San Diego Advocacy

Advocating for a growing biotech ecosystem in a thriving community.

Biocom California’s advocacy work began in San Diego, where we have continued to push for consistent, reliable access to water and other utilities since our founding in 1995. We advocate for land use and zoning policies that identify areas for future life science developments along with predictable and timely permitting processes. We support sustainability measures that take lab processes into account and assess current available infrastructure, along with improvements to storm channels, transit networks, and middle-income housing construction.


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Public Policy News

Your source for the latest policy and regulatory news. Sign up for our Public Policy Newsletter and our Regulatory & Reimbursement Newsletter to stay up to date on latest federal, state, and regional affairs, as well as regulatory and reimbursement updates.

Recent News

San Diego’s University City Plan Update Reaches Major Milestone

The University Community Plan Update passed a major milestone when it was unanimously approved by San Diego City Council’s Land Use and Housing Committee on June 13.

Coaster Connection at Sorrento Valley Expands Under NCTD

The North County Transit District (NCTD) relaunched the Coaster Connection service, expanding routes from the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station to key employment centers.

San Diego City Council Passes $5.8 Billion Budget

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved a $5.8 billion budget for 2024-25, reflecting a nearly 12% increase from the previous year.



EH&S Committee – San Diego

Through this committee, Biocom California members work collaboratively with local regulators and inspectors, share inspection experiences, and participate in continuing education opportunities related to the management of Environmental Health & Safety in life science facilities.

Facilities Committee – San Diego

This committee is comprised of life science facility managers, landlords, architects, brokers, and lab suppliers, and meets to share best practices, plan and execute issue-specific presentations, and vote on Biocom California regional policy positions

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San Diego Policy Statements

  • Stormwater Department Interim Funding Strategy Implementation Update

  • World Design Capital

  • UCSD Deed Restriction Removal

  • Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II

  • La Jolla Innovation Center at UC San Diego

  • University Community Plan Amendment Initiation

  • Costa Verde Center

  • San Diego International Airport Environmental Impact Report Certification