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COVID-19 Subcommittee members Fletcher and Cox Jointly Ask Board For $20 Million Business Relief Fund

11/23/20

Chairman Greg Cox and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chairs of the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Subcommittee, are proposing the County make $20 million in general funds available to provide COVID-19 relief to businesses negatively impacted by the Purple Tier indoor closures.

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County Administration Center & Convention Center Will Be Lit Up for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, November 20th.

11/20/20

The pink, blue and white colors of the Transgender Flag will light up the County Administration Center and the San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion on the evening of Friday, November 20 in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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Supervisor Fletcher votes “no” on Otay Village 13 project

11/18/20

“While the Otay Village 13 project is consistent with the density in the County General Plan, my concern with the use of carbon offsets precluded me from supporting this project at this time. ...

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts Case Count Over 1,000

11/15/20

San Diego County reports record breaking number in positive COVID cases in one day. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher says these numbers show the virus is still a serious threat to our community.

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Supervisor Fletcher and San Diego County Board Members Will Hold Immigration Forum on Nov. 17

11/05/20

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article by Christine Huard: In 2016, the California Legislature enacted the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, which requires a county government to hold a forum if a local law enforcement agency provided access to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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4,303 San Diego County Students and Families Provided Internet Connectivity to Support Distance Learning

10/29/20

Some 4,303 students and their families from 19 different school districts and charter schools in San Diego County will now have access and a stronger connection to the Internet to help them with distance learning activities.

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Board Approves Jacobs/Fletcher Initiated Plan for Tobacco Retail License Ordinance

10/27/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, along with Chairman Greg Cox and Supervisor Dianne Jacob, today voted to implement a Tobacco Retail License ordinance in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County to hold retailers more accountable and curb tobacco use by youth. Today’s

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Supervisor Fletcher Says Regressive Fee for Inmate Telephone Calls Should be Redesigned

10/27/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today pushed back against a regressive fee charged to inmates and their families by the San Diego County Sheriff for telephone calls and other inmate services. Supervisor Fletcher voted not to accept the report on the Inmate Welfare Fund and vowed to work with state leaders to help create a system that will be more equitable, less punitive, and take serious issues related to rehabilitation. The Board of Supervisors ultimately favored accepting the report with a vote of 4 to 1 .

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Supervisor Fletcher, Board Colleagues Secure $9.5M for HIV/AIDS Services with Vote to Accept Grant

10/27/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today voted to accept $9.5 million over five years from the U.S. Center for Disease Control to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic in San Diego County. The Board of Supervisors’ 5-0 vote also ensures seven full time positions in public health services will be added to advance the County of San Diego’s Getting to Zero Initiative.

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Supervisor Fletcher Takes Definitive Steps to Support Accurate Gender Identification

10/21/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (He/Him/His) makes “personal pronouns” a part of the standard operating procedures for his County Board of Supervisors’ office to show support, respect and create an inclusive environment for all, especially the LGBTQIA+ community. Supervisor Fletcher and his entire team now have their “personal pronouns” listed in their email signatures and with their biographies at www.SupervisorNathanFletcher.com.

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Supervisor Fletcher and City Attorney Elliott Partner on Gun Safety

10/19/20

San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County Child Welfare Services, and Service Employees International Union Local 221 today announced a partnership to protect San Diego families from gun violence. Through this collaboration, child welfare social workers will receive specialized training on critical gun safety measures, including Gun Violence Restraining Orders and San Diego’s Safe Storage of Firearms law.

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TRUTH Act Forum Confirmed for November 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.

09/29/20

“Transparency for how the San Diego County Sheriff engages with ICE should be accessible to all of our residents. Hosting this annual TRUTH Act Forum in the evening will allow more members of our community to participate and make the spirit of law a reality.”

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Free Transit Rides on Election Day to Help Voters Get to the Polls

09/29/20

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) announced today that the agencies will host the region’s third “Free Ride Day” on Tuesday, November 3. Fixed-route bus and rail services will be free for everyone to use throughout San Diego County, ensuring residents are able to reach their polling place and exercise their right to vote.

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California Clean Air Day 2020 Comes to San Diego, Focuses on Health Impacts of Air Pollution

09/28/20

All Californians are invited to participate in the third annual California Clean Air Day on October 7, 2020. Today, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Councilmember Chris Ward along with SDG&E and local community leaders announced a series of activities that will be occurring in San Diego to improve air quality, educate people about its importance and advocate for changes to policy to create cleaner air. All San Diegans are being asked to take The Clean Air Day Pledge.

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Nathan Fletcher: "Governor's Climate Change Executive Order is Bold and Doable"

09/23/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a California Air Resources Board (CARB) member, fully supports Governor Gavin Newsom’s climate change executive order and calls it bold and doable. After the announcement Supervisor Fletcher released the following statement:

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Supervisor Fletcher & Rider Safety Visibility Launch Pedal Ahead Electric Bicycle Community Program

09/22/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, in partnership with the 501c3 Rider Safety Visibility (RSV), today launched Pedal Ahead, a two-year, emission-reducing program designed to serve as an alternative to automobile transportation in the fourth supervisorial district, with a particular focus on Chollas, City Heights, Encanto, Linda Vista, Rolando and Redwood Village.

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Battle the Coronavirus not the State

09/17/20

“We are in a battle against the coronavirus, not the State of California. Their public health experts looked at the situation in San Diego closely and made a decision that I understand and respect.”

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Supervisor Fletcher’s Reaction to COVID Closed Session Meeting

09/17/20

Our board took no action in the closed session tonight and it would be inappropriate to comment on the deliberation. In general, I believe we should be fighting COVID-19 and not the state of California. We do not yet know what our case rate will be next Tuesday and will have to evaluate that number in order to understand any possible impact.

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MTS Board Approves Plan for All-Electric Bus Fleet by 2040

09/17/20

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System made a huge commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today as its Board of Directors unanimously approved a transition plan to convert all of the agency’s 800 buses to zero emissions by 2040.

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Supervisor Fletcher Calls for us to Come Together and Slow the Spread

09/15/20

After Supervisor Jim Desmond’s motion to defy the state public health order died, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chair of the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee, called on everyone to come together to slow the spread. His request comes on a day the County’s case count moves backwards, closer to the State’s Purple Tier.

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Sup. Fletcher Receives Board Support For 100,000 Grant from SDG&E to Help Firefighters & First Responders

09/15/20

Firefighters will receive more help battling wildfires with a $100,000 grant being made to the County Fire Authority from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to purchase cutting-edge software called Intterra. Today, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher introduced -- Item #2: Acceptance of Donation from the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation for the Use of Regional Intterra Software by County Fire -- and the Board passed the measure for the County to accept the contribution

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County and Mexican Consulate Partner for New Testing Access Strategy for Latinos in San Diego

09/11/20

A comprehensive Latino community testing outreach strategy was announced today by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, Nancy Maldonado, Executive Director of Chicano Federation, and Barbara Jimenez, General Manager of the Central and South regions of the County Health and Human Services Agency to further expand testing access for Latino residents and other communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supervisor Fletcher Reflects on Anniversary of 9/11

09/11/20

Our country changed on September 11, 2001. We never forget the innocent lives taken by terrorism and forever honor those who selflessly gave their lives running toward those in need of help.

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Supervisor Fletcher Commends County's Fast Response to Wildfires, Voted During Speical Meeting to Ratify Proclamation of Local Emergency

09/09/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher this afternoon released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors’ special meeting where they ratified the Proclamation of Local Emergency to support the County’s response to the “Valley Fire” in the unincorporated San Diego County area near Alpine.

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Supervisor Fletcher Reflects on Chelsea's Law 10 Year Anniversary

09/09/20

A decade ago today, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who was then a member of the California State Assembly, secured the governor’s signature on a landmark piece of legislation to protect children from violent predators and named to honor Chelsea King, who was violently killed by a known sexually violent predator.

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Living with a Ford Focus EV – Part 1: Interview with Ben Sullins

09/01/20

Is 70 miles of range really enough for a daily driver? I met up with San Diego County Supervisor, Nathan Fletcher to see what his commute is like and to learn a little more about this EV.

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MTS Launches New Reduced Fine Program for MTS Trolley & Bus Fare Violations

08/31/20

Got caught without a transit fare? The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has new, easier ways to clear fare evasion citations. Beginning tomorrow, the agency will begin a Fare Enforcement Diversion pilot program that reduces fines and allows fare violators new options for clearing citations.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Named 'Legislator of the Year' by Democratic Party

08/29/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher tonight received the Legislator of the Year Award from the San Diego County Democratic Party during its 40th Annual Roosevelt Dinner, which was hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supervisor Fletcher’s Statement on Reopening

08/28/20

I believe we should take a more cautious and safe approach to re-opening than what was outlined today. My concerns are with the size, scope and speed of what is being reopened on Monday.

