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Adding Satellite Locations is the Right Move

11/04/19

Ensuring voter access to the ballot in elections and majority rule are hallmarks of our system of our government.

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Low-Income San Diegans to Receive Funding to Buy Electric Vehicles Thanks to Supervisor Fletcher

10/30/19

Low income San Diegans will soon have a reason to get rid of their old gas guzzler and replace it with a low or zero emission vehicle thanks to a proposal Supervisor Nathan Fletcher brought forward on Wednesday.

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County Moves Forward With Plan for Behavioral Health Hubs

10/29/19

“It’s not just one new facility or another facility, it is a reimagining of the entire system,” said County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who persuaded the county to proceed with a new multi-service hub in Hillcrest on a plot once eyed for condos.

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Supporting Military Spouses Working at the County

10/29/19

Today’s action taken by the Board will provide military spouses with the same vacation accrual rate as when they left the County.

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Board of Supervisors Votes to Partner with Health Systems on Central Region Behavioral Health Hub

10/29/19

The Board of Supervisors today voted to accept the feasibility report on the Central Behavioral Health Hub.

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Conservatorship is a tool, but we must continue with other efforts

10/29/19

Conservatorship is a tool, but we must continue with other efforts

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UC San Diego Health & Scripps Health Partner for Supervisor Fletcher's Regional Behavioral Health Hub

10/28/19

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today announced the dilapidated County property at 4307 Third Avenue in Hillcrest has been deemed appropriate to build his vision for a Central Region Behavioral Health Hub and that UC San Diego Health and Scripps Health are working on a partnership agreement with the County of San Diego to jointly invest and provides services at the site.

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Supervisor Fletcher's Roadmap Charts New Direction for Electric Vehicles in San Diego County

10/16/19

The Supervisors Electric vehicle plan increases County EV Fleet 10 fold, install more charging infrastructure, and incentivizes purchases

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County Approves Community Choice Energy, but Waits to Join JPA

10/15/19

The Board of Supervisors took action that sets us on the path of energy choice for residents in unincorporated areas of the County.

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Board of Supervisors Acts to Address Public Health Crisis Caused By Vaping Products

10/15/19

Supervisor Fletcher and his colleagues move to address public health crisis of vaping.

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Politically Speaking: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Gives County Assessment

10/12/19

NBC 7's Alex Presha invites Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to discuss the county progress.

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Nathan Fletcher takes over as head of San Diego MTS board, vows to fight for transit upgrades

10/10/19

County Supervisors Nathan Fletcher took over as head of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors on Thursday.

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New Transit Leadership Takes Reigns at MTS

10/10/19

In a unanimous vote today, the San Diego County Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board of directors elected San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to a two-year term as chairperson.

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The County of San Diego is Evaluating Conservatorship

10/08/19

We must seriously scrutinize every viable option to help address the homeless epidemic in San Diego and throughout California.

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Supervisors Nathan Fletcher, Dianne Jacob Call for Crackdown on Vaping Products, E-Cigarettes

09/30/19

Alarmed by a spike in vaping-related illnesses and deaths, county Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Nathan Fletcher today called for a crackdown on products associated with vaping.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Selected for Nationally Recognized ‘Civil Society Fellowship’

09/26/19

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher has been selected to join a distinguished group of leaders from across the United States as a member of the Civil Society Fellowship: A Partnership of ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and the Aspen Institute.

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Local government spend million caring for migrant dumped by Trump’s Border Patrol

09/24/19

Excerpts from USA Today article: A USA TODAY review of dozens of communities along the border – and some far from it – shows that local governments have spent at least $7 million over the past year to care for thousands of undocumented migrants released after being detained by the federal government. Leaders in those communities say it's their moral responsibility to care for migrants who are often sick from their time in Border Patrol facilities, exhausted from their journey and usually out of money.

