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CHAIR FLETCHER & COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT LAUNCH EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS

08/10/22

Experience the Outdoors, a program announced by Chair Nathan Fletcher during the 2022 State of San Diego County Address, launched today at Los Penasquitos Canyon County Preserve to eliminate financial, equipment & training barriers so more San Diego County families and residents can enjoy the County’s 23 Regional Parks.

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Opinion: San Diego County’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams are a success. Here’s how they work.

08/05/22

In recent years, the County of San Diego, with support from its Board of Supervisors and Chair Nathan Fletcher, has made significant investments to reimagine how mental health and substance use care is delivered to improve the lives of residents and families.

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Opinion: Support AB 2408 to Stop Social Media Companies from Exploiting Kids

08/02/22

Have you scrolled through your social media feed lately? Depending on your age, interests, and viewing history, your feed will be populated with plenty of engaging content — vacation photos, birthday celebrations, hilarious videos, sports highlights, and probably all sorts of content that you may not be subscribed to but has been curated to capture your attention.

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County Declares Monkeypox Local Health Emergency

08/02/22

Local public health and elected officials today announced the declaration of a local health emergency to respond to monkeypox in the San Diego region.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & COUNTY SUPPORT CALIFORNIA STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR MONKEYPOX

08/01/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, is supportive of the State of California’s decision tonight to declare a State of Emergency for Monkeypox, and committed the County of San Diego will continue to work with state and city leaders to deliver resources to protect the San Diego County community.

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Officials Laud Local Icon Williams for Historic Contributions to San Diego County

08/01/22

Local elected officials and community leaders honored longtime political and equal rights leader Leon L. Williams with special awards Saturday to help celebrate his 100th birthday. Williams was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the County.

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Newsom declares state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak. San Diego may follow suit

08/01/22

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a monkeypox state of emergency in California Monday as the number of cases continues to increase, though at a much lower rate than has occurred with coronavirus.

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County Names First Director for Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

07/14/22

After a national recruitment, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency has selected Lucero Chavez Basilio, an experienced representative for immigrants and refugees, as the first director for the County Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

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Mayor Todd Gloria Announces ‘Parks After Dark’ Free Community Celebrations to Bring Neighbors Together and Reduce Crime

07/12/22

As part of an effort to bring communities together and create safer neighborhoods, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera, San Diego County Health and Human Services Director Nick Machionne, and the San Diego Parks Foundation today announced the launch of “Parks After Dark,” a new “Come Play Outside” program that will transform three San Diego neighborhood parks into community festivals every weekend this summer.

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CHAIR FLETCHER, SUPES PASS $7.35 BILLION BUDGET; FLETCHER CALLS IT MOST PROGRESSIVE AND WORKING FAMILY FOCUSED BUDGET SINCE JOINING BOARD

06/28/22

The $7.35 billion County of San Diego 2022-2023 Budget adopted today reflects the change Chair Nathan Fletcher vowed to bring to the County after being elected in 2019.

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FENTANYL HEALTH CRISIS ACTION REINFORCES FLETCHER’S EFFORTS TO SUPPORT HARM REDUCTION

06/28/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today declared Illicit fentanyl a public health crisis; it an effort that builds on the actions Chair Fletcher initiated to expand the County’s commitment to harm reduction best practices, and to proactively develop a comprehensive strategy to use $100 million expected from settling a lawsuit with opioid manufacturers.

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CHAIR FLETCHER, OTHER SUPES DOUBLE DOWN ON COMMITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES WITH RENEWAL OF CONTRACTS FOR SEVERAL PROGRAMS

06/28/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today authorized the County’s Behavioral Health Services Department to renew a series of procurements for mental health and addiction treatment with several providers, including renewal of an agreement for care coordination services with Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan.

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Callum’s report: New program offers free transit for San Diegans leaving foster care

06/28/22

Young adults in or just exiting the foster care system can ride bus and rail lines throughout San Diego County for free starting July 1.

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Supervisors Pass $7.35 Billion San Diego County Budget for New Fiscal Year

06/28/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $7.35 billion budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, including $200 million in additional funding requests.

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County’s $7.36 billion budget highlights investments in mental health, homelessness

06/28/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $7.35 billion budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, including $200 million in additional funding requests.

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Jacqueline’s report: New program offers free transit for San Diegans leaving foster care

06/28/22

Young adults in or transitioning out of the foster care system in San Diego County will soon be eligible for free public transportation through a new pilot program.

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Damian’s report: New program offers free transit for San Diegans leaving foster care

06/28/22

Young adults who are or have been in foster care can ride buses and trolleys in San Diego County for free starting July 1.

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A Message to Women from Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors

06/24/22

“This is a dark day in our country as constitutionally protected rights that have been in place for almost half a century have been erased.

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San Diego elected officials largely condemn Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade

06/24/22

Elected leaders in San Diego County largely condemned Friday's ruling overturning the federal abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, which puts abortion policy at the discretion of states, many that have restricted and outlawed the procedure in recent months.

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Senior housing under construction on county land in novel partnership

06/24/22

A new affordable housing development for seniors broke ground Thursday on county property in the Linda Vista neighborhood.

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COUNTY BREAKS GROUNDS ON NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SENIORS

06/23/22

A groundbreaking ceremony for Levant Senior Cottages, 126 affordable homes for senior citizens (plus 1 for the manager), took place this morning in San Diego’s Linda Vista neighborhood on County property that once was home to a building that serviced children and families.

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County Breaks Ground for First Affordable Housing Development on Surplus Property

06/23/22

In a first for the County, officials broke ground on a surplus property that will transform an empty lot into a site for low-income affordable housing.

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Construirán más de 100 casas en Linda Vista para ayudar a personas mayores

06/23/22

Más de 100 viviendas asequibles para personas mayores de edad serán acondicionadas en un terreno del Condado de San Diego en Linda Vista.

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San Diego County celebrates Juneteenth

06/18/22

San Diego County communities celebrated Juneteenth over the weekend with events around the region commemorating the freeing of the last group of slaves in Galveston, Texas in 1865.

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New Pilot Program Will Offer Free Transit Passes for Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care

06/17/22

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) approved a new pilot program to offer access to free transit fares for people 18 through 24 who have previously been in and exited the foster care system, or who are currently in Extended Foster Care.

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County raises Juneteenth flag for first time to commemorate holiday

06/17/22

Friday, San Diego County raised a Juneteenth flag for the first time at the administration building downtown in observance of the holiday.