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County Admin Building Lit in Purple & Gold for Women's Equality Day

08/26/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher partnered with the Women’s Museum of California to celebrate Women’s Equality Day by illuminating the San Diego County Administration Center, located along the Embarcadero, in purple and gold on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

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Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Nearly $40 Million in Budget Changes

08/25/20

This afternoon Supervisor Fletcher voted in favor of the 2020-21 County Budget, noting it included $38,770,000 of funding in changes proposed by Supervisor Fletcher. Supervisor Fletcher released the following statement at the conclusion of today’s budget deliberations.

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Supervisor Fletcher and Community Leaders Pursue Nearly $50 Million in Amendments to Create a More Equitable San Diego County

08/25/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Invest in San Diego County Families, and other leaders from communities across the County of San Diego are urging the Board of Supervisors to support a series of budget amendments to help with rental assistance, behavioral health services for homeless San Diegans and income replacement because of COVID-19, internet access to bridge the digital divide and a series of environmental justice improvements, including air quality monitors.

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Supervisor Fletcher, Mayor Faulconer urge County Board to Allocate $5.4 million for Behavioral Health and Care Coordination Services at Converted Hotel Housing Projects

08/24/20

Working to end the cycle of homelessness for San Diegans during the COVID-19 pandemic, today County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, along with Chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH), Councilmember Chris Ward, and San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff Jeff Davis unveiled a strategy to provide intensive behavioral health and care coordination services on-site to support up to 400 new units at upcoming rapidly-converted hotel housing projects.

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Renewed Focus and Vigilance Reason for COVID-19 Case Rate Drop

08/12/20

“San Diegans should be proud of the progress we have made, but we have to recognize the goal is not just to get our cases down, it is to keep them down. We’ve seen progress because of a renewed focus and vigilance, and we need that same focus going forward.”

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Supervisor Gaspar’s “Just Say No” Approach to Safe, Regulated and Legal Cannabis Operations Harms County’s Future

08/05/20

Today, the Board declined to move forward on Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s common-sense approach to cannabis policy that would have allowed for safe, regulated, and legal cannabis - including allowing multiple zoning uses and a permitting program that puts social equity first. After today’s vote, Supervisor Fletcher released the following statement:

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Sup. Fletcher Delivers $25M in County Resources to Support 4,400 Childcare Operators Countywide

08/03/20

As many as 4,400 childcare providers in San Diego County will benefit from Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s proposal for the County to use $25 million in Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to support their operations; today the Board of Supervisors signed-off on the allocation.

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Disappointing Decision to allow Sheriff to Proceeds with Privatization Efforts at County Detention Facilities

08/04/20

It is very disappointing we haven’t learned from the failures of other jurisdictions that have outsourced healthcare for incarcerated individuals to private, for-profit entities. My approach to pause outsourcing while exploring a different approach that holds great promise for better health outcomes for the incarcerated and better value to the taxpayers was soundly rejected.

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Privatizing Jail Medical Service is Bad for Care, Employees and Incarcerated Individuals

08/03/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher together with mental health experts, county workers and restorative justice advocates today announced a proposal to examine having the County’s Health and Human Services Agency administer medical and behavioral health services in jails; and prevent the San Diego County Sheriff from privatizing services.

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Supervisor Fletcher Works with Black, Hispanic and Asian Biz Groups to Distribute Info on $3.4M in County Grants

07/29/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher has partnered with Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific Islander business organizations to share information and encourage small businesses from these communities to apply for the $3.4 million that is available in his district through the County Relief Program for Small Businesses and Restaurants.

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Q&A: San Diego Supervisor Nathan Fletcher

07/21/20

Check out the original Q&A by Emily Boerger from State of Reform.

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Pride Flag for First Time Flies High Above County Administration Center in Downtown SD

07/17/20

During a small ceremony held at the County Administration Center (CAC) Friday morning, a 6ft by 8ft Pride Flag was raised high above the building for the first time ever, in honor of San Diego Pride Weekend. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, LGBTQ+ County employees and Fernando Lopez, Executive Director of San Diego Pride did the honors.

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To get our schools open and to get our economy moving, we must slow the spread

07/17/20

It’s clear, to get our schools to open and to get our economy moving, job number one for everyone is to slow the spread of the virus. All children deserve to receive a high quality education and COVID-19 presents very unique challenges to fulfilling the mission.

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MTS wants your input on their Zero-Emission Bus transition plan!

07/15/20

More Zero-Emission Buses will be coming to San Diego and MTS wants your input! Tune in on July 21 to hear the latest on their transition plan to transform the entire fleet to zero emissions and an update on the recent electric bus pilot program. All comments and feedback will be considered by the MTS Board of Directors prior to submitting the plan to the California Air Resources Board.

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Supervisor Fletcher Addresses Air Quality with the USS Bonhomme Richard Fire

07/13/20

Air pollution from any source has devastating effects on communities, including our most impacted portside environmental justice communities. The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District is working with federal partners and has activated three new air quality monitors to measure emissions from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire. The Air Pollution Control District is working with the Navy to determine if additional monitoring is needed.

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County limits restaurants, shuts down bars again

07/09/20

Fletcher called on residents to “think about a coronavirus pandemic as a daily fight that we are all in together. We are in a fight to slow the spread of coronavirus."

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NBC: Board Allocates CARES Act Funding toward Childcare

07/08/20

Supervisor Fletcher discusses the critical need for investment in childcare to provide a lifeline to working families and get our economy back up and running again.

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County Supervisors Decline To Appeal Ruling On Climate Plan

07/08/20

Fletcher, a member of the state Air Resources Board, said in a statement Wednesday that it was "past time that our county accept the court's repeated guidance on the law and take seriously our obligation to meaningfully address environmental concerns."

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Supervisor Fletcher Praises County Decision To Not Appeal Court Decision on Climate Action Plan

07/08/20

“We must rethink our approach to housing development by focusing our efforts on infill development near transit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower vehicle miles traveled, which will improve air quality and prevent the risks of building in fire zones."

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California Clean Air Day 2020 Focuses on Health Impacts of Air Pollution

07/08/20

"Nothing is more foundational to life than ensuring clean air for all. In San Diego the air may be clear, but the truth is: we have the 6th worst air pollution in the country,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Chair, 2020 San Diego Clean Air Day Coalition.

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LISTEN: New Podcast Explores San Diego's COVID Complacency

07/07/20

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher explains why he thinks the county reopened local businesses too soon what effect it can have moving forward.

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Supervisor Fletcher to Distribute $3.4M of CARES ACT funds to Businesses Equitably

07/07/20

“Our office has been deliberate in its efforts to help those with the greatest need during this pandemic, and the way we distribute this $3.4 million is a continuation of the commitment we made in distributing the other $43 million to businesses owners and workers,” said Supervisor Fletcher, Co-Chair of the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee.

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Supervisor Fletcher Secures Support to Direct CARES Act Money for Childcare and Schools

07/07/20

“For our economy to fully recover we need to support workers,” said Supervisor Fletcher, Co-Chair, the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee. “Getting kids back into daycares and schools is critical to getting the economy back to normal. Funding child care and testing at schools are important ways to use these new funds.”

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Supervisor Fletcher Advances 80% of Behavioral Health Agenda, in spite of COVID-19

07/07/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s agenda to build a better behavioral health system in San Diego County remains on track, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighty percent of the programs on his ambitious mental health and substance abuse agenda for 2020 hit significant milestones, but because of COVID-19 he wants to ensure the distribution of behavioral health services is more equitable.

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Supervisor Fletcher’s Human Relations Commission appointees, and others, to meet July 14

07/04/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who represents much of the city of San Diego, has three appointees confirmed: Nicole Murray-Ramirez, Mohamed Taha Hassane, and Warsan Artan.

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We're Hiring! Communications and Creative Professionals

07/06/20

Are you looking to make a difference in your community while putting your creative skills to use? Team Fletcher is looking for savvy, creative and dedicated communications professionals for the positions of Social Media Manager and Videographer & Editor/Photographer/Graphic Designer.

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Supervisor Fletcher pushes back against outsourcing at Jails

07/06/20

“Addressing the poor quality of behavioral health and medical treatment in our jails will not get better by turning it over to private contractors,” said Fletcher, who has endorsed the idea of moving responsibility for inmate health over to the Health and Human Services office.

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Supervisor Fletcher’s Reaction to County’s COVID-19 Statistics

07/02/20

“Today’s numbers are another stark reminder that coronavirus is real. It is spreading and we must take action to get it under control.”

