August 19 – Endorsements & Resolutions

New Meeting Start Time We are moving the meeting time to start promptly at 6:30 PM. Social time will be from 6:00PM to 6:30PM. Because our agenda is completely full, we will not be able to give candidates (not on the agenda) time at the beginning of the meeting, as we usually do, to address … Continue reading August 19 – Endorsements & Resolutions

Feb 3 – General Meeting – Rafael Castellanos to Speak on the Blue Economy – Annual Elections of Officers

Our meeting this month is earlier than usual to accommodate performances of the Point Loma Playhouse with their new production A Permanent Image. Rafael Castellanos, who recently stepped down as Chairman of the Port Commission, will speak to us about the Blue Economy in San Diego. “The San Diego region’s economic development potential depends on our ability to fully realize the opportunities presented by the ocean. With a commitment of $1 million a year for five years, the Port of San Diego has developed a Blue Economy Incubator to support early stage and market ready ventures. Some of this money is already going to our first round of demonstration pilot projects, which include copper remediation, vessel washing, and smart marina optimization technologies. Aquanauts, deep-sea explorers, marine equipment operators, marine spatial planners, underwater robotics technicians – these are just some of the great blue jobs of the future. We can’t even begin to imagine some of the other great blue jobs that will be created.” We have our Annual Election of officers, with Ruth Rollins presiding …

Feb 28 – Monthly Meeting – Endorsements for San Diego City Attorney and D3

After the success of our January 2016 endorsement meeting, our February meeting provides club members in good standing to vote for their preferred candidate for San Diego City Attorney as well as San Diego City Council District 3. San Diego City Attorney Gil Cabrera Rafael Castellanos Mara Elliott Bryan Pease San Diego City Council District 3 Anthony Bernal Chris Ward All of the candidates with the exception of Anthony Bernal plan to be present to answer questions from members. This is your chance to help determine who best represents your values. Come along, get involved. Please remember to bring your check book, cash or a credit/debit card to renew your membership for 2016 that promises to be an exciting year for Democrats. If you prefer you can also renew online. We’ve kept membership rates at the same low level of $20 individual and $30 per household. NOTE: We’ll start the meeting 30 minutes earlier than usual as we have to be out on time for a following event at the Assembly. 3:30PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, San …

2016 Endorsement Update

After tonight’s meeting, our club has endorsed the following candidates for the 2016 election cycle: U.S. President: Hillary Clinton State Senate, District 39: Toni Atkins Secretary Clinton and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins join our fellow endorsed candidates: Scott Peters and Todd Gloria … Continue reading

January 2016 Meeting Information

Hey, Clairemont Democrats! President Obama’s final State of the Union address will be the same night as our meeting on Tuesday, January 12. The speech begins at 6PM our time, so we will gather at 5:30 to order food, drink … Continue reading

Nov 22 – Monthly Meeting – Blue Technologies in San Diego

Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos will provide an overview of the blue economy in San Diego and discuss some of the steps the Port of San Diego is taking to develop its blue economy potential. The blue economy accounts for approximately 46,000 jobs and contributes over 14 billion dollars to the San Diego region’s economy. The Port of San Diego was created by the State Legislature to manage San Diego Bay and its surrounding waterfront land on December 18, 1962. It is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California, and it has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego. The Port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 18 public parks, the Harbor Police Department, and the leases of hundreds of tenant and subtenant businesses around San Diego Bay. The Port is an economic engine (250 million bananas go through the Port a month), an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the surrounding …