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Line-Up for Clean Air Day in San Diego Announced

09/23/19

San Diego County elected leaders and community advocates are raising awareness about the importance of improving air quality by recognizing October 2 as ‘Clean Air Day’ and hosting events to promote the statewide ‘Clean Air Day ‘of Action spearheaded by the Coalition for Clean Air.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Votes No on the Tropical Forest Standard

09/19/19

I am gravely concerned about the loss of our tropical forests and the resulting impact on global greenhouse gas emissions. However, I am not convinced that the economic assumptions behind the Tropical Forest Standard will yield actual results.

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to Trump Revoking California’s Waiver to set greenhouse gas emissions and zero-emissions standards

09/18/19

A petty and petulant President is not only attacking California environmental standards, but the auto manufacturing industry that supports our efforts. This is all a Trump driven effort to increase greenhouse gas emission, gasoline consumption and air pollution--it makes no sense.

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What San Diego County is doing to prevent suicide by first responders

09/17/19

More first responders lose their lives to suicide than in the line of duty. We’re doing something about it. Last week, our country remembered the first responders and innocent Americans who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America.

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White House report urges deregulation to reduce homelessness

09/17/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union Tribune article: County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a member of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, blasted the report.

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Board Approves Free, Confidential Mental Health Services for First Responders

09/10/19

Excerpts from NBC 7 San Diego story: The County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a program that would provide free and confidential mental health services to San Diego's first responders.

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County supervisors greenlight mental health program for first responders

09/10/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: On Tuesday the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously backed a proposal creating a new behavioral health program that will provide confidential mental health services to all first responders in the county, even if they are retired.

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Board Approves Tri-City Deal

09/10/19

This action to bring back mental health services at Tri-City hospital, that have been offline for almost a year, is a step in the right direction. However, we have a long way to go in order to ensure we build an integrated, coordinated and effective regional behavioral health system in San Diego.

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County’s Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board is looking for Applicants

09/10/19

The County of San Diego’s Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board is expanding its board member seats by four and is now accepting applications.

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County continues to move forward in consideration of Community Choice Program

09/10/19

The Board of Supervisors continued to move forward in considering the development of a community choice energy program.

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Supervisor Fletcher Announces Program to Help First Responders with Mental Health

09/09/19

To combat the statistic that more first responders die from suicide than in the line of duty, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced a new policy proposal today for a confidential, stigma-free program to help first responders who are going through a mental health crisis.

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Body of father killed in Tijuana coming home to USA

09/03/19

Excerpts from CBS 8 story: Help has arrived for the family of a U.S. citizen who was murdered in a Tijuana mass killing.

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County, Tri-City Medical Center Reach Deal to Reopen Critical Psychiatric Unit

08/28/19

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article: County officials and Tri-City Medical Center reached an agreement in principal Tuesday to reopen a psychiatric unit closed since last year.

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Homeless veterans take center stage at bipartisan congressional hearing in San Diego

08/22/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Charles Clark: Veterans’ advocates and housing experts described challenges and possible solutions for sheltering homeless veterans during a bipartisan congressional hearing in Oceanside Thursday.

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to State of California Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

08/13/19

California continues to cut greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize our electricity sector – all while growing as one of the most prosperous regions of the United States.

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Small businesses get a boost from San Diego County, University of San Diego

08/12/19

Excerpts from ABC 10 story: County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the University of San Diego launched a small business accelerator program Monday for the communities of Chollas, City Heights, Encanto, Linda Vista, Rolando and Redwood Village.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, University of San Diego Launch Partnership to Increase Entrepreneurship and Grow Business Pipeline in 6 Communities

08/12/19

New partnership leverages combined $1.5 million in County and University Resources Innovate-Up workshop Innovation Bootcamp is August 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Malcolm X Library Sign-up today at Innovate-Up.com

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San Diego County Launches Program To Replace High-Emission Vehicles

08/07/19

Excerpts from KPBS story: Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox launched a program Wednesday to help mitigate the use of high-polluting vehicles around the county.