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Pride Takes on New Meaning This Year

07/02/20

"As we celebrate Pride this year, it’s a time to renew our commitment to serving the LGBTQ+ community in every facet of our work... Even with all the Pride we feel, we still have a long road ahead of us, but by traveling it together, we will achieve everything we set out to accomplish."

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Important MTS Service Information for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

07/02/20

On Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th, the Metropolitan Transit System will primarily run on a Saturday service schedule all day both days due to the holiday weekend.

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Column: Tensions heighten among San Diego supervisors over COVID-19 response

07/01/20

"It’s true that the county has been testing more people, but the daily rate of positive tests has been steadily increasing. Also, the number of COVID-associated hospitalizations is significantly higher this week than last week."

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San Diego County closes all bars, wineries and breweries to reduce coronavirus spread

06/30/20

"San Diego County was not included in the action taken by the state but we believe it is appropriate," Fletcher said. "We believe it is wise for us to take this action now given the increases we've seen in cases and percentage of positive cases and outbreaks."

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Team Fletcher is Hiring! LGBTQ+ Community Representative

06/29/20

Interested in public service and looking for ways to give back to the community? Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is hiring a Community Representative to be a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community and to central metro constituencies of District 4!

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Supervisor Fletcher Enters Self-Quarantine Following CDC Guidance

06/26/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez have entered a 14-day self quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance after being exposed to COVID-19. Both have tested negative and do not have any symptoms.

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Supervisor Fletcher: “I’ve got Dr. Wooten’s Back.”

06/25/20

"Dr. Wooten is one of the hardest-working public servants that I’ve encountered in my time working in government and she has earned and deserves our respect. San Diegans should be proud she’s our County Public Health Officer."

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Joint Statement: Contact with COVID-19 Positive Person

06/25/20

"We were notified today that we have had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. While we have both tested negative and have no symptoms, we will be following the public health guidance of a 14 day quarantine for those who have been in contact with a positive case."

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County’s COVID-19 equity task force lays out priorities for region-wide response

06/25/20

"We want to take the inequities and ... start talking about how do we address them in ways that we can start moving government in a more progressive direction,” said county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who convened the meeting. “I view this as something that we will be at for the long haul.”

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MTS Increasing Service on 40 Bus Routes Beginning Sunday, June 28 to Help Residents get Back to Work

06/25/20

Beginning Sunday, June 28, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will increase frequency and/or span of service on 40 out of 95 bus routes in the system to accommodate growing demand for transit and help with physical distancing when possible.

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San Diego supervisors reject Lilac Hills Ranch over wildfire concerns

06/24/20

“The general plan says this is the wrong place,” said Fletcher. “The fire chief says this is wrong. The voters have said this is wrong. The courts ... have said the offset scheme associated with general plan amendments are wrong. So how many times and how many different ways over how many years do we have to be told that this just isn’t going to work?”

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Time to Focus on Building Housing in Appropriate Places

06/24/20

"I support efforts to increase the availability of housing in San Diego and believe it is time we embrace placing that housing in appropriate places."

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San Diego County will restructure, expand powers of its independent law enforcement oversight group

06/23/20

“This is a step, but again we have to show an increased commitment to address the real concerns and show that the citizen’s oversight of law enforcement is independent and has the proper oversight and authority to do their job,” Fletcher said. “That is what our communities are demanding and insisting on, and it’s what is appropriate.”

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San Diego County to establish Office of Equity and Racial Justice; specifics expected to come in September

06/23/20

Earlier this month, the City of San Diego committed to addressing equity and racial justice by establishing a new office focused on that topic. Now, the county is following suit.

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Racial Justice and Law Enforcement Reforms Supported by Board of Supervisors

06/23/20

“The community called for change, and today’s action is a step forward. Tackling deep seeded issues of systemic and structural racism is not going to be easy and at times it will be uncomfortable, but, we will be a better organization and a better people because of the actions we take to support racial justice and realigning law enforcement."

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Supervisor Fletcher Opposes Irresponsible Desmond/Gaspar Re-Opening Effort

06/23/20

“San Diego County has hit the community outbreak ‘trigger’ for six consecutive days and recent days have generated not only the highest reporting of new COVID cases but also a doubling of the percentage of total tests being positive. Given these facts, it is reckless and irresponsible to propose expedited re-opening of additional in-door close contact group gatherings without any restrictions on the number of attendees."

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Team Fletcher is Hiring!

06/03/20

This position serves as an integral part of a dynamic, team-focused organization. The Community Representative attends community events and meetings; conducts constituent services and casework; acts as a liaison to the African American community and other communities/organizations as assigned.

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Editorial: San Diego County on right track with police reforms

06/19/20

All too often, past attempts at reform have been brought down by partisan politics or been thwarted by law enforcement unions. This time feels different.

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Supervisor Fletcher Stands with Black Leaders, Advocates & Allies to Unveil Bold Racial Justice and Law Enforcement Realignment Policy Package

06/19/20

“The organizations and activists we worked with have been fighting to save Black lives, and advocating for these changes for a long time. Now is the time for real change," said Supervisor Fletcher.

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San Diego County to consider creating Office of Equity and Racial Justice, changing law enforcement oversight

06/19/20

“The path to a more perfect union is a long one, but this is a significant step in the right direction,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “The actions we are taking here send a clear and compelling message … that we are committed to reform.”

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Task Force Created to Ensure Equity in SD County's COVID-19 Response as Reports Showing Disparities Released

06/17/20

"COVID-19 didn’t cause the economic inequities or health disparities that exist in our society, but it highlighted how a crisis situation can make things more difficult for people struggling because of those injustices," Fletcher said.

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Regional COVID-19 Taskforce for Equitable Recovery Announced Today

06/17/20

“Local community and advocacy organizations have stepped-up to lead the charge in finding long-term solutions; I am honored to join them in developing policies and programs that will help San Diegans’ recovery and create a more sustainable future,” said Supervisor Fletcher, Co-Chair of the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee.

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Court tosses San Diego County climate plan, calls carbon-offset program ‘unlawful’

06/17/20

“Our county has ignored the undeniable facts about climate change for too long. Let’s redirect our energy towards creating a Climate Action Plan that implements real change,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid To Void California Sanctuary Law

06/15/20

This is a victory for those who believe immigrants make our community stronger and a defeat for those who use immigration to divide us based on race and hate," Fletcher's statement read.

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Thankfully, Trump/Gaspar Lawsuit Defeated

06/15/20

"This is a victory for those who believe immigrants make our community stronger and a defeat for those who use immigration to divide us based on race and hate,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Supervisor Fletcher Says It Is Time to Redirect Energy Toward New Climate Action Plan

06/15/20

“Climate change is a significant threat to our communities and we are losing precious time to fight climate impacts, as wildfires become infernos and sea level rise threatens our coastlines," said Supervisor Fletcher. After eight long years and five losing lawsuits it is time for the County of San Diego to stop these appeals, put the court cases behind us and create a legal Climate Action Plan."

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San Diego County supervisors eye stronger oversight, mandatory reporting and other law enforcement reforms

06/13/20

“I think it starts with the recognition that the challenge in front of us is not just about the murder of Mr. Floyd, it is about hundreds of years of systemic racism that is baked into our country since the original sin of slavery in our founding,” Fletcher said.

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San Diego Hunger Coalition, county and school district leaders, promote pandemic-EBT to address child hunger

06/11/20

“The reality is no child should go hungry,” said San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “Many of the mechanisms we had in place in schools around free and reduced lunches helped to make sure that didn’t happen. This program helps us bridge the gap as we wait for schools to reopen and restart.”

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As San Diego Economy Opens Up, MTS to Increase Trolley and Bus Service

06/11/20

“As we continue the regional re-opening of our economy, we know more people will need the services that MTS provides. We want people to know that San Diego’s transit system will continue to be a safe and reliable option as possible,” said MTS Board Chair Nathan Fletcher. “We’ve strengthened our already-enhanced sanitizing protocols on vehicles and at stations and implemented policies to better-protect our passengers and employees. We are now increasing service to help reliability and allow for greater physical distancing of passengers.”

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San Diego County Avoiding California Surge, But Reports 108 New Cases, 4 Deaths

06/10/20

“It’s a reminder to us of the need to be very vigilant and be very cautious, especially as we move into higher-risk type entities that are opening,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Supervisor Fletcher Discusses the Need for Police Reform on FOX 5

06/08/20

Following the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many more, we are hearing renewed calls for police reform. We have been calling for police reforms to prevent discrimination against communities of color since we entered office, and will continue to support calls for justice and fair police practices.

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3-Day ‘Light Our Way’ Campaign Honors San Diego Graduates Amid Pandemic

06/07/20

“It is the class of 2020 that is going to be the leaders of the change that we need in the future to make our world a more fair place, a more equitable place,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Supervisor Fletcher Calls for Removal of National Guard troops from San Diego

06/06/20

"We need to focus on efforts around authentic dialogue, uplifting the voices of the peaceful protestors and driving substantive change to address the problem of systemic racism."