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San Diego County becomes only local government to observe Juneteenth

06/17/22

The Juneteenth flag flew over the San Diego County Administration Center Friday, as all county facilities and offices prepared to close Monday in celebration of the holiday marking the end of slavery.

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Lambda Alpha International Recognizes San Diego City and County Elected Leaders

06/16/22

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the San Diego chapter of LAI (Lambda Alpha International) held its 44th annual Crystal Globe Award and Installation Gala at the Westgate Hotel.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & THE COMMUNITY TO RAISE JUNETEENTH FLAG ON FRIDAY AT COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER FOR FIRST TIME, KICK-OFF WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES

06/15/22

The Juneteenth Flag will be raised at the County Administration Center for the first time in County history on Friday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. during a special ceremony being held on the east plaza of the CAC.

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3-YEAR HOME HARDENING GRANT PROGRAM APPROVED FOR DULZURA, POTRERO & CAMPO

06/14/22

Eligible families living in the areas of Dulzura, Potrero and Campo where wildfires are very prevalent will have an opportunity to applying for up-to $40,000 in home hardening and defensible space improvement grants between 2022 and 2024 from a $24 million pot of money received as part of the California Wildfire Home Hardening Program.

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CHAIR FLETCHER, VICE CHAIR VARGAS’ ARTS & CULTURE COMMISSION ORDINANCE PASSES

06/14/22

Today, the Board of Supervisors unanimously supported Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas’ ordinance to establish a new 13-member San Diego County Arts and Culture Commission.

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MAJORITY OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS SUPPORT SUING GUN MANUFACTURERS

06/14/22

A majority of the five members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted to support the County to explore taking legal action against gun manufacturers, and hold them accountable for unnecessary violence that occurs with their products.

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COUNTY SUPES VOTED TO DEVELOP GOVERNMENT LAND ACTION STRATEGY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION, AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS

06/14/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed a measure to partner with San Diego Foundation (SDF).

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Supervisors Approve County Workforce Recruitment Effort for Neurodiverse Community

06/14/22

County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to recruit “neurodivergent” residents, including those on the autism spectrum, to the county workforce.

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Supervisors OK $24M Wildfire Home Hardening Program for 3 Rural Communities

06/14/22

County supervisors Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of a $24 million grant program in which eligible residents in three communities can apply for funds to help them better protect their homes in wildfire-prone areas.

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County Supervisors move forward on new gun measures

06/14/22

Our Approved Proposal Will Allow San Diego County To Sue Gun Manufacturers

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San Diego County Supervisors Seek Legal Action Against Gun Manufacturers

06/14/22

In the wake of recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, Buffalo and elsewhere, San Diego County supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to seek out policy recommendations that would enable the county to sue gun manufacturers for deaths caused by firearms.

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TWO COUNTY SUPERVISORS WANT COUNTY TO PROACTIVELY SUE GUN MANUFACTURERS

06/13/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisors Terra Lawson Remer want to further strengthen the County of San Diego’s position on protecting residents from unnecessary gun violence by holding gun manufacturers accountable through litigation.

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COUNTY SUPES FLETCHER & VARGAS WANT TO CREATE ARTS & CULTURE COMMISSION

06/09/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas want to reestablish a San Diego County Arts and Culture Commission.

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Supervisors Introduce New Effort to Support Autistic and Neurodivergent Workers

06/09/22

County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chair Nathan Fletcher will introduce a proposal on Tuesday to recruit to the County workforce neurodivergent individuals, including autistic people, and ensure County departments have the proper skills to interview, train, and work with these members of our community.

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SUPERVISORS FLETCHER, LAWSON-REMER & THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION WANT TO CREATE “GOVERNMENT LAND ACTION STRATEGY” FOR REGION, FOUNDATION PLEDGES SEED MONEY

06/03/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) want to work with the 18 incorporated cities, and other government agencies to create a Government Land Action Strategy, to identify government-owned land to build 10,000 affordable homes over the next three-to-five years.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL ROB BONTA GETS UP-CLOSE LOOK AT MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAMS’ SUCCESS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY DURING VISIT WITH CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER

06/01/22

San Diego County Mobile Crisis Response Teams have responded to more than 1,500 calls; and California State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday got an up-close view of this non-law enforcement response to mental health calls when he toured MCRT operations in Mission Valley with Chair Nathan Fletcher of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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NEW SHELTER FOR HOMELESS SAN DIEGANS NOW BEING SET-UP IN MIDWAY DISTRICT

05/31/22

The new Midway District Bridge Shelter that will serve up-to 150 San Diegans experiencing homelessness is now being constructed on a County of San Diego property in the City of San Diego’s Midway District.

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Work begins on ‘a place of healing’ for homeless in Midway

05/31/22

Construction has begun on what will be the city of San Diego’s first homeless shelter to provide 24-hour intakes and a focus on people with mental illness and addictions.

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Construction begins on new Midway bridge shelter for homeless

05/31/22

The development of a new bridge shelter for San Diegans experiencing homelessness is underway in the Midway District with the facility planned to be operational in July.

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Construction begins on new Midway District homeless shelter

05/31/22

Construction began Tuesday on a new homeless shelter in San Diego’s Midway District.

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San Diego County Planning How to Spend $100 Million Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

05/28/22

County elected leaders and behavioral and public health experts Friday set the dates for three future planning sessions to determine how to use expected opioid settlement funds from Purdue Pharma to address opioid use in the county.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & SUPERVISOR ANDERSON ANNOUNCE PLANNING SESSIONS FOR OPIOID SETTLEMENT MONEY

05/27/22

San Diego County is on track to receive upwards of $100 million as part of an opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma as early as this year; so today Chair Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Joel Anderson and County behavioral and public health experts announced three planning sessions to determine how to best use those funds to address the opioid epidemic in San Diego County.

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Leaders pledge millions to fight opioid crisis

05/27/22

San Diego County leaders and health officials are planning to spend millions of dollars to address the local opioid crisis.

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COUNTY, CITY, & STATE OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE USING TREATMENTS FOR COVID-19 AS CASES RISE

05/26/22

San Diego County has one one of the highest vaccination rates for COVID-19 in the country, but right now the numbers of cases are rising, and officials are encouraging San Diegans to take advantage of available treatments.