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Supervisors Fletcher, Cox Launch Clean Air for All Grant Campaign, Announce

08/07/19

$28.5M to Fund elimination of high Polluting Vehicles, Equipment Upcoming Workshop for Businesses to Apply for Funds is set for August 27 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Statement: Expanded Supplier Diversity & Access to County Contracts

08/06/19

Creating more opportunities for local businesses to secure contracts is good for the local economy. We applaud staff for committing to streamline the contract process, diversify our supplier base and remove barriers to contracting with the County.

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A thriving democracy: the vote center approach

08/02/19

Editorial originally appeared in San Diego Uptown News: Democracy thrives when all citizens are offered the opportunity to vote. Greater participation in democracy pushes us closer to a more perfect union. And making it easy for citizens to vote holds up our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Statement: Electric School Buses Will Help Improve Air Quality

07/30/19

As San Diego’s representative on the California Air Resources Board, congratulations are in order to the three San Diego school districts who were awarded funding to purchase all-electric school buses from the California Energy Commission.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher mourns loss of Firefighter Yaroslav Katkov

07/29/19

Today, we lost a member of the San Diego County first responder family. It is with a heavy heart that we remember CALFIRE firefighter Yaroslav Katkov.

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Statement: CARB Board Member Nathan Fletcher Reacts to Clean Emission Deal with Automakers

07/25/19

“The agreement with four major automakers and California is a pivotal next step to ensure that all Americans are guaranteed the right to breathe clean air. I am proud to stand as a CARB Board Member in this fight against the Trump Administration and continue pushing policy to protect public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

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Expansion of Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Approved by Supervisors

07/23/19

Board Action Will Add 4 More People to Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board

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Vote Centers for San Diego County

07/17/19

The County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Fletcher's proposal to study to bring the Vote Center Model to San Diego County.

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County Administration Center lights up for San Diego Pride weekend

07/11/19

Excerpts from Fox 5 story: San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher recognized LBGTQ community leaders, organizations and county employees Thursday evening during a lighting ceremony at the County Administration Center, where the building donned the colors of the rainbow.

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Statement: Supervisors support exploring vote center model for County Elections

07/09/19

Our democracy is strongest when the most voters participate in our elections. I believe we should do everything possible to make it easier for people to access the ballot.

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Supervisor Fletcher Seeks to Expand Voting Access in San Diego County

07/08/19

Proposal to Introduce Vote Center Model will be Voted on Tuesday

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Supervisor Fletcher Ushers in Pride Weekend in San Diego County

07/08/19

County Administration Center to be Lit Up with Colors of the Rainbow July 11th Local LGBTQ leaders to be recognized with proclamations July 9th & 11th Team Fletcher to March in San Diego Pride Parade July 13th

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County budget invests in people, services

06/28/19

Editorial originally appeared in San Diego Uptown News: “The noblest motive is the public good.” That motto is inscribed in the seal of the County of San Diego and I see it daily when I enter the building. The public good is best served when we are taking action to address the challenges our region faces.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to Gov. Newsom’s Budget

06/27/19

Governor Newsom’s first budget delivers on his promise to advance California values by introducing bold programs to help address the fundamental issues San Diego faces.

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Statement: Vote on Otay Ranch Village 14 Plan

06/26/19

I could not support the project due to concerns over fire danger and the environmental impact

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Statement: County Increases Investment in Behavioral Health

06/25/19

Today the County of San Diego increased its commitment to behavioral health primarily in north county.

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Supervisor Fletcher’s Budget Actions Brought More Funding to Community Priorities

06/25/19

Board of Supervisors Approve $6.25 Billion Budget

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher’s Reaction to Board’s Tri-City Vote

06/25/19

I will never waiver in pushing for solutions that meets our regional behavioral health needs.

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Editorial: Tri-City needs to make clear its plans on psychiatric care

06/20/19

Excerpts from the San Diego Union-Tribune: ...the first-term Democrat said the focus should be on Tri-City’s obstinate refusal to recognize its obligations as a public hospital, which is “having huge impacts across the county already.”