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Supervisor Fletcher Responds to Sheriff Gore Ending Use of Carotid Neck Restraint

06/03/20

Our voices have been heard, this is one actionable step toward healing the broken relationship between law enforcement and the Black community.

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County Lays Out Backup Plan If Second Wave Of COVID-19 Arrives

06/03/20

"Any one of these criteria could force us to take action," Fletcher said, adding that if the county triggers one of the guidelines in two of the three categories, it would also be forced to act.

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County Extends Moratorium on Evictions Another Month Until June 30

06/02/20

“By extending the moratorium, we are giving families and business owners another tool to assist in their recovery from the pandemic,” Fletcher said. “The Board of Supervisors did the right thing today.”

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Supervisor Fletcher Votes Against Board’s Approach on Reopening

06/02/20

"We have had success in our re-opening because of the approach we have taken and not in spite of it. I believe we should stay the course in opening in a safe, responsible and systematic way. I look forward to additional progress in the coming days and weeks but do not support this reckless approach."

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to Trump’s Call for Military Action

06/01/20

"Donald Trump’s approach is wrong and will only further the divisions in our country and escalate the situation nationally, including in San Diego."

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Supervisor Fletcher Calls on County Sheriff to Change Policy on Controversial Restraint Techniques

06/01/20

“We do best when we put in place policies that acknowledge the inequities in our society and commit ourselves to equipping law enforcement officers with the training, tools, and standards needed to hold true to the spirit of protect and serve.”

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API Community Works With Councilmembers To Introduce City Resolution Addressing API Racism and Discrimination

05/27/20

“Our community is stronger because of our diversity, but this pandemic has exposed an ugly underbelly of society that is attacking the local Asian and Pacific Islander community. This type of behavior is not welcome here and I support Council President Gomez and Councilmember Montgomery in denouncing xenophobia and anti-API sentiment," said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Rady Children’s partners with county on massive COVID testing initiative

05/27/20

Rady Children’s Hospital and the county public health department are working together on a clever collaboration that has the potential to paint the broadest picture yet of how deeply the novel coronavirus has penetrated local communities.

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‘Longhairs’ rejoice, barbershops, salons can reopen with social distancing

05/26/20

“It’s very important that, as a people, that we adhere to the things that mitigate the risk of spread,” Fletcher said.

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Commentary: I fought in the Iraq War. Here’s why I wage an internal battle every year on Memorial Day.

05/22/20

While it is important and appropriate to honor those whose service led to the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, it is especially painful for those of us who returned from combat when our brothers and sisters did not.

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Supervisors Urge County To Fulfill Records Requests In Timely Fashion During Pandemic

05/22/20

“I think we’re many months into (the pandemic) now and so I would be supportive of a change in posture and ensuring we’re fully complying with the records request,” Fletcher said.

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MLB’s health, safety plan OK with many; county pleased with Padres’ protocols

05/21/20

“The Padres have developed a very robust plan that not only meets the guidelines we have of other businesses that are open but in many cases exceeds them,” Fletcher said.

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Supervisor Fletcher, Small Business Network Team Up for Post-Coronavirus Reopening

05/20/20

"The SBDC is a vital partner for small businesses in San Diego," Fletcher said. "This partnership will assist business owners in adapting to the new way of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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San Diego County gets the OK from state to resume dining-in at restaurants

05/20/20

San Diego County received word Wednesday night that its request to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping was approved, setting the stage for a rapid reopening, although with social distancing restrictions.

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San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Centers to Provide Small Business Training to Adapt to COVID-19 Environment, in Partnership with Supervisor Fletcher

05/20/20

“The SBDC is a vital partner for small businesses in San Diego,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “This partnership will assist business owners in adapting to the new way of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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San Diego County revives human relations commission in wake of racist incidents in Santee

05/19/20

"The goal of the Leon L Williams Human Relations Commission is to bring the community together,” Fletcher said, “to begin to tackle these issues, to have frank and honest conversations, to confront difficult subjects and increase cultural competency and empathy across society.”

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Board Supports Creation of Leon L. Williams Human Relations Commission

05/19/20

“This Human Relations Commission will bring our community together to tackle issues of racism, discrimination and address social inequities that divide San Diego County,' said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Supervisor Fletcher Explains His No Vote on NRP Rule Change

05/19/20

"We should hold our spending of taxpayer funds to the highest levels of transparency and accountability at all times, especially during a global pandemic," said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Board Passes Comprehensive Economic and Humanitarian Stimulus Package

05/19/20

"Our balanced distribution of resources will help with some of the costs the County is incurring as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, but most importantly it puts San Diego County residents, business owners and cities on path to recovery," said Supervisor Fletcher.

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County Ready for Stage 2 Reopening, Should Exercise Caution Moving Toward Stage 3

05/19/20

"I recognize the pressure elected officials feel to move faster and understand the very real economic distress coronavirus has caused, but we must exercise caution and ensure a smooth and consistent recovery," said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to Governor’s Guidance for Counties

05/18/20

This is a positive step for our region, and important we implement responsibly, monitor any impact and prepare for future stages.

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Supervisors Fletcher and Jacob Propose $34 Million Economic and Humanitarian Stimulus Package

05/18/20

Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Diane Jacob at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting will present a $34 million Economic and Humanitarian Stimulus Package to be a catalyst for local business, more behavioral health services, and strengthening children and families -- all of whom have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supervisor Fletcher Wants Human Relations to be a Priority Again in San Diego County

05/17/20

“With the new Leon L. Williams Human Relations Commission, it’s my goal to bring the community together," said Supervisor Fletcher. "We want to cultivate an environment that encourages greater understanding and respect for one another, and we want to have a group that can work collaboratively to fight back against racism, xenophobia, and social injustice.”

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After racist incidents in Santee, county supervisors will vote on reviving human relations commission

05/15/20

“The problems and divisions we face are incredibly deep,” Fletcher said, “but we have to begin to find a way to come out of this. We have to find a way to bring people together. We have to find a way to have conversations where individuals can start to understand one another.”

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Sup. Fletcher Joins YMCA and San Diego Foundation for Launch of Summer Camp Programs

05/11/20

CBS News 8 recaps a partnership between Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, YMCA of San Diego County and The San Diego Foundation is making more childcare opportunities available for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic with summer camps for youth from low-income families and camp scholarships.

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La YMCA abrirá campamentos de verano para aumentar las oportunidades de cuidado infantil

05/10/20

“Las desigualdades en nuestra sociedad no fueron creadas por el coronavirus, pero son exasperadas por el coronavirus”, dijo Fletcher. “A medida que avanzamos en la respuesta a través de esto ... que estamos conscientes y tener en cuenta esas desigualdades y hacer todo lo posible para garantizar una recuperación sin problemas para todos."

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Sup. Fletcher Announces Summer Childcare Opportunities

05/09/20

ABC 10 News covers a partnership between Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, YMCA of San Diego County and The San Diego Foundation is making more childcare opportunities available for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic with summer camps for youth from low-income families and camp scholarships.

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YMCA Youth Summer Camp Program Will Help Parents Go Back to Work

05/09/20

A YMCA summer camp program for youth from low-income families was announced Saturday by San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

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YMCA to open summer camps to increase child care opportunities

05/09/20

“The inequities in our society were not created by coronavirus, but they are exasperated by coronavirus,” Fletcher said. “As we move through the response through this ... that we are mindful and keep in mind those inequities and do everything we can to ensure a smooth recovery for all.”

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Sup. Fletcher, YMCA and The San Diego Foundation Partner to Open and Fund Summer Camps for Youth

05/09/20

“As we gradually open up our economy, single parent households and working families are going to need more support with watching their kids while they are at work -- this new partnership is one way we’re doing it.”

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YMCA of San Diego County and the San Diego Foundation bring summer camp to low-income families

05/09/20

A YMCA summer camp program for youth from low-income families was announced Saturday by San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. The program will provide childcare for parents who are going back to work during the coronavirus pandemic as more businesses reopen.

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Supervisor Fletcher Joins Mayor Faulconer to Provide Childcare Vouchers to Essential Workers

05/08/20

At the direction of Mayor Kevin Faulconer on May 8, the City has committed $5 million in CARES Act funding to provide emergency child care vouchers to emergency workers in San Diego, matching the County’s $5 million commitment.

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Sup. Fletcher and Mayor Faulconer Expand Childcare Support for Essential Workers

05/08/20

“Life is a struggle for many families under normal circumstances and, during a pandemic, financial and childcare struggles are magnified. The $10 million in combined childcare vouchers we’re making available for essential workers and vulnerable working families will ease some anxiety during this difficult time,” said Fletcher, the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee Co-Chair Nathan Fletcher.