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As Milestone Nears, Public Reminded of COVID-19 Treatment Options

05/26/22

County health officials urged San Diegans diagnosed with COVID-19 to seek the treatments now available, as they gathered to mark a milestone in fighting the disease.

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The Workforce Partnership to Provide Laptops to Help Young Adults in Their Job Search

05/26/22

To prepare underserved young adults in their search for careers and continuing education, The Conrad Prebys Foundation provided the Workforce Partnership with a $50,000 donation to procure 60 laptops equipped with Microsoft Office for program graduates of the Southeastern San Diego Live Well Career Training (Live Well) program.

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Sen. Dodd: Mobile Pharmacy Van, Medical Equipment Bills Clear Senate

05/26/22

The California Senate has approved two bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, which would improve the lives of the state’s most vulnerable including seniors, the disabled and homeless people by increasing access to medication, treatment and specialized equipment.

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IBEW 569 and Rep. Peters Announces Federal Funds for MTS Zero Emission Bus Project Infrastructure

05/26/22

Today, U.S. Representative Scott Peters(link is external) (CA-52), MTS Board Chair and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, and representatives from IBEW Local 569 and the Environmental Health Coalition highlighted $750,000 in federal funding for the Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) Imperial Avenue Division Zero Emission Bus Project.

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Officials encourage monoclonal treatment for COVID-19 cases

05/26/22

San Diego County has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country, but right now cases are rising. Officials are encouraging San Diegans to take advantage of available treatments.

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County Plans to Open Homeless Tent Shelter at Health Services Complex in the Midway

05/26/22

The regular monthly meeting of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Board, Wednesday May 18 contained two informative presentations, one by by County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the other by District Attorney Summer Stephan. Both were about the homeless issue.

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Morning Report: Supes Vote to Back, Advocate On Newsom’s Reform Proposal

05/25/22

County supervisors on Tuesday voted to endorse Gov. Gavin Newsom’s framework for a new state system to connect vulnerable Californians with serious mental illnesses with court-ordered care.

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San Diego County supervisors back state plan for court-ordered psychiatric care

05/25/22

San Diego County on Tuesday backed a proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom to develop court-ordered treatment plans for people with schizophrenia or other psychotic illnesses.

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Flags lowered to half-staff at County Administration Building after Texas school shooting

05/25/22

Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher Wednesday directed flags at the San Diego County Administration Center to fly at half- staff in honor of the victims of Tuesday's mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.

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San Diego County approves $10M to help cities address homelessness

05/25/22

The San Diego Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a $10 million in one-time grants to help the region combat homelessness and access a state program helping homeless youth.

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Supervisors OK $10M in Grants for Cities, Youth to Address Homelessness

05/25/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday in favor of $10 million in one-time grants to help cities combat homelessness, and for accessing a state program to help homeless youth.

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COUNTY FLYING FLAGS AT HALF STAFF FOR CHILDREN KILLED IN TEXAS, LIGHTING BUILDING ORANGE

05/24/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher has directed flags at the County Administration Center to fly at half staff in honor of the young lives lost during a shooter's rampage at a school in Texas.

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GOVERNOR’S CARE COURT POLICY BACKED BY CHAIR FLETCHER & THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

05/24/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the Board of Supervisors voted to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s CARE Court proposal. After the vote, Chair Fletcher issues the following statement:

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VICE CHAIR VARGAS AND CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER STRENGTHEN COUNTY’S EFFORTS TO PROVIDE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

05/24/22

Vice Chair Nora Vargas and Chair Nathan Fletcher brought forth a new policy to strengthen the County’s efforts and to provide accessible and safe reproductive healthcare by launching a comprehensive assessment and advocating for state legislation and funding for services.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & BOARD TAKE ACTION TO HELP CITIES TACKLE HOMELESSNESS, REDUCE YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

05/24/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the other members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed two actions that will expand the County’s commitment to addressing the homelessness crisis.

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Millions available to help San Diego cities build homeless shelters

05/24/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a $10 million grant program Tuesday to help cities build homeless shelters.

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County supervisors vote to assess and possibly expand access to abortion

05/24/22

San Diego County health officials will study the availability of abortion and other reproductive health care in the county and explore ways to expand those services, following a split vote by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK $10M in Grants to Help Cities Combat Homelessness

05/24/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday in favor of $10 million in one-time grants to help cities combat homelessness, and for accessing a state program to help homeless youth.

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Council declares San Diego `Safe City' for reproductive freedom

05/24/22

The San Diego City Council passed a resolution Tuesday declaring San Diego a "safe city for reproductive freedom and access to abortion," a move supporters believe makes it the first city in the nation to do so.

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CHAIR FLETCHER CALLS CARE COURT & $10M OF GRANT FUNDING FOR SHELTERS ‘NEW TOOLS’ TO FIGHT THE CRISES OF HOMELESSNESS, MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

05/23/22

The County of San Diego under the leadership of San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher is continuing its unprecedented commitment to put more resources into addressing the region's mental health, substance abuse and homelessness crisis.

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County Wins 61 National Achievement Awards for Outstanding Programs

05/23/22

The County of San Diego garnered 61 Achievement Awards this year including a Best in Category nod from the National Association of Counties, which recognizes innovative county government programs.

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GOVERNOR NEWSOM APPOINTS JASON PAGUIO TO CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN AFFAIRS

05/23/22

The Asian Business Association San Diego (ABASD) is pleased to announce that our President & CEO Jason Paguio has been appointed to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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San Diego County supervisors consider $2.76 billion budget for health care, social services

05/23/22

San Diego County supervisors are considering a $2.76 billion spending plan for health, homelessness and social services that would add new behavioral health services, fund homeless shelters and develop affordable housing.

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CARE COURT, WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & $10M FOR HOMELESS SHELTERS ON BOARD SUPERVISORS AGENDA FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

05/22/22

Women’s reproductive health, Governor Gavin Newsom’s CARE Court proposal, and funding to address youth homelessness and the $10 million for grants to help cities build shelters and safe parking lots are some of the policies on the agenda at the Board of Supervisors meetings on Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25.

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NEW PARK OPENS IN SPRING VALLEY WITH COMMUNITY GARDEN, PLAY AREA, EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AND MORE

05/22/22

On Friday, May 13th, the grand opening of the Ildica County Park located at 8604 Ildica St. in Spring Valley took place.

