About the Chamber
Our Mission Statement
The Mission of the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic prosperity for our community through business representation and advocacy with emphasis on information, communication and education.
"Conceptual Endorsement represents the Chamber’s preliminary support for continued study of a proposed development. At this early stage of review, the Chamber may have open questions about specific elements of a project proposal, but conceptual endorsement indicates support for moving forward with the public process to evaluate those and other questions. The endorsement process allows the Chamber to reserve final judgment on a project (“Full Endorsement”) pending technical and environmental review, community input, and/or any revisions to the original project proposal during the planning process."
2010 Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber Board Actions
At the October Board of Directors Meeting, the Board Voted to
- SBX621 (Yee) San Bruno Disaster Relief
- Measure M: $10 Vehicle Fee For Transportation
- Extend comment period for High Speed Rail EIR From 45 days to 90 days
-BCDC Proposed Bay Plan Amendment 1-08 On Climate Change
At the May Board of Directors Meeting the Board voted to Support the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Hospital Replacement Project.
At the April Board of Directors Meeting the Board voted to support Measure G. San Mateo County Community College District. Measure G proposes to levy a special tax for a period of four years beginning in July 1, 2010 and ending in June 30, 2014. This tax shall be at a rate of $34 per year per parcel on all taxable parcels in the District.
Recent state cuts exceeding $25 Million to San Mateo Community College District have forced significant reductions in faculty, staff and classes. Currently, 14,000 San Mateo County students are on wait-lists and cannot get the classes they need.
Measure G will provide funding the state government cannot take away and expand access to affordable, quality education for our local students.
At the March Board of Directors Meeting the Board voted to support Assemblymember Jerry Hill and members of the Select Committee on Biotechnology AB 1733- Director of California Biotechnology Retention and Recruitment. For more information visit http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a19/Legislation/default10.aspx
At the February 2010 Board of Directors Meeting the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce voted to support two action items.
The Chamber Board voted to support the conceptual endorsement of The Saltworks 50/50 Balanced Plan. The vote for Conceptual Endorsement represents support for the general concept that mixed-use development on the site deserves further study. For more information please visit http://www.rcsaltworks.com.
The Chamber Board also voted to support The Local Taxpayer, Public Safety & Transportation Protection Act. For more information please visit http://www.savelocalservices.com.