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher’s Reaction to Tri-City’s Response Letter

06/19/19

Tri-City’s erratic response is disappointing, but not surprising. It is consistent with their year-long approach of repeated denials, delays, distractions and disinformation but not a plan to bring back their services that are critically needed by the residents of San Diego County.

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Carmel Valley weighs in on MTS’ plan to improve transit system

06/18/19

Excerpts from Del Mar Times: As MTS eyes placing a measure on the 2020 ballot to provide funding for transit projects, they are gathering input with the lofty task of defining what the future of transportation in San Diego should look like.

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Supervisors Fletcher & Cox Kick Off Inaugural Meeting of Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board

06/18/19

The Child Welfare System in San Diego County is receiving much needed attention from two Supervisors and the 19 people appointed to lead the Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board.

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Supervisor Fletcher Pushes County to Increase Commitment for Critical Needs

06/13/19

The public concluded their remarks around 9:00 p.m. after more than 100 people spoke

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors host an evening budget meeting

06/12/19

Excerpts from KUSI story: For the first time in several years, the County Board of Supervisors will hold an evening budget meeting.

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The U.S.-Mexico Immigration Agreement Does Virtually Nothing for the Migrant Crisis

06/12/19

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Leaders threaten state audit if Tri-City doesn’t provide plan to re-open psychiatric units

06/10/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: A letter sent by two local leaders that demands Tri-City Medical Center come up with a plan to re-open its shuttered psychiatric units or face a possible state audit encountered immediate pushback Monday.

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Statement: We’ve been waiting, how much longer do we have to wait?

06/10/19

For over a year, Supervisor Gaspar has been more interested in standing with Donald Trump than solving our regional mental health problems. It’s time to get the in-patient beds back online.

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Statement: Supervisors Support Funding for Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

06/04/19

Today the Board of Supervisors voted to support the behavioral health needs of children, adults and seniors in San Diego County.

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Creating Employment Opportunities for San Diegans

06/04/19

Today the Board of Supervisors voted to help San Diegans get jobs.

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Statement: Be Mindful of Building New Residential Communities in High Fire Risk Areas

06/04/19

The threat of wildfires is increasing due to climate change. Today, I supported a new policy that increases funding to protect residents and their property from wildfires.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Air Pollution Standards Proposal

05/22/19

Excerpts from KPBS article: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday took the first steps toward putting a plan in place to reduce toxic air pollution.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher Responds to Grand Jury Report on Psychiatric Services’ Needs

05/22/19

Behavioral Health is my highest priority and today’s Grand Jury report accurately identifies the need for greater commitment to our regional behavioral health system.

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Statement: Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Policy to Reduce Pollutant Threshold of Air Pollution Control District

05/22/19

The Board’s vote to support policy that creates greater protection on pollution emissions for industrial sites demonstrates we are committed to improving air quality in San Diego County

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New legislation to develop an inclusive employment program

05/21/19

Excerpts from KUSI story: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday for the development of an inclusive employment program at the County of San Diego for people with intellectual disabilities.

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Supervisors eye program to hire people who are developmentally disabled to work in county departments

05/21/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: San Diego County departments and offices will be staffed with people who have developmental disabilities under a new program being developed by county staff.

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Statement: Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Proposal for Inclusive Employment

05/21/19

I am pleased the Board supported our recommendation for the County to develop an enhanced employment program for individuals with disabilities.

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Supervisor Fletcher Introduces Policy to Tackle Cancer-causing Toxic Pollution

05/21/19

Approximately 75% of Californians live in communities with greater protection than San Diego

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County to vote Wednesday on pursuing regulatory process to lower toxic air pollutants threshold

05/20/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Charles Clark : The proposal, put forward by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, calls on the Air Pollution Control District to closer evaluate and lower the toxic air pollutant threshold, which is required under state law and set by individual Air Pollution Control Districts related to the connection between air pollutants and cancer risk.