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FREE COLLEGE, CAREER & BASIC NEEDS FAIR FOR STUDENTS & ADULTS ON SATURDAY, MAY 21 HOSTED BY CHAIR FLETCHER & AVENUES FOR SUCCESS AT HERBERT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL

05/18/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher during his 2022 State of San Diego County Address discussed preparing our next generation workforce to be able to support their families, and he has partnered with Avenues for Success, Hoover High School and the Social Justice Academy with funding from the San Diego Foundation to host The Village United: a college and career fair that will feature workshops and basic needs resources for high school students, and adult members of the San Diego County community.

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CHAIR FLETCHER RELEASES BUDGET MESSAGE ON EVE OF COUNTY BUDGET HEARINGS

05/18/22

Detailed presentations about the recommended County of San Diego 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Budget will be delivered on Thursday, May 19 and Friday May 20 starting at 9:00 a.m. both days.

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All Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Refer Calls to County Mobile Crisis Response Teams

05/13/22

County behavioral health officials, law enforcement representatives and community partners today announced all of the region’s 911 dispatchers have signed on to a memorandum of understanding to refer certain mental health calls to the County’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams.

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1,200+ PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELPED BY MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAMS SO FAR

05/12/22

All 11 law enforcement agencies in the San Diego County region now will refer mental health crisis calls that come into 911 to a County-sponsored Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT).

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All County law enforcement now able to refer to Mobile Crisis Response Team

05/12/22

All 11 law enforcement agencies in the San Diego County region will now be able to refer mental health crisis calls that come into 911 to a county-sponsored Mobile Crisis Response Team, it was announced Thursday.

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All County Law Enforcement Now Able to Refer to Mobile Crisis Response Teams

05/12/22

All 11 law enforcement agencies in the San Diego County region will now be able to refer mental health crisis calls that come into 911 to a county-sponsored Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT), it was announced Thursday.

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UNION LEADERS EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR SUBCONTRACTOR TRANSPARENCY ORDINANCE COUNTY PASSED AFTER 2ND READING AT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

05/11/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today passed two separate ordinances about subcontractor transparency, after the to increase the amount of information contractors provide about the subcontractors they use on their projects in unincorporated areas of the County.

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COUNTY SUPPORTS YOUTH OPPORTUNITY PASSES WITH $1.5 MILLION

05/10/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and his colleagues on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today passed Vice Chair Nora Vargas’ policy to allocate $1.5 million in County resources to support Youth Opportunity Pass Pilot Program. After the vote, Chair Fletcher issued the following statement:

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COUNTY ACCEPTS $1M FEDERAL APPROPRIATION TO EXPAND CHILD CARE CAPACITY IN SAN DIEGO, ONE DAY AFTER 400 DAY CARE CENTERS IN 27 STATES CLOSED FOR NATIONAL PROTEST

05/10/22

A day after hundreds of daycare centers in 27 states closed due to a National Day Without Child Care, Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the other members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today authorized accepting $1,000,000 in federal appropriations, secured by U.S. Representative Sara Jacobs, to create a childcare expansion fund to help small child care entities, both center-based and home-based, make acquisitions and capital improvements to expand the number of San Diego families they can serve.

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San Diego County votes to accept funding for child care centers

05/10/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to accept $1 million in federal funds for child care providers.

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Supervisors unanimously accept $1M in federal funds for child care centers

05/10/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to unanimously accept $1 million in federal funds obtained by Rep. Sara Jacobs through the Small Business Administration’s annual funding bill.

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Supervisors vote to accept funding for child care centers

05/10/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Thursday to accept $1 million in federal funds for child care providers.

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CHAIR FLETCHER ACTIVATES THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO’S STANDARD MOA WITH 18 CITIES TO PROVIDE HOMELESS SUPPORT SERVICES, NOW UP TO CITIES TO SIGN IT

05/09/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today shared details of the Standard Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) the County is ready to execute between the 18 incorporated cities, during the Regional Task Force on Homelessness’ Intergovernmental Roundtable Meeting.

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San Diego County leaders discuss plans for $10M to help cities to create new shelters

05/09/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Monday shared details of the Standard Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) the County is ready to execute between the 18 incorporated cities for homeless services, during the Regional Task Force on Homelessness’ Intergovernmental Roundtable Meeting.

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San Diego County wants to expand homeless services to cities throughout the region

05/09/22

San Diego County Chairman of Supervisors Nathan Fletcher has a proposal for city leaders countywide: You provide the shelter space and the county will offer onsite mental health services and public benefits assistance.

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County sweetens deal, offers services to cities that open homeless shelters

05/09/22

Any San Diego County city that opens a new homeless shelter will be provided with various county-funded services under a memorandum of understanding proposed Monday.

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San Diego County's New Movement on Mending the Homeless Crisis

05/09/22

“The situation on the streets demands that we continue to look for every possible way we can get more shelter facilities up, more safe parking, more safe camping and we can do it much faster,” County Supervisor, Nathan Fletcher, said Monday in a meeting with city representatives.

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County leaders announce plan to help cities with homeless services

05/09/22

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher shared details on the standard Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the region’s cities for homeless services, making $10 million in grants available to cities to kick-start their efforts.

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FLETCHER: COUNTY BUDGET REFLECTS CHANGE SET OUT TO ACHIEVE 4 YEARS AGO

05/05/22

Since 2019, Chair Nathan Fletcher has been fighting to ensure San Diego County’s annual budget reflects the progressive values that put people before profits, and while there has been incremental progress every year since, the new $7.15 billion fiscal year 2022-2023 budget is “the best recommended budget” presented since he joined the Board of Supervisors.

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Electric Bus Milestone – Construction Begins on Large Scale Charging System in South Bay

05/05/22

The San Diego Metropolitan System (MTS) is bringing the latest charging technology and most innovative solutions for zero-emission buses in the region.

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County and City Leaders Ready to Respond Together to Disasters

05/04/22

Leaders from the County and City of San Diego met Wednesday at the County Emergency Operations Center to highlight collaboration and cooperation in responding to regional disasters.

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County of San Diego’s Recruitment of People with Developmental Disabilities for Paid Internships was a Success

05/04/22

The County of San Diego in partnership with PRIDE Industries, the nation’s leading employer of people with disabilities, on Tuesday hosted its “Jay’s Program” recruitment event to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities for six-month, part-time, paid internship opportunities with County of San Diego departments.

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County Probation Opens Community Office in North Park

05/03/22

The San Diego County Probation Department celebrated the opening of a new Community Support Office in North Park on Tuesday.