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Retail Stores To Open Curbside Service Friday

05/07/20

Retail stores across the region can open for curbside service as early as Friday provided they meet San Diego County's guidelines, but shopping malls, dine-in restaurants, outdoor museums and offices with social distancing will remain closed until the next phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sup. Fletcher Joins Ben Higgins on Coronavirus Impact Podcast

05/05/20

PODCAST: A 1-on-1 interview with County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher on the framework to get businesses back open and get San Diego back to work.

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Board Rejects Sup. Fletcher's Hazard Pay Proposal

05/05/20

On May 5, the Board refused to support a measure we brought forward that would provide hazard pay to our County's essential employees. We will continue to stand up for workers' protections during this crucial time.

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Hazard Pay for Frontline County Employees Voted Down

05/05/20

The decision to ignore the needs of our essential workers on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic not only lacks compassion, but passes up an opportunity to make use federal CARES Act funds to care for those who are serving on the front lines of our fight against COVID-19.

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County approves framework for opening businesses, OKs childcare vouchers for essential workers

05/05/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who co-chairs the county’s COVID-19 subcommittee alongside Cox, said the reopening framework is intended to give general guidance and direction to businesses, but is also designed in a way that allows the region to adapt as things change.

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Making Childcare Available for Back-To-Work San Diegans

05/05/20

As we begin to open our economy back up, and some San Diegans are returning to work, there is now an unprecedented need for childcare across our region as schools' doors remain shut for the rest of the school year. On May 5, we passed a measure to bring emergency childcare vouchers for essential workers countywide, and it it critical that we expand these efforts to cover all workers as we open up

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Supervisor Fletcher & Board Provide $5M for Childcare Vouchers, Contingent on City of San Diego Contribution

05/05/20

"We are relieving a burden on essential workers by providing access to childcare vouchers. This step will help not only alleviate a financial burden but will increase access to childcare and allow them to focus on performing their essential services."

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Majority of Board Strikes Down Hazard Pay for Essential County Employees

05/05/20

To deny public health nurses, first responders and other essential County employees, many who directly engage and treat COVID19 patients, a modest hazard pay for serving on the frontlines of our response to the COVID-19 crisis lacks compassion.

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County Supervisors OK ‘Framework’ for Safe Reopening of Businesses

05/05/20

After the vote, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said it’s important to “start the difficult work of rebuilding our economy, but it is vital that it be done right.”

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Supervisors Pass Framework for Opening Businesses Safely

05/05/20

"We want people to be able to get back to work, and start the difficult work of rebuilding our economy, but it is vital that it be done right. The guidelines outlined in the framework we approved today help us begin to move forward together."

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Fighting for Our Essential Workers During COVID-19

05/05/20

We joined CBS news on May 5 to go over two important measures we are bringing before the Board of Supervisors: one identifying a tiered system for "hazard pay" to compensate County essential workers fairly, and one entitling all essential workers to emergency childcare vouchers.

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Supervisor Fletcher's Policies Will Help Essential Workers During COVID-19

05/04/20

“Some professions during this global pandemic have the difficult responsibility of running towards the sound of danger, and our frontline and essential workers are those people,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “To reward their selflessness the hazard pay and emergency child care voucher policies provide them with more financial support for their courage and sacrifice as they help us battle this public health crisis.”

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Hazard Pay for Our First Responders and Essential Workers

05/04/20

Supervisor Fletcher joined FOX 5 on March 4th to discuss an initiative he is bringing before the Board of Supervisors to provide a modest "Hazard Pay" to our County of San Diego employees, including first responders and public health nurses who are at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Testing Ramps Up in Region

05/04/20

Two sites, managed by the state, will open in El Cajon and Chula Vista May 5. The state will also take over the testing site at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido so that the County can redirect its efforts to other vulnerable populations and communities.

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Fletcher to propose hazard pay, child care support for county’s essential workers

05/03/20

Fletcher said in a letter to the board that many health care workers, first responders and other essential workers are struggling to juggle child care responsibilities as they battle on the front lines of the pandemic. The virus is also disproportionately affecting families who were already grappling with trying circumstances, like those experiencing homelessness or those with children who have special needs.

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Californians Mostly Keeping Social Distance Protocol at Beaches, Police Say

05/03/20

A week after Californians weary of stay-at-home orders packed beaches, authorities pleaded for weekend visitors to follow social distancing rules: no bunching, keep walking or swimming, and leave the umbrellas at home.

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San Diegans get back to the beach — cautiously — on closely watched opening weekend

05/02/20

A quintessentially balmy Saturday presented the first key test for beachgoers after weeks of restricted access to the sand and waves. It’s a test San Diego seems to have passed.

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MTS Introduces New Tool to Fight COVID-19; Other Measures Introduced to Help Passengers During Pandemic

05/01/20

MTS has added a new decontamination protocol to its regular cleaning schedule. In addition to daily cleaning with disinfectants, buses will be fogged with a CDC-approved substance that kills COVID-19 (and other viruses) on contact.

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BETTER TOGETHER: Sup. Fletcher joins News 8 to share the generosity of our San Diego community

04/30/20

If you want to help, you need help, or you just want to be inspired by the generosity of San Diegans helping each other, watch this special highlighting the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched in March by Supervisor Fletcher in partnership with The San Diego Foundation.

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COVID-19 Community Response Fund Surpasses $10 Million Raised; Grants Additional $1.8 Million to Help Vulnerable San Diegans

04/30/20

The San Diego Foundation today announced the COVID-19 Community Response Fund has reached $10.8 million in donations. To date, the Fund has granted $7 million to more than 50 San Diego nonprofit organizations working on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Guidelines on Face Coverings

04/30/20

Effective Friday, May 1 everyone must wear face coverings whenever they are in public and expect to come within 6 feet of a non-household member. Face coverings provide a layer of protection that allows us all to stay safe from the spread of COVID-19.

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2020 Point in Time Count Results

04/28/20

. “With this data we can secure more funding to support our homeless outreach strategies and deliver critical mental health, substance abuse and housing services to people living in our region without shelter. To make the count a successful endeavor it takes people, and I am grateful for all the volunteers, but I have a special place in my heart for the more than five-hundred County employees who stepped-up this year -- thank you.”

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County lifts restrictions on ocean access; face coverings now required for all residents

04/24/20

“We certainly understand the special importance the ocean has to our community, to our society, to our way of life,” Fletcher said. “It’s where we swim, surf and recreate. The ocean is a symbol of who we are as San Diegans, and it’s appropriate at this point that we open limited access to the ocean.”

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Serving the Elderly During COVID-19

04/24/20

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched by Supervisor Fletcher and the San Diego Foundation, has given a $50,000 grant to Elderhelp, which serves more than 6,500 seniors annually throughout San Diego County.

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Statement: Harmony Grove Closed Session Vote

04/24/20

On Tuesday, April 21, I mistakenly voted in support of appealing litigation in our closed session on development in Harmony Grove. While my vote would not have changed the outcome, I wanted to publicly clarify my intent and opposition to the appeal.

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County Approves $5M in Small Business Loans for Unincorporated Areas

04/21/20

“We designed this program to allow public and private entities to donate money that our strategic partners can leverage using their technical expertise, staff capacity, balance sheets and resources to rapidly inject liquidity into the local San Diego County small business sector," Fletcher said.

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Supervisor Fletcher Votes Against Desmond, Gaspar Proposal to Open Businesses May 1

04/21/20

“We all want to open things back up, but we have to exercise caution and ensure our actions are guided by the facts presented to us and advice from public health experts not arbitrary dates decided by Supervisors Desmond and Gaspar.”

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Helping Feeding San Diego Serve County Residents During the COVID-19 Crisis

04/20/20

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched by Supervisor Fletcher and the San Diego Foundation, gave a $100,000 grant to Feeding San Diego, an independent 501(c)(3) which operates a comprehensive food rescue and distribution network.

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Supervisor Fletcher, Partners Stand-Up Loan Program for Small Business and Nonprofits

04/20/20

“We designed this Program to allow public and private entities to donate money that our strategic partners can leverage using their technical expertise, staff capacity, balance sheets and resources to rapidly inject liquidity into the local San Diego County small business sector,” said Supervisor Fletcher, Co-Chair of the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee.

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During pandemic, San Diego skies take a breath

04/18/20

“The coronavirus has been horrible and we certainly wish none of this would have ever happened,” said San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a leader of the county’s COVID-19 response and board member of both the state and local air boards. “But when we go through tragedy and crisis and difficulty, a lot of times it has an impact on our actions.