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Supervisor Fletcher Introduces Policy for Inclusive Employment Program at County

05/20/19

Raymond G. Bariuan, who goes by “Jay,” is the inspiration for this new program

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San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher ‘Ready to Help Immigrants’

05/18/19

Excerpts from NBC 7 San Diego story: A San Diego County leader said the region is ready and willing to help migrants being flown to San Diego from U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities in other parts of the nation.

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Statement: San Diego County Stands Ready to Help Immigrants

05/17/19

My office has coordinated with our Health and Human Services Agency and The Rapid Response Network; we are ready to do everything we can to help families being flown to San Diego.

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Supervisor Fletcher Hosts 2nd Community Budget Forum May 21 and Youth Forum May 18

05/17/19

The Supervisor is increasing public involvement and bringing more transparency to budget process First Community Budget Forum in April attended by about 150 people

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Sup. Fletcher Receives 37-0 Senate Confirmation for Air Resources Board Appointment

05/16/19

The full California State Senate confirmed San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) with a vote of 37-0 this morning.

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State Funds Paying For More Air Pollution Monitoring In San Diego

05/10/19

Excerpts from KPBS article: San Diego County officials are getting a much more robust pollution tracking system, thanks to a new state grant.

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Supervisors Fletcher & Cox Unveiled New Air Quality Monitoring Program

05/10/19

Innovative Air Quality Vehicle and Stationary Monitors First Step in Battling Air Pollution

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to County’s Draft Budget

05/08/19

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher released the following statement following the release of the Chief Administrative Officer’s recommended 2019-20 County of San Diego Budget.

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After Decades Marked by Sameness, the Board of Supervisors is Changing Rapidly

05/02/19

Excerpts from Voice of San Diego article: In the last three months, the San Diego County government opened a shuttered courthouse to asylum-seekers, dipped for a second time into its hefty reserve fund to bankroll affordable housing projects and took steps to move forward with a plan to create or join a government-run energy program.

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Supervisor Fletcher Receives Unanimous Support of Senate Rules Committee

05/01/19

The Senate Rules Committee for the State of California this afternoon unanimously approved County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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Statement: Reaction by Supervisor Fletcher to Assembly Bill 392 Board Vote

04/30/19

I'm disappointed in the Board’s action today. This is the wrong decision, at the wrong time and done for the wrong reasons.

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Statement: Reaction by Supervisor Fletcher to Board Vote on SANDAG Vision

04/30/19

Today the majority of the Board made a choice to contribute to increases in greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. My choice is to fight for a better future and reject the idea of clinging to a failed past.

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SANDAG Plan Roils Two San Diego County Supervisors

04/29/19

Excerpts from KPBS article: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said it is in SANDAG’s authority to change the focus of the transportation plan. The request from Desmond and Gaspar comes at the same time that the county is working to develop a legally defensible climate action plan.

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Supervisor Fletcher opposes Effort to Deny Climate Realities

04/29/19

Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar’s opposition to SANDAG’s vision for a transit-oriented future denies the realities of climate change, encourages the agency to ignore a court order, and misleads voters about the authority the regional planning agency has to change the 2011 Regional Transportation Plan.

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Statement: Response to Board Letter Opposing 2004 TransNet Extension Ordinance Modifications

04/26/19

On Tuesday, the vote before the Board is about choosing to believe in climate science or being a climate denier. It is about choosing cleaner air or increased pollution for the next generation.

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San Diego Ranks 6th Among Most Polluted Cities in U.S.

04/24/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Lauryn Schroeder: Greater San Diego has the sixth worst ozone pollution in the country for the fifth year in a row, a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association says.