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CHAIR FLETCHER: DRAFT SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ROE V. WADE IS WRONGHEADED, REGRESSIVE

05/02/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, released the following statement, after several news outlets reported a draft, previously unreleased majority U.S. Supreme Court opinion of Roe v. Wade says they will overturn the 1973 decision.

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COUNTY INCREASES SUBCONTRACTOR TRANSPARENCY WITH UPDATED ORDINANCES

04/27/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today approved additions to two separate ordinances that were made to increase the amount of information contractors provide about the subcontractors they use on their projects in unincorporated areas of the County.

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COUNTY WILL PURCHASE TWIN ENGINE HELICOPTER TO FIGHT FIRES

04/26/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support his policy for the County to purchase a twin-engine helicopter to support wildfire preparedness and prevention.

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COUNTY TO JOIN GROUP PURSUING HOMEKEY FUNDS, COMMITS $11M FOR DEVELOPMENT

04/26/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a measure to enter into a joint agreement with the San Diego Housing Commission, PATH Ventures and the City of San Diego to apply for approximately $12 million of State of California Homekey funding to develop 40 permanent supportive housing units in the City of San Diego, to be located in the El Cerrito community.

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SUPERVISORS VOTE 5-0 TO USE COUNTY PROPERTY FOR ASYLEE SHELTER

04/26/22

Today, by a vote of 5-0, the Board of Supervisors agreed to identify and use a County property as a temporary shelter for migrant families and seek State and Federal reimbursements for services delivered at the shelter.

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BODY-WORN CAMERAS WILL NOW BE WORN BY ALL DEPUTIES IN COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO JAILS & DETENTION FACILITIES, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE PROCUREMENT

04/26/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s request to expand its body-worn camera program to all deputies in detention facilities.

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COUNTY PROCEEDS WITH VEGETATION MANAGEMENT & PROCUREMENT OF FIRE RETARDANT

04/26/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved a policy to allow for the procurement of an environmentally-safe fire retardant to be use for roadside vegetation, and approved the County’s updated Roadside Vegetation Management for Evacuation Preparedness Program. Chair Fletcher released the following statement:

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COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INVOLVED WITH 44 HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, 3,390 UNITS EXPECTED TO SERVE 6,780 SAN DIEGANS

04/26/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted to authorize $12 million of funding to provide permanent supportive housing for low-income families at-risk of becoming homeless, pursue additional funding opportunities and approve an update on the progress the County’s making to build more affordable housing in San Diego County.

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San Diego County supervisors OK shelter policy for asylum seekers

04/26/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a temporary shelter policy to handle asylum-seekers who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border asking for humanitarian protection.

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CLEAR Launches Expedited Lanes at San Diego International Airport

04/26/22

As airports across the country experience a surge in passengers, CLEAR (NYSE: YOU) today announced the launch of its expedited lanes in Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport (SAN).

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San Diego County supervisors vote to designate new migrant shelter

04/26/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to identify county property to use for a migrant shelter.

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SUPERVISORS FLETCHER & VARGAS WANT COUNTY TO BE PREPARED FOR TERMINATION OF TITLE 42

04/25/22

With Title 42 scheduled to be terminated on May 23 of this year, San Diego County is making preparations to accept Asylum Seekers who arrive at the U.S. – Mexico border asking for humanitarian protection.

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Housing for the Homeless, Purchasing a Twin Engine Helicopter and a New Migrant Shelter are up for a vote on April 26 & 27 Board of Supervisors Agenda

04/22/22

Wildfire mitigation programs, a proposal to dedicate $11 million for a 40 unit a housing development for the unsheltered, a new twin engine fire fighting helicopter, and a shelter for asylum seekers are some of the items set to be discussed at the upcoming Board of Supervisors meetings on Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27.

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Fletcher, others discuss ways to address county homeless issue

04/22/22

Homelessness continues to be an ongoing issue throughout San Diego County, including in Lemon Grove.

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CITY AND COUNTY PARTNER ON PROJECT TO CREATE 40 NEW SUPPORTIVE HOMES FOR UNSHELTERED SAN DIEGANS

04/21/22

Continuing their ongoing partnership in addressing San Diego’s homelessness crisis, Mayor Todd Gloria and County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher today announced that the City of San Diego, the San Diego Housing Commission and the County of San Diego will apply for state funding under Project Homekey to finance a development that will result in 40 new permanent supportive apartments in El Cerrito for San Diegans experiencing chronic homelessness.

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40-unit project for homeless people planned for Mid-City

04/21/22

With a building plan already in place, city and county officials in San Diego are applying for $12 million in state Project Homekey funding to help construct a 40-unit apartment building and medical clinic in El Cerrito that would provide housing for people experiencing or facing homelessness.

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New development will bring 40 units for San Diego homeless

04/21/22

A new development targeted to house the region’s homeless could see an added funding boost with an application announced Thursday by city and county leaders.

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City, County To Seek State Homeless Housing Money After Initial Whiff

04/21/22

The city and county are preparing to apply for state homeless housing funds after missing an initial deadline for roughly $61 million reserved for the San Diego region.

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CHAIR FLETCHER TO PARTICIPATE IN COUNTY’S HOMELESS OUTREACH IN LEMON GROVE ON THURSDAY, AND A HOMELESSNESS PANEL DISCUSSION AT LEMON GROVE LIBRARY

04/20/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, will be in the City of Lemon Grove on Thursday, April 21 to take part in the County’s homeless outreach activities at a known encampment area, and speak during a panel discussion hosted by the East County Homeless Task Force and Thrive Lemon Grove in partnership with the City of Lemon Grove.

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Tiny Gardens distributed for the second year in Linda Vista & City Heights

04/20/22

This is the second year Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista has provided Tiny Gardens to the community.

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Bayside Community Center hands out tiny garden bags to families

04/20/22

Wednesday, the Bayside Community Center gave out free tiny garden bags to 100 families in Linda Vista and City Heights.

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Tiny Gardens distributed for the second year in Linda Vista & City Heights

04/20/22

This is the second year Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista has provided Tiny Gardens to the community.

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SD Foundation Earmarks $10M for Affordable Housing

04/19/22

This is the second year Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista has provided Tiny Gardens to the community.