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MTS Board Meeting Recap: COVID Financial Impacts, $100M Capital Improvement Program Approved, Ballot Measure Effort Postponed

04/16/20

At its meeting today, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors addressed significant topics that impact the future of transit in San Diego.

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Proactive COVID-19 Testing Begins for Shelter Residents at Convention Center

04/16/20

“It is a testament to the commitment made by local government, service providers and nonprofits to work in a coordinated manner to slow the spread of coronavirus,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Vice-Chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless and Co-Chair of the County’s COVID-19 Task Force.

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Supervisor Fletcher on the Future of ELEVATE SD

04/16/20

"It is with a heavy heart, we confront the obvious and unavoidable reality that while the time will come to engage the public on an increased investment in our transit future, that time will not be in 2020."

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts To Cancellation of In-Person San Diego Pride Events

04/16/20

“For decades, San Diego Pride has formed the cornerstone of our community, fostering a spirit of inclusion, equality and respect for all San Diegans. While we may not be physically gathering together to celebrate this year’s Pride, we stand united in our solidarity and commitment to celebrating our resilient LGBTQ+ community.”

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Hope Lost, Now Found

04/15/20

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched by Supervisor Fletcher and The San Diego Foundation, gave a $100,000 grant to the Salvation Army, which has dedicating the donation to the economically vulnerable.

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MTS and NCTD to “Sound the Horn” for Public Transit Workers

04/15/20

“The folks who operate, drive, and work on transit are unsung heroes every day," said Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County Supervisor, and MTS Chair. "But in light of this health crisis and the fact that they are providing an absolutely essential service makes this acknowledgment even more meaningful. This is a small but powerful way to applaud the excellent work our transit operators are providing during this critical time.”

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Coming to the Aid of Those Who Need and Work in Child Care

04/10/20

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched by Supervisor Fletcher and The San Diego Foundation, is providing micro-grants ranging from $100 for food and diapers to $575 for child care costs to low-income, essential service workers and child care providers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supervisor Fletcher, County Board Join Coalition Requesting $2B be added to State Budget for Housing & Homelessness Resources

04/09/20

“We have risen to the occasion to protect unsheltered individuals during this coronavirus crisis, but now is the time to prepare to keep them from going back onto the streets when this pandemic ends,” said Supervisor Fletcher, Vice Chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless and Co-chair of the County’s COVID-19 Subcommittee.

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San Diego city and county partner on $25M behavioral health impact fund for service providers

04/08/20

San Diego County supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to an agreement reached with the City of San Diego to establish a $25 million behavioral health impact fund, which will pay for capital projects for mental health and substance abuse service providers

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MTS Will Reduce Service Levels on April 13 in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

04/06/20

“Transit is an essential service and must remain accessible for essential workers and services. And especially for our transit dependent communities,” said MTS Board Chair Nathan Fletcher. “MTS has lost about 65 percent of ridership on buses and Trolleys since the Governor’s stay-at-home order. It seems counterintuitive, but this is actually a good thing. It means our community is working together to limit the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home.”

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UT: 250-bed ‘field hospital’ planned for Escondido ahead of expected COVID-19 surge

04/05/20

“It is a tremendously positive step forward for our region,” county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said. “We’ve talked a lot about flattening the curve; the second part of that is raising the bar, raising our health system capacity.”

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How COVID-19 Response Donations are Helping Society's Most Vulnerable

04/06/20

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched by Supervisor Fletcher and The San Diego Foundation, gave a $100,000 grant to Interfaith Community Services that will provide meals, help with rent and utility bills, cover the cost of urgent medical and healthcare expenses, and more.

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Watch: Supervisor Fletcher on the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

04/03/20

Just weeks after we launched the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, donations are already being brought to bear in our communities to help those who have been hardest hit by the economic effects of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grant to Tri-City Hospital is Saving Lives

04/03/20

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, launched by Supervisor Fletcher and The San Diego Foundation, gave a $100,000 grant to the Tri-City Hospital Foundation for new GlideScopes – equipment that allows easier and safer emergency airway management for coronavirus patients and physicians.

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Convention Center Opens as Temporary Regional Homeless Shelter Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

04/01/20

“To best prepare for COVID-19, we need to all work together as a region," said Supervisor Fletcher. San Diego County is proud to provide emergency funding as well as mental and behavioral health services, healthcare and daily health screenings to help reduce the risk of this virus devastating our homeless community. Quite simply, it’s the right thing to do.”

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Major Gaps in Coronavirus Testing in Counties Across California

03/31/20

In terms of San Diego County, 31 out of every 10,000 people have been tested so far, one of the highest rates when compared to other large counties in California.

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San Diego volunteers start restoring 300,000 defective N95 masks for medical workers

03/31/20

"We are grateful Rock Church and its members have partnered with us to fix 300,000 vital N95 respirators by repairing the broken elastic bands of masks in our inventory," said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chair of the County of San Diego COVID-19 Subcommittee. "San Diegans are stepping-up in extraordinary ways under this unprecedented public health crisis and this collaboration is another example."

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How to Manage Your Mental Health and Cope During COVID-19

03/31/20

It’s important during times like these to monitor your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.

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County Restricts Cruise Ships With COVID-19

03/30/20

Health officials today announced the County is restricting the acceptance of cruise ships with COVID-19 cases and has instituted new rules for the unloading of passengers and crew members off cruise ships arriving in San Diego.

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Watch: Supervisor Fletcher Speaks at the 2020 San Diego Angel Conference

03/28/20

In March, we joined USD, The Brink, the Small Business Association and hundreds of local entrepreneurs and investors for the annual San Diego Angel Conference. Held virtually this year, the conference builds bridges between the visions that inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and the tools that will help them make their vision a reality.

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Domestic Violence Victims Amid COVID-19 Response

03/28/20

In the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all affected by the crisis. This is especially true for couples and families who may be at risk of domestic violence and who are now in close quarters amid Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order.

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County indefinitely extends public health order closing bars, schools, restaurants

03/28/20

“None of us know exactly how long it will last, we don’t exactly how many cases we will have or what day that we might hit the apex or flatten that curve,” said county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, “but we know the early days — and we are still in the early days — are the most critical and the most important.”

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San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grants $400,000 to Help First Responders and Low-Income Workers

03/26/20

The San Diego Foundation today announced $400,000 in rapid response grants from the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support the immediate needs of first responders, low-income workers and other hard-hit communities impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Was your job affected by coronavirus? Here’s how to file for unemployment

03/26/20

If you’ve lost a job or had hours reduced due to the pandemic, you can file a claim for unemployment benefits. Parents who have to stay home to care for a child due to a school closure are also eligible.

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Coronavirus briefings should be standardized at all levels of government

03/25/20

By having county doctors and health officials join in regular 2:30 p.m. briefings that last an hour — with about 15 minutes for updates and statements and about 45 minutes for questions that are emailed or texted by offsite reporters — the county is providing a needed service.

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San Diego County approves moratorium on residential, commercial evictions for people affected by COVID 19

03/24/20

“We want to make sure no one during this period of difficulty loses their home. We want to make sure everyone is fed. We want to make sure we can get through this in a humane and compassionate way and rebuild our economy going forward,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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San Diego Converts Golden Hall To Shelter, Prepares For More COVID-19 Cases

03/23/20

The city of San Diego announced Monday the entirety of Golden Hall and parts of the Convention Center will be converted to homeless shelters with hundreds of beds as the city rushes to prepare for what health officials are describing as a storm on the horizon with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Seuss Fund Announces Matching Campaign for Donations to San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

03/23/20

The Dr. Seuss Fund at The San Diego Foundation will provide a match of $1 for every $2 contributed to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

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Supervisors Fletcher and Gaspar Resolution Temporarily Halts Evictions in San Diego County Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Board Votes Tuesday

03/23/20

“Our economy and our residents are hurting. We need to preserve as much as we can. It is our duty to help San Diegans weather these challenges during the coronavirus crisis,” said Supervisor Fletcher, Co-chair, County of San Diego COVID-19 Subcommittee. “This resolution will provide temporary relief to individuals and businesses and provide a more stable road to financial recovery.”

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Preparations Underway to Open All of Golden Hall, Parts of Convention Center to Serve Homeless Individuals

03/23/20

“We want San Diegans to know their City, County and State government are working collaboratively with homeless service providers to activate a regionally coordinated plan to protect unsheltered people from COVID-19." -County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher

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County of San Diego to Receive Mobile Hospital - NBC San Diego

03/22/20

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Sup. Fletcher Emphasizes Importance of Accurate Information on COVID-19

03/21/20

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County officials stress stay-at-home order, acknowledge questions remain

03/20/20

“We are asking the public to join with us in this effort. Each and every one of us is on the front lines of having the ability to stand together and fight the spread of this,” Fletcher said.