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Supervisor Fletcher Has Been Driving Change Since Entering Office January 7

04/15/19

April 16 is Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s 100th Day Serving the Residents of San Diego County 8 Board Letters Passed, 150+ Events & Meetings, 43 Residents Appointed to Boards & Commissions Supervisor to Commemorate First 100 Days by Having Lunch with Community

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Statement: Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap Proposal

04/10/19

It’s time to chart a new course for increasing the County’s use of electric vehicles and expanding the accessibility of charging stations

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Supervisor Fletcher Proposes Electric Vehicle Roadmap for County of San Diego

04/09/19

County Board of Supervisors to Vote Wednesday, April 10 at 9 a.m.

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San Diego County leading the way on clean air

04/08/19

Supervisor Fletcher Drives Electric Vehicle Interview w/ CBS 8

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San Diego County files lawsuit against Trump administration

04/03/19

Excerpts from CBS 8 article: San Diego County filed a lawsuit against members of the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its alleged treatment of asylum-seeking immigrants.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher Responds to County Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

04/03/19

Donald Trump’s inhumane immigration policies are wrong. His failure does not remove our obligation to do the right thing to help families legally seeking asylum in the United States. I am proud our County is stepping-up to take on Trump.

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Supervisor Fletcher’s District 4 Community Budget Forum Wednesday

04/01/19

First Community Budget Forum April 3, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Supervisor Fletcher Bringing More Transparency to County Budget Process

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Shelter for Asylum-Seeking Migrants Opens in Vacant San Diego Courthouse

03/31/19

Excerpts from KQED News article: As a record number of Central American migrants were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection along the southern border this week, a rare bipartisan effort in San Diego led to a shelter opening for asylum-seekers inside a courthouse that was once slated for demolition.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Creation of Behavioral Health Facility

03/27/19

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to turn a dilapidated facility in the Hillcrest neighborhood into a behavioral health center.

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Statement: Board Supports Behavioral Health Hub at Hillcrest Site and Expands Scope

03/27/19

Today the board prioritized our public land and public resources for the greatest public good. The unanimous decision to use the Hillcrest site as a behavioral health hub — and the expansion of our initial proposal to find other locations throughout San Diego County will ensure we create a world class regional system of integrated behavioral healthcare

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Nathan Fletcher: Fletcher calls for about-face on plans for Hillcrest property

03/25/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: On Wednesday, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher will ask his colleagues to kill current plans to build condominiums on an out-of-the-way piece of government property in Hillcrest and instead build a new structure that could house much-needed behavioral health services.

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Supervisor Fletcher Pitches Plans for Regional Hub for Behavioral Health

03/25/19

Councilmember Chris Ward and UC San Diego Health Stand in Support of the Proposed Project Board of Supervisors to Consider Proposal Wednesday for Vacant, Dilapidated Property

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MTS Releases Poll Showing Public Support for Transit Investment

03/20/19

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article: The Metropolitan Transit System released poll results Thursday showing majority support for a sales tax increase to support investment in mass transit.

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Decades of Death Records Go Online in San Diego

03/20/19

Excerpts from Government Technology article: The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office investigated twice as many sudden, unexpected deaths of men than women, according to new data released Tuesday that details more than two-decades’ worth of case records.

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Transit Officials Release Poll Results: 7 out of 10 San Diego Voters Support New Sales Tax for Public Transit Improvements

03/20/19

According to a recent poll conducted by FM3 Research, public support is very strong to fund more transit projects with a possible new half-cent sales tax.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher’s Response to Medical Examiner Putting Data Online

03/19/19

This is a strong step in making our county government more transparent, more accountable and more accessible. The Medical Examiner is putting data in a free searchable online resource for the public. I support this new initiative.

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Statement: Appointment to San Diego Workforce Partnership Policy Board

03/05/19

“San Diego Workforce Partnership creates opportunities for individuals to improve their skills and build long-lasting careers with some of our region’s most successful organizations. I am excited to join the policy board,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

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Statement: Response to amended complaint filed 2/28/19

03/01/19

Supervisor Fletcher is unable to comment on the amended complaint as it represents ongoing litigation and is directing all questions about the complaint to the county’s legal counsel.