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County considers buying new $16M firefighting helicopter

04/19/22

San Diego County Supervisor Board Chair Nathan Fletcher says he will ask fellow supervisors to approve the purchase of a new twin-engine firefighting helicopter, expected to cost $16 million.

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CHAIR FLETCHER TO DISTRIBUTE TINY GARDENS IN LINDA VISTA & CITY HEIGHTS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

04/18/22

Tiny Gardens for growing vegetables will be assembled and distributed by Chair Nathan Fletcher of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in partnership with Bayside Community Center and New Roots Community Farm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

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Join Chair Fletcher for the 2022 Tiny Garden Distribution

04/15/22

This Earth Month, Chair Nathan Fletcher is highlighting the important linkages between healthy food systems and environmental justice.

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CHAIR FLETCHER BACKS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S ACTIONS AGAINST GHOST GUNS

04/11/22

Earlier today, President Joe Biden announced he is taking action to address the proliferation of untraceable “ghost guns” across the United States.

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San Diego-Area Elected Officials Applaud Biden’s New ‘Ghost Gun’ Rules

04/11/22

President Joe Biden Monday announced measures intended to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” — drawing praise from San Diego City Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert and county Board of Supervisors chair Nathan Fletcher, following similar actions taken by the city and county in recent months.

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Opinion: In addition to books, Californians can now use library cards to check out state parks

04/08/22

Parks have always had broad appeal, and a state Parks and Recreation Commission’s mission statement emphasizes the need to ensure low-income communities “the same access to healthful outdoor settings, well-maintained facilities and professionally competent programs as are enjoyed by all other Californians.”

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San Diego County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition encourages residents to claim credits before April 18 deadline

04/08/22

With the tax deadline emerging on April 18, United Way of San Diego County and 211 San Diego, in partnership with the Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition encourage low and moderate-income individuals and families that qualify to claim tax credit before its too late.

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Supervisors OK Nearly $12M in Federal Funds For Homeless in San Diego County

04/06/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to receive almost $12 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development department to help homeless people or those at risk of being homeless.

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Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Foster Veteran Entrepreneurship

04/06/22

U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced legislation to foster veteran entrepreneurship by expanding veterans’ eligibility for the self-employment portion, or “track,” of the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SECURES $12M FROM U.S. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO KEEP PEOPLE HOUSED

04/05/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted to receive nearly $12 million from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support individuals at risk of or are unsheltered with homelessness prevention.

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PROGRESS CONTINUES WITH THE CREATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROGRAM FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY

04/05/22

Earlier this year Chair Nathan Fletcher’s policy to reduce the proliferation of ghost guns and require the use of safe gun storage devices took effect; and today the Board of Supervisors accepted an update on the third policy in the package, to create a community-informed gun violence reduction program in San Diego County.

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Supervisors Approve Nearly $12M in Federal Funds for Unsheltered San Diegans

04/05/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to receive almost $12 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development department to help homeless people, or those at risk of being homeless.

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MOBILE PHARMACY VANS BILL MOVE TO NEXT STEPS IN PROCESS

04/04/22

Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would authorize the creation of mobile pharmacy vans to bring medication and counseling to California’s hard-to-reach communities, improving health for homeless people and many others who have inadequate access to care.

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Transcript of The 2022 State of San Diego County Address

03/30/22

On Tuesday, March 29, Chair Nathan Fletcher delivered his second State of San Diego County Address. Continue reading to see the entire speech and read a written version.

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Opinion: State of San Diego County speech focuses on health, homelessness, housing ... and hiking?!

03/30/22

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher delivered an upbeat, ambitious State of the County speech on Tuesday night. There were a lot of proposals to like, and one specific idea that a lot of people could really love.

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Fletcher Pledges Action on Big County Challenges

03/30/22

Nathan Fletcher, chair of the county Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday urged San Diegans to come together to attack the region’s foremost challenges during the county’s big annual speech.

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Father Joe’s Villages Praises Supervisor’s Homeless Proposals

03/30/22

Father Joe’s Villages Wednesday announced its support for measures proposed by Supervisor Nathan’s Fletcher during the annual State of San Diego County speech.

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SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER DELIVERS MESSAGE OF UNITY & ACTION DURING 2ND ADDRESS, OUTLINES NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS, OFFER CHILDCARE & SUPPORT FAMILIES

03/29/22

Tonight Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, delivered an inspiring message of unity, progress, and commitment to tackling the region's greatest challenges while never losing sight of the goal to build a better, brighter future that San Diego’s working families deserve.

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Fletcher announces initiatives to tackle homelessness, mental health, with $10M in grants for cities

03/29/22

New initiatives to fight homelessness and addiction, boost housing and improve childcare are on the horizon for San Diego County next year, Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said in his State of the County speech Tuesday.

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COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO READY TO HELP UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

03/24/22

The County of San Diego has been helping refugees evacuated from Afghanistan since August, and with today’s announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, Chair Nathan Fletcher released the following statement:

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DATE SET FOR 2022 STATE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADDRESS, MULTIPLE WAYS TO WATCH

03/23/22

San Diego County Board Supervisors’ Chair Nathan Fletcher will deliver his second State of San Diego County Address on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, with the live broadcast beginning at 6:10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER ISSUES STATEMENT ON INTERIM SHERIFF APPOINTMENT

03/22/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today selected Anthony Ray as Interim Sheriff for the remainder of 2022. Chair Nathan Fletcher issued the following statement after today’s selection:

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San Diego Legislative Leaders Introduce Legislation to Address Inmate Safety and Prevent Deaths of Individuals in Custody

03/18/22

Today, Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) was joined by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Chris Ward, Clovis Honore representing the San Diego Racial Justice Coalition and the North County Equity and Justice Coalition, David Lagstein representing SEIU Local 221, and Mr. A.C. Mills, who shared the story about his son Kevin Mills who died while in custody at the San Diego County Central Jail, to announce the introduction of Assembly Bill 2343, the Saving Lives in Custody Act.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY VOTE TO SUPPORT GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM’S GAS TAX REBATE PROPOSAL

03/15/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, voted to support the tax rebate proposal of Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Board Passes Policy to Address Deaths in County Jails

03/15/22

Chair Fletcher co-docketed the board letter and provided the following reaction to the vote:

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Local lawmakers claim hundreds of millions for military, local projects

03/15/22

San Diego’s Congressional delegation and other lawmakers secured $107 million for local community projects and $127 million for local military and veteran projects as part of the massive federal spending bill federal lawmakers passed last week, officials announced.

