• News for Advocacy

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
      Recently the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the Marin Council of Chambers, which represents 11 Chambers of Commerce in the county, wrote to the County of Marin to  ask them to consider a fee waiver or deferral of the county wide health permit fee during the pandemic.  The pandemic has affected small businesses adversely. Among the businesses impacted the hardest have been food ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
    Monday, August 03, 2020
    The Chamber Board of Directors voted at their regular July meeting to accept the GAC recommendation to oppose Proposition 15- Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding. We are in unprecedented times and in an economic crisis. It is not practical to move forward with this tax at this time. A tax base increase will most likely be passed onto the tenants ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    ​As we continue to adjust to the difficult national and local developments, the San Rafael Chamber remains your source for the latest political and business news. Despite the Shelter in Place, the City of San Rafael and County of Marin continue to work on moving applications and policies forward. We continue to advocate and weigh in on the issues that are important to the business community. The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    Let’s Get Everyone Counted This Time! A complete count in the 2020 Census is important for Marin County’s economy over the next 10 years and especially in recovery efforts from COVID-19. Every year, roughly $1.5 trillion in federal resources are distributed using census data. Responding to the census questionnaire helps ensure Marin gets a fair share of funding. These are investments that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Community
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) provided comment and feedback to City of San Rafael staff’s proposed inclusionary housing and developer incentive pilot program. These changes could create more housing development in the city by providing flexibility in meeting inclusionary requirements and creating incentives.The recommendations include an incentive pilot program to receive additional height ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, Economic