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Statement: Strengthening Authority of Local Health Officers

02/26/19

San Diego County took action to ensure the safety of our community is our number one priority.

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County to Develop Community Choice Energy Program

02/26/19

Supervisors Jacob, Fletcher secure board backing to look at ratepayer alternative to SDG&E

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Statement: Community Choice Energy Passed by Board of Supervisors

02/26/19

San Diego County today took a significant step toward a more sustainable future.

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Q&A: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher explains why San Diegans need to drive less

02/24/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: Newly sworn-in San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher has quickly positioned himself to be a major player on one of the state’s most contentious issues — how much people drive.

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County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher: Region Needs to Move in One Direction on Climate Change

02/21/19

Supervisor to attend first California Air Resources Board (CARB) meeting today

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Statement: Governor Newsom Signs AB 72 for Emergency Funding for Migrant Crisis

02/14/19

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) made the following remarks after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 72, which included providing $5 million in Rapid Response Reserve Funds for the migrant crisis in San Diego

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Broad Coalition of Leaders Launch New Homeless Outreach Pilot Program

02/11/19

The following statement was released after a joint press conference with City, County, and community leaders to announce Connect Hillcrest, a new community-driven, civic initiative dedicated to providing coordinated and concentrated street outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the impacted Hillcrest area.

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Statement: Response to Air Pollution Control District Legislation

02/08/19

I have long advocated for this type of approach to diversifying the composition and strengthening the impact of our regional air quality efforts. Our goal is simple -- ensuring we have clean air for our families.

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Supervisor Fletcher Backs Jacob’s Call for Action on Community Choice Aggregation for County

02/06/19

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) supports County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s call for the Board to move forward with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

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Gov. Newsom discusses aid asylum seekers during San Diego visit

01/31/19

Excerpts from Fox 5 San Diego story: Gov. Gavin Newsom visited San Diego Thursday, praising San Diego leaders for their efforts to help immigrants seeking asylum in the United States.

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Gavin Newsom Appoints Nathan Fletcher to Air Resources Board

01/28/19

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday nominated San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to serve on the California Air Resources Board.

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Supervisor Fletcher Appointed to California Air Resources Board by Gov. Newsom

01/28/19

Today, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) was nominated for appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Editorial: Temporary Migrant Shelter Merits San Diego County’s Support

01/25/19

Excerpt from San Diego Union-Tribune editorial: The San Diego Rapid Response Network has offered asylum seekers shelter, food, transportation and medical care at a facility it must vacate by Feb. 15.

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Hundreds of County Employees to Help Count the Homeless

01/19/19

Excerpts from CBS 8 story: A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher’s response to Mayor Faulconer Challenging County on Mental Health

01/15/19

The County is committed to aggressively addressing the mental health crisis in our region. I am encouraged the Mayor shares that same commitment. We are going to need the City to be partners as we come together as a region to make continued progress.

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Nathan Fletcher Proposes Assistance To Asylum Seekers As First Act On Board Of Supervisors

01/09/19

Excerpts from KPBS story: Nathan Fletcher is now the lone Democrat sitting on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher’s Statement on Asylum Seekers Vote

01/09/19

We have taken a strong first step forward in helping our asylum seekers. I appreciate the Boards’ support of all four recommendations. I am proud the County of San Diego stepped-up to address this important issue.

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Statement: Decision to Appeal superior Court Ruling on Climate Action Plan

01/09/19

Climate change is real and I take seriously our responsibly to meet or even exceed our climate goals.

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Statement: Resolution to Reduce Pensions for Peace Officers (Tier D)

01/08/19

I opposed reducing the pension benefits for incoming County peace officers because it does not pencil out in the long-term. Fiscal responsibility is important, but when it comes to public safety, we should not cut corners.

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Fletcher, Desmond sworn in as county supervisors

01/07/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: Newcomers Nathan Fletcher and Jim Desmond were sworn in Monday morning as the newest members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, marking the first time two new supervisors have joined the board in nearly 25 years.

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