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  • The 2017 Governmental Affairs Committee

    2017 Governmental Affairs Priorities

    In 2017, the Governmental Affairs Committee will be focusing its efforts on several key issues that are affecting our members and business in San Rafael & Marin. We will hear from local stakeholders, develop positions and recommendations, and determine how the Chamber can be effective in shaping solutions that will be beneficial to our members and the community at large.

    2017 Priority Focus:

    • Workforce Housing
    • Transportation
    • Homelessness
    • Business Retention and Attraction (job creation)
    • Following local Measures that impact business's ability to maintain costs and grow
    • Engage in State politics as it pertains to regional issues that impact San Rafael & Marin (such as housing, traffic, water and education)

    For more information on these issues, please contact Chamber President & CEO Joanne Webster at 415-454-4163 or jwebster@srchamber.com.

    2016 Advocacy Highlights: Celebrating our Successes

    • Supported SB 269-Disability Access
    • Embraced regional collaboration with Santa Rosa Chamber, identifying North Bay legislative priorities
    • Traveled to Sacramento to meet with State Representatives to champion regional priorities for businesses in the North Bay
    • Endorsed 2nd & B Street Housing Project
    • Endorsed Northgate Walk Housing Project
    • Weighed in on City's RV-Oversized Truck ordinance, Public Safety Center, Ritter Center Relocation Efforts, Multi-Use Path and TAM OBAG funds, and Junior Second Unit Ordinance
    • Testified at City Council Meetings
    • Wrote to our State elected officials relative to Housing, Transportation and CEQA legislative bills
    • Met monthly with San Rafael Mayor and City Manager to discuss the issues that matter most to our members
    • Met monthly with City Council's Economic Development subcommittee, including Mayor Phillips and Councilmember Gamblin

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