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Qualcomm Foundation Donates $1 Million to San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund; Fund Reaches $5.7 Million

03/20/20

“Qualcomm has been a bedrock of economic stability and generosity in San Diego County for a very long time,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-chair, County of San Diego COVID-19 Subcommittee. “This substantial donation is another example of their continued commitment to empower people and contribute to our community’s well-being.”

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Supervisor Fletcher on Social Distancing - FOX 5 San Diego

03/20/20

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United Way of San Diego County Creates Emergency San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

03/20/20

“The United Way is ready to receive applications from San Diegans affected by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “They are a great partner, a dynamic community resource, and through their programming are on the frontlines to help people who struggle with food security, rental and utility assistance and income replacement or gap funding."

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Supervisor Fletcher lanza el Fondo Comunitario de COVID-19 - Univision San Diego

03/19/20

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Supervisor Fletcher on Testing Kits - NBC San Diego

03/19/20

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County Bans Groups of 10 or More People

03/18/20

The County is banning gatherings of 10 or more people in one room and smaller groups must stay six feet apart to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

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County’s Family Resource Centers, Housing and Community Development Services Office Suspending In-Person Services

03/18/20

Effective Thursday, March 19, the County’s Family Resource Centers, as well as the Housing and Community Development Services office are temporarily suspending in-person services.

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San Diego Leaders Launch COVID-19 Community Response Fund to Address San Diegans’ Growing Needs Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

03/16/20

“In San Diego, we care about one another,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chair of the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Subcommittee and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless. “We stand together and step up to help in times of great need. The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will lend a helping hand to our friends and neighbors impacted by this ongoing health crisis.”

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Los líderes de San Diego lanzan el Fondo de Respuesta Comunitaria COVID-19

03/16/20

El fondo se centra en la seguridad alimentaria, asistencia de alquiler y servicios públicos, sustitución de ingresos o financiamiento de brechas de $1.3 millones sembrados al fondo por San Diego Gas & Electric y la Fundación de San Diego. Haga donaciones a: SDFoundation.org/COVID19

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MTS Adds Handwashing Stations, Extra Cleaning Crews to battle COVID-19

03/12/20

“We’re thankful to our Board Chair and County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher for his leadership, collaboration and the quick response to get these handwashing stations out onto our system,” said MTS CEO Paul Jablonski.

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RTFH First Continuum of Care in Nation to Seek Support from HUD

03/11/20

“Individuals experiencing homelessness deserve the same care, compassion and information about COVID-19 as everyone else. We are aggressively working to make sure that happens,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chair, County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Subcommittee. “We want San Diegans to know that our region is working together and coordinated in our response managing the spread of COVID-19 and we take seriously our obligation to protect our most vulnerable, including homeless individuals.”

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Supervisors Create Subcommittee on Coronavirus

03/10/20

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today created a subcommittee to deal with the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and announced additional steps to slow the spread of the virus.

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Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Policy for Syringe Services Program

03/10/20

Today the Board of Supervisors heard the overwhelming medical, scientific, and community support for syringe services and the Board voted to move forward with creating a syringe services program to be brought back within four months for adoption.

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes to move forward with syringe service program

03/10/20

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 today to move forward with developing a syringe service program, as part of the county's harm-reduction strategies for public health.

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San Diego County supervisors approve plan to help deported veterans with Tijuana-based Vet Connect Station

03/10/20

“While that is a federal issue that has been going on in many administrations for many years that we can’t address, we can step up and try and extend our county services ... to those same veterans who served in the same wars and wore the same uniforms,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Deported Veterans to Receive Support from County of San Diego

03/10/20

The respect and dignity our veterans deserve knows no borders. We are delivering care, compassion and vital services to deported veterans by installing a county funded veterans connection computer station in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Presents Policy for Syringe Services Programs at County

03/06/20

“The evidence is clear, Syringe Services Programs are a medically supported best practice that protects public health, saves lives, and puts people with substance use disorders on a path to recovery,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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MTS Kicks off Essay Contest for Students to Win New Laptops

03/02/20

MTS & Coca Cola will award 40 high school students (Grades 9-12) a new laptop computer as part of the 17th Annual Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest. Students in grades 9-12 from all around San Diego County are encouraged to submit an essay and application starting March 2 through April 10.

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Supervisor Fletcher Joins SAY San Diego and ACT to Escape the Vape

02/27/20

We are proud to be working with so many amazing, dedicated young leaders who are fighting to protect the future! Vaping is a scourge in our schools and in our community, and is bringing illness and addiction to hundreds of our kids.

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Supervisors Fletcher & Cox Announce County Adds Substance Abuse Treatment to Psychiatric Hospital

02/26/20

“We are taking bold action and changing how we operate to ensure better outcomes for the patients who visit our psychiatric hospital. By taking the unprecedented step of co-locating mental health and substance abuse treatment we are better equipped to provide vital services to a hard to reach group of people, many of whom are experiencing chronic homelessness.”

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County Announces High-Intensity Drug Rehab Program for Frequent Mental Health Patients

02/26/20

At a news conference Wednesday, county supervisors Greg Cox and Nathan Fletcher announced what they’re calling the “Accelerated Connections to Treatment” program, saying that it is intended to break the cycle of readmission for a relatively small group of residents who often have co-ocurring mental health needs and substance abuse disorders.

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County to Kill Weeds without Using Harmful Toxins

02/26/20

Today, the County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a policy introduced by Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Dianne Jacob to prohibit the County from using chemicals containing glyphosate, a chemical linked to rare cancers at County-owned and maintained properties.

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Satellite Voting Locations to Open Saturday

02/25/20

The Registrar of Voters will open four satellite voting locations this weekend to add to options for early voting and to help those who haven’t registered to vote but still want to take part in the March 3 Presidential Primary Election.

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County Selects Contractor for Southeastern Live Well Center

02/25/20

“This is another important milestone for this project,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “Last year we opened up the process, made it more transparent, gathered vital community input and now the committee has selected a contractor it believes can build the Southeastern Live Well Center to reflect the vision put forward by the residents. We will continue to keep the community informed throughout the build process.”

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Supes. Fletcher and Jacob Take Action to Protect Public Health, Push for County to use Alternatives to Roundup Weed Killer

02/25/20

“We are taking action to protect the public and our planet from the dangers of the harmful toxin glyphosate, a chemical found in products like Roundup,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “Using organic alternatives is a better way.”

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Supervisor Fletcher Supports Co-locating Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services; Board Vote is Supportive

02/25/20

The Board’s vote on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) facilities today ensures better attention to community concerns about safety surrounding MAT facilities are addressed, accountability is upheld and enforcement can be carried out.

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District 4 Neighborhood to Receive Affordable Housing Because of County Investment

02/25/20

With today’s Board action: Innovative Housing Trust Fund, CDBG and HOME funds will be allocated to support the construction of 435 affordable housing units across the County.

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South Bay City Ranks Among the Top 20 Worst Commutes in US

02/24/20

If you’re regularly driving through Chula Vista, you have one of the worst commutes in the country, according to a study that compared drive times in the 100 largest cities in the U.S.

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Supervisor Fletcher and Chairman Cox to Develop $25M Behavioral Health Impact Fund

02/19/20

County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Greg Cox, during his final State of the County Address Wednesday night, announced plans to join with Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the City of San Diego to develop a $25 million Behavioral Health Impact Fund this year.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Comments on Governor Newsom’s Homeless Plans announced during 2020 State of the State

02/19/20

Today Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a path forward on homelessness that is actionable and shows his commitment to addressing the challenge our state faces.

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Board of Supervisors Makes Right Decision to Ratify Local Emergencies

02/19/20

Today’s vote reaffirmed the County of San Diego’s decisive action on Friday to declare a local emergency and local health emergency was the right one.

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UT: Surge in youth vaping prompting cities, state to consider flavored tobacco bans

02/19/20

"A national surge in youth vaping is prompting many local cities, including San Diego, to consider banning the sale of flavored tobacco, vaping liquids and related products. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher visited Encinitas and San Diego last week, and is scheduled to moderate a Chula Vista community panel on Thursday."

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Supervisor Fletcher and Asm. Gonzalez to Vote Early on Valentine's Day

02/14/20

“Our democracy works best when the most people possible participate,” said Supervisor Fletcher. "By leveraging options like early voting, vote by mail, or visiting one of the County’s satellite voting locations before election day, you are able to avoid the expected rush on election day.”

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Sup. Fletcher to Present on Youth Vaping to SD City Council’s Environment Committee

02/12/20

“I am passionate about tackling the vaping crisis because I know that flavors hook kids on nicotine for life - and after years of making progress to reduce tobacco use by teens, we are seeing an alarming increase in the number of teens who vape,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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PODCAST: Supervisor Fletcher Discusses His Proudest Accomplishments with Matt Strabone

02/12/20

Sup. Fletcher sat down with Matt Strabone for his "Show in Progress" podcast to chat about his work to help the County deal with some of our region's toughest challenges.

