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

05/24/22

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

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

05/24/22

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

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

05/24/22

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

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

05/24/22

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

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

05/23/22

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

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County Wins 61 National Achievement Awards for Outstanding Programs

05/23/22

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

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

05/23/22

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

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

05/22/22

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

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

05/18/22

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

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CHAIR FLETCHER RELEASES BUDGET MESSAGE ON EVE OF COUNTY BUDGET HEARINGS

05/18/22

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

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

05/13/22

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

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

05/12/22

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

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

05/12/22

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

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

05/12/22

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

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

05/11/22

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

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COUNTY SUPPORTS YOUTH OPPORTUNITY PASSES WITH $1.5 MILLION

05/10/22

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

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

05/10/22

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

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San Diego County votes to accept funding for child care centers

05/10/22

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

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

05/10/22

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

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Supervisors vote to accept funding for child care centers

05/10/22

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

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

05/09/22

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

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

05/09/22

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

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

05/09/22

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

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

05/09/22

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

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

05/09/22

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

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County leaders announce plan to help cities with homeless services

05/09/22

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

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

05/05/22

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

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

05/05/22

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

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County and City Leaders Ready to Respond Together to Disasters

05/04/22

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

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County Probation Opens Community Office in North Park

05/03/22

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

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

05/02/22

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

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COUNTY INCREASES SUBCONTRACTOR TRANSPARENCY WITH UPDATED ORDINANCES

04/27/22

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

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COUNTY WILL PURCHASE TWIN ENGINE HELICOPTER TO FIGHT FIRES

04/26/22

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

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

04/26/22

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

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

04/26/22

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

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

04/26/22

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

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COUNTY PROCEEDS WITH VEGETATION MANAGEMENT & PROCUREMENT OF FIRE RETARDANT

04/26/22

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

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

04/26/22

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

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San Diego County supervisors OK shelter policy for asylum seekers

04/26/22

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

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CLEAR Launches Expedited Lanes at San Diego International Airport

04/26/22

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

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San Diego County supervisors vote to designate new migrant shelter

04/26/22

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

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

04/25/22

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

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

04/22/22

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

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Fletcher, others discuss ways to address county homeless issue

04/22/22

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

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

04/21/22

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

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

04/21/22

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

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New development will bring 40 units for San Diego homeless

04/21/22

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

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

04/21/22

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

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

04/20/22

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

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

04/20/22

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

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Bayside Community Center hands out tiny garden bags to families

04/20/22

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

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

04/20/22

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

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SD Foundation Earmarks $10M for Affordable Housing

04/19/22

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

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County considers buying new $16M firefighting helicopter

04/19/22

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

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

04/18/22

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

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Join Chair Fletcher for the 2022 Tiny Garden Distribution

04/15/22

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

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CHAIR FLETCHