Councilmember Mark Kersey discusses annual Sacramento Chamber Trip

The San Diego Regional Chamber will lead a delegation of more than 80 business, community, and elected officials to the state capital to advocate for legislation that will benefit our region during the Chamber’s annual Chamber Leadership Delegation to Sacramento. San Diego Councilmember Mark Kersey spoke with KUSI’s Lisa Remillard about this year’s trip.

“San Diego represents an important voice on many of the State’s top issues such as housing, innovation, and goods movement,” said Jerry Sanders Chamber President & CEO. “Yet, San Diego being so far from Sacramento, legislators don’t often hear about our concerns face-to-face. This trip is key to bringing the expertise of our region’s business and community leaders to state officials so they can hear, in a personal and direct way, how policies have an impact on business growth.”

The delegation includes a diverse representation of the region’s industries and interests. This year’s policy priorities for the delegation:
• Housing Supply & Affordability
• Transportation & Infrastructure Funding
• Climate Change
• Water
• Improving International Trade & Commerce
• Innovation
• 2018 Political Landscape
Scheduled meetings and featured speakers include:
• Senator Toni Atkins
• Senator Scott Weiner
• Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
• John Laird, Secretary of Natural Resources
• Deputy Secretary of Housing & Consumer Relations, Lynn Von Koch-Liebert
• Senate Government & Finance Committee
• California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency
• Members of San Diego’s Republican and Democratic delegations

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