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Increasing Transit Ridership in San Diego Continues

02/11/20

“More and more San Diegans are using transit as an alternative to driving. This has a direct effect on lessening traffic congestion, providing cleaner air and lowering greenhouse gas emissions,” said Nathan Fletcher, MTS Board Chair and San Diego County Supervisor. “This momentum significantly helps our efforts moving MTS forward to provide a better connected, less congested, greener future.”

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Supervisor Fletcher in Encinitas Tonight to Present on Vaping to Youth Commission

02/05/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to present to Encinitas Youth Commission on Vaping Crisis tonight, which will be taken under consideration by the Youth Commission as they consider introducing recommendations to the Encinitas City Council about the sale of vaping products.

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County Moves to Implement Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products

01/28/20

With today’s Board Action, the County has taken the final step to put the health of our children and our communities over the profits of big tobacco.

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UT: County approves Third Avenue mental health hub agreement, but Scripps bows out

01/28/20

Jacob commended her colleague, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, for pushing to have the Third Avenue property used for mental health rather than residential redevelopment and for sinking a large amount of political capital into pushing for changes that go deeper than merely building a few additional buildings with enough beds to replace those that will be lost in coming years.

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County to Enter Historic Partnership UCSD Health on Regional Behavioral Health Hub

01/28/20

"I am thrilled to announce we reached a historic agreement with UC San Diego Health on our journey to building a better way for delivering behavioral health services," said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Board Authorizes County to Move Forward with Plans for Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool, Regional Task Force on Homeless Partnership

01/28/20

As a member of the Governor’s Council on Regional Homeless Advisors, I am thankful our board voted to continue progress towards innovative solutions to tackle our housing and homelessness crisis.

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Supervisor Fletcher Announces County’s Census 2020 Outreach Plan

01/22/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today, alongside members of the Count Me 2020 coalition, announced at a press conference the County of San Diego’s plans to educate hard to reach populations about the 2020 Census and unveiled Census advertisements that will appear in the 1.8 million sample ballot pamphlets being distributed this week by the County Registrar of Voters.

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County Wants Your Input on Mental Health, Substance Use Issues

01/17/20

This month, San Diego County HHSA is hosting forums around the County to gather public input on how we can improve our services surrounding mental health and substance abuse.

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Important Transit Information for MLK Holiday Weekend and the Women’s March

01/17/20

Tens of thousands of people are expected in downtown San Diego this weekend for the 2020 Women’s March, and the Metropolitan Transit System is encouraging residents to avoid traffic, closed streets and parking hassles by taking the transit to the event.

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Board Gives Consent to Continue Refugee Resettlement Programming

01/14/20

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 voted to submit a response of consent to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order requiring state and local governments to sign-off on accepting the resettlement of refugees in their community.

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Board Approves Smoking/Vaping Related Ordinances

01/14/20

The ordinances the Board passed today to restrict the sale and use of smoking and vaping products in unincorporated areas of the County will save lives.

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Supervisor Fletcher Congratulates Incoming Board Chair Cox, Thanks Outgoing Chair Jacob for her Leadership

01/14/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today expressed appreciation for Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s leadership as Board Chair last year, and congratulated Supervisor Greg Cox on becoming Chair in his final year of service to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Fletcher is looking forward to another year of progress as Board of Supervisors' Chair pro tempore.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher & Other Homeless Advisors Make Recommendations to Governor Newsom

01/13/20

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, in his appointed role to the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, together with the other 12 members of the Council today presented an interim set of recommendations for how to address homelessness in a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and unveiled them during a press briefing in Sacramento.

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Supervisor Fletcher has Pride for Rainbow Crosswalk in his District

01/11/20

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is proud of San Diego’s first rainbow crosswalk to honor the history, culture and importance of the LGBTQ+ community of the region is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood, in the 4th Supervisorial District.

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Board of Supervisors to Vote on Anti-Vaping Ordinances

01/10/20

Supervisors Fletcher and Jacob joined Dr. Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH to roll out the details of a series of anti-vaping and anti-tobacco ordinances that will be brought to a full Board vote on January 14th.

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Supervisors Fletcher, Jacob Announce Details of Vaping Ordinances

01/09/20

County of San Diego Board of Supervisors’ Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today announced details of new ordinances the board is set to consider Tues., Jan. 14, to crack down on the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes.

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Gov. Newsom Announces CA Homeless Fund

01/08/20

We stand with Governor Newsom's efforts to tackle homelessness in California. We must use all available resources to build more affordable housing and deliver behavioral health services to homeless populations in order to effectively address this crisis.

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Statement: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Reacts to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Homelessness

01/08/20

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Discusses De-escalating Tensions with Iran

01/08/20

Supervisor Fletcher sat down with FOX 5 anchors to discuss the unfolding situation in Iran, its targeting of U.S. forces in Iraq, and his own military experience serving in the two countries.

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Mental Health Care Finally Got County’s Attention in 2019

01/06/20

From the biggest rethink of mental health care in decades to caring for the smallest baby in the world, 2019 was a particularly eventful year in San Diego County health care.

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Fletcher Succeeds in Increasing County Spending on Behavioral Health

01/05/20

KPBS News' Mark Sauer and the Union-Tribune's Charles Clark discuss some of Sup. Fletcher's landmark accomplishments of 2019, including a focus on patient-centered care in our Behavioral Health System.

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Change Came to San Diego County in 2019

12/31/19

In 2019, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher built coalitions, pushed a progressive agenda and put San Diego on a path to change. Watch our 2019 recap video to look back on some landmark accomplishments from our first year in office.

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San Diego County Supervisor Fletcher eyes large behavioral health initiatives in 2020

12/26/19

"Nathan Fletcher is focusing on behavioral health, transit, and environmental protections after his freshman year."

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County-Supported Housing Navigation Center a Step Forward for San Diego

12/26/19

This month, the Housing Navigation Center opened its doors to an eager community of unsheltered residents of downtown San Diego.

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County Reimbursed $2 Million for Migrant Crisis Costs

12/20/19

FEMA check covers County HHSA costs for local migrant shelter; Supervisors’ Bold Action in January Helped Migrant Families.

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FEMA reimburses San Diego $2 million for costs incurred during migrant crisis

12/20/19

"Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed the county more than $2 million for providing medical attention to immigrants and asylum seekers who temporarily stayed at a shelter near downtown San Diego earlier this year."

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Editorial: Needle exchange program would bring San Diego County into 21st century

12/17/19

"If the county wants to keep improving both public health and its reputation, it should heed Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and start clean syringe exchange and condom distribution programs to limit the spread of diseases."

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Syringe exchange floated as possible way to fight STD increases in San Diego County

12/12/19

"Fletcher calls for his colleagues to discuss options in coming year"

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First Battery-Electric San Diego MTS Bus Now Serving Passengers

12/18/19

"The start of service also marks the start of a two-year electric bus pilot program announced earlier this fall."

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Voice of the Year 2019: Nathan Fletcher

12/16/19

"Nathan Fletcher is almost weekly staking out positions that have generated intense conversations."

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San Diego County adopts new approach for handling Child Welfare Services Hotline calls

12/10/19

"County Supervisors hope to reduce the number of cases that slip through the cracks."

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Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Leave No Veterans Behind Proposal

12/10/19

Today the Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in support of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s proposal to have the Chief Administrative Officer come up with a plan to expand a County Vet Connect station with a secure internet connection in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Supervisor Fletcher Seeks to Help Deported Veterans in Tijuana

12/09/19

"Nathan Fletcher will bring forth a policy to County Board of Supervisors to assist deported veterans in accessing their benefits"

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Supervisor Fletcher Visits San Carlos Area Council Meeting

12/09/19

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Survey for District 4 Seniors

11/26/19

City of San Diego residents 50 years old or older are invited to take part in a survey to voice their priorities for making San Diego an Age-Friendly City where all residents can age well.

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Board Approves Supervisor Fletcher’s Proposal for a Flexible Funds for Housing Program (Flex Pool)

11/19/19

The homeless crisis facing San Diego requires us to be not only creative and innovative in seeking solutions, but collaborative, cities and counties working together with nonprofits and the private sector.

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County Supervisors Expand Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board

11/19/19

County Supervisors today expanded the new Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board to better serve children and families in the foster care system.

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Supervisor Fletcher Announces Proposal for Housing Subsidy Program

11/18/19

Today Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced a new policy proposal for the County of San Diego to assist unsheltered individuals, veterans, and seniors on fixed incomes with gap funding for direct rental assistance and other housing related expenses so they can secure permanent housing quickly and without barriers.

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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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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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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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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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