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Jail Audit & Interim Sheriff Interviews, Regional Decarbonization & Funding for Increased Voting on March 15 & 16 Board of Supervisors Agenda

03/14/22

he state audit of County jails, funding to support better voter accessibility, interviews with candidates for the interim County Sheriff, and an update on the regional decarbonization plan are some of the items set to be discussed at the upcoming Board of Supervisors meetings on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16.

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MTS Approves New Affordable Housing Development in South Bay

03/11/22

Families in South Bay will soon have more affordable housing options. The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors voted to enter an agreement with Affirmed Housing Group to build 100 affordable apartments units near the Beyer Boulevard Trolley Station.

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9 Surplus County & MTS Properties Now Available for Affordable Housing Development

03/07/22

Nathan Fletcher, who serves as Chair of the County Board of Supervisors and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), today announced both entities now have 9 surplus properties totaling more than 13 acres of real estate available to develop affordable housing.

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San Diego County, MTS put up surplus land for affordable housing

03/07/22

County and transportation officials announced Monday they have identified nine more properties where developers can begin building affordable housing.

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SD Workforce Partnership Receives $400,000 Grant for Healthcare Pilot Programs

03/07/22

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation awarded the San Diego Workforce Partnership a $400,000 grant to pilot programs that “provide underrepresented and low-income workers with support in launching meaningful careers in the healthcare industry,” it was announced Monday.

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Opinion: Mental illness gets focus it needs with proactive San Diego County program, state proposal

03/04/22

The problems and perils of expecting law enforcement officers to be society’s point persons for people with mental illness have long been obvious. The Treatment Advocacy Center’s research showed that those with untreated mental illness were 16 times more likely to be killed during a police encounter than other civilians.

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What It Means to Declare COVID Misinformation a Health Crisis

03/04/22

San Diego County, Calif., declared COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis last August. This initiative, which was inspired by advice from the U.S. surgeon general, has focused on sending out accurate information and addressing untruths.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER SUPPORTS THE GOVERNOR’S CARE COURT

03/03/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s California CARE Court Plan, issued the following statement:

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CHAIR FLETCHER, OTHER SUPERVISORS TO BRING NEW DOULA PROGRAM TO SAN DIEGO COUNTY

03/01/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed Chair Nathan Fletcher’s policy by a vote of 4 to 0 to create a Doula Pilot Program to support the perinatal needs of underserved San Diego County parents.

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COUNTY SAN DIEGO TURNS SURPLUS LAND INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

03/01/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today designated three county-owned properties – totaling approximately four acres – as “surplus land” to be marketed as sites for affordable housing.

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Statement: State Taking Step in Right Direction on Student Masking

02/28/22

The State of California’s strategy to lift student masking requirements is a safe and responsible step in the right direction.

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No guns, no badges, no sirens. County reimagines response to mental health calls

02/27/22

A man in the throes of a panic attack called 911 from his Chula Vista apartment on a recent morning. It’s the kind of call police officers would usually go to. Instead, the Chula Vista Police Department forwarded the call to Lauren Muecke, who works for the county’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams.

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Statement from Chair Nathan Fletcher: Chelsea’s Light Foundation Winding Down Operations

02/25/22

You may have seen the release from the Chelsea’s Light Foundation saying they are winding down operations, and as the author of the bill while in the California State Assembly, below is a statement from Chair Nathan Fletcher.

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MTS bus, trolley ridership trending upward as Omicron surge wanes

02/25/22

Sharp declines in transit use triggered by COVID-19 appear to be reversing course as the Omicron variant wanes and San Diegans slowly return to offices, schools and other in-person settings.

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Supporting working families, micro-businesses and visiting La Mesa landmarks

02/25/22

Since I wrote my first column for La Mesa Courier, the Board of Supervisors has advanced several measures to support young people who want to turn their lives around and provide financial support to struggling micro businesses. I also made another visit to La Mesa and had an opportunity to meet some great people.

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SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER SUPPORTS THE CALIFORNIA SMARTER PLAN

02/17/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s California SMARTER Plan, issued the following statement:

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MTS Social Equity Listening Tour to Increase Equity Infrastructure in Transit System

02/16/22

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors approved a new one-year contract with Pueblo Planning, a social justice participatory planning and design firm, to help identify equity transportation priorities among MTS riders and community members.

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San Diego County rolls out mental health crisis team

02/16/22

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 US adults experience mental illness and 1 in 20 experience serious mental illness. It's not a new problem but San Diego County may have a new solution to help.

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MTS break ground on 100% affordable housing project at Grantville Trolley Station

02/14/22

A split county Board of Supervisors has approved rules to streamline development in certain unincorporated areas with the potential for public transit.

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MTS and Affirmed Housing Celebrate Groundbreaking on Critical, Affordable, Transit-Oriented Housing Development

02/14/22

Affirmed Housing, a leading provider of affordable housing throughout California, in collaboration with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), announced the groundbreaking of ShoreLINE, a new, 100% affordable, transit-oriented development located at the Grantville Trolley Station on Alvarado Canyon Road.

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New county rules to encourage home building in unincorporated ‘villages’ near transit

02/12/22

A split county Board of Supervisors has approved rules to streamline development in certain unincorporated areas with the potential for public transit.

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‘Microbusinesses’ Could Receive $2,500 COVID-19 Relief Grants

02/12/22

“MICROBUSINESSES” across San Diego County hurt by COVID-19 could soon be getting $2,500 boosts after County supervisors approved a grant program on Tuesday, February 8 funded in part by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.

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Safe Gun Storage Ordinance Takes Effect February 25

02/11/22

The County of San Diego ordinance requiring that all guns be safely stored takes effect Feb. 25, 2022. It requires all guns in homes or structures near a home to either be secured with a trigger lock or be locked away in a container.

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San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, Local Organizations Announce Opening of New Program to Provide Portside Community Residents with Air Purifiers and Indoor Air Monitors

02/10/22

Local leaders from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), County of San Diego, Port of San Diego, and Environmental Health Coalition, announced the launch of the Portside Air Quality Improvement and Relief (“PAIR”) Program at Cesar Chavez Park.

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Grand Opening Celebrates More Than 400 New Affordable Rental Apartments for Households with Low Income in East Village

02/10/22

Joseph and his 7-year-old daughter are among the hundreds of San Diegans for whom a new affordable housing development in East Village, which celebrated its grand opening today, will provide a life-changing opportunity to restore their quality of life in a stable home of their own, developed with support from the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).

