chamber, Advocacy

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