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St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa Brings 400 Affordable Housing Units Downtown

02/10/22

A new affordable housing community in East Village officially opened today in downtown San Diego with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration. Father Joe’s Villages St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa is a 14-story tower at 14th and Commercial streets.

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I am proud to now represent the Jewel of the Hills

02/10/22

I am excited to be La Mesa’s new representative on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. As your elected County Supervisor, it’s my job to make sure the County of San Diego is working for you. The last few years have certainly been tough, but I am ready to look ahead with some optimism that things are getting better!

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Chair Fletcher & Board of Supervisors Take Action to Build Housing and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

02/09/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and his colleagues on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, by a vote of 3-2, passed a measure to accelerate new housing development in key growth areas, and permanently exempt affordable housing development from Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) costs throughout the unincorporated region, and bring the county into compliance with state environmental and land use laws.

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$3.875M FOR MICRO BIZ GRANTS APPROVED BY CHAIR FLETCHER, BOARD OF SUPES

02/08/22

Today, Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved $3.875 million in funds to help 1,550 microbusinesses with fewer than five full-time employees have faced historic barriers to accessing capital.

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County supervisors vote for ‘safe’ phase-out of school mask mandate

02/08/22

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to ask the state Department of Public Health for a “safe and responsible path” toward phasing out pandemic-related mask requirements for school children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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EAST COUNTY TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN THE NEXT YEAR

02/08/22

In a momentous vote on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Board of Supervisors received an update on, and unanimously approved actions related to, compassionate emergency solutions and pathways to housing for people experiencing homelessness.

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Chair Fletcher & Supervisor Lawson-Remer Successful in Passage of New Working Families Ordinance

02/08/22

Today, the San Diego County of Board of Supervisors passed a Working Families Ordinance by a vote of 3-2. The policy to create the ordinance was originally introduced by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chair Nathan Fletcher in July 2021.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER PREVIEWS FEB 8 & 9 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS

02/07/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today released a brief video preview of the agenda items for Tuesday, February 8, and Wednesday, February 9 Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Happy to continue serving the Uptown community

02/04/22

As you are probably aware, redistricting recently took place and in San Diego County there are about one million residents who now have a new County Supervisor representing them. I now represent some new communities, but I am pleased that I can continue to serve you, the residents of San Diego, and particularly the Uptown neighborhoods.

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CHAIR FLETCHER RESPONDS TO STATE AUDIT OF SHERIFF DEPARTMENT JAILS

02/03/22

The State of California today released an audit about deaths inside San Diego County Sheriff Department Jails, it was initiated by California State lawmakers.

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100 Affordable Housing Units Coming to San Marcos

02/01/22

One hundred more affordable housing units for low-income people and families are coming to San Marcos, thanks to the County and Affirmed Housing.

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County opens new Youth Transition Campus

01/28/22

A new Youth Transition Campus designed to be more homelike than a traditional detention facility is now open, the county announced Friday.

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New Youth Transition Campus Completed

01/28/22

A new Youth Transition Campus, designed to be less like an outdated correctional facility and more like a therapeutic, rehabilitative campus, is complete in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

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Community gardens to get $7 million from county

01/27/22

Community gardens will get $7 million toward their operations, after the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend that amount on local food projects.

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San Diego supervisors explore how they can cut traffic while adding more homes

01/27/22

Facing the combined challenges of climate change and a housing shortage, the County Board of Supervisors Wednesday considered plans to encourage new home development while reducing the number of vehicle trips by residents.

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Section of Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego to turn into sports park

01/27/22

A section of the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego is set to undergo a makeover.

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Excitement swirls around Waterfront Park's coming attractions

01/27/22

Waterfront Park has received several makeovers over the years. Now the northeast corner of the park will get its own transformation into a sports park.

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Supervisors Approve Plan to Preserve Future of San Pasqual Academy

01/27/22

The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Tuesday to continue operations at the San Pasqual Academy, as a way to transition it into a multipurpose campus for foster youth.

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Inter-Con Security Officers Begin Patrol at MTS Transit Stations

01/26/22

After a national search to find the right security firm to continue improving the approach to security and enforcement, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has been onboarding security officers from Inter-Con.

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CHAIR FLETCHER’S PUSH TO OPEN MORE COMMUNITY GARDENS COUNTYWIDE IS PASSED

01/25/22

San Diego County residents will soon have a greater opportunity to grow fresh vegetables and fruits in their neighborhood. Today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 in favor of using $7 million in federal funds to provide grants to nonprofits for community gardens and food production projects.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER SUPPORTS COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE EXTENSION FOR CALIFORNIANS, APPLAUDS MOVE BY STATE LEADERSHIP

01/25/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors was excited for workers that Governor Gavin Newsom and Legislature reached an agreement on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and released the following statement:

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Serve As Many Foster Youth As Allowable, Says Chair Fletcher

01/25/22

Today’s action advances our clear commitment to providing more foster care services on the San Pasqual site.

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For the first time, a woman will lead San Diego County Probation Department

01/24/22

A little more than half of California’s probation officers are women. But no women have held the top probation job in San Diego County. Until now.

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Sen. Dodd Introduces Mobile Pharmacy Van Bill

01/24/22

Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that would authorize the creation of mobile pharmacy vans to bring medication and counseling to California’s hard-to-reach communities, improving health for homeless people and many others who have inadequate access to care.

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San Diego receiving federal funding for new electric-vehicle charging stations

01/24/22

More than $7 billion in federal funding has been allocated to build electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the next five years.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER PREVIEWS JAN. 25 & 26 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS

01/21/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today released a brief video preview of the agenda items for Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 27 Board of Supervisors meeting.

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CHAIR FLETCHER WILL CALL SPECIAL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING TO APPOINT INTERIM SHERIFF IN MARCH, WILL NOT SUPPORT A PERSON RUNNING FOR SHERIFF

01/19/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, will call a special meeting of the Supervisors in March – after the election filing deadline – to consider an Interim Sheriff to serve the remainder of Sheriff Bill Gore’s term.

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Sheriff Bill Gore announces early retirement, starting next month

01/19/22

Sheriff Bill Gore announced Wednesday that he is retiring several months earlier than expected, bringing his 51-year career in law enforcement — including more than 12 as the head of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department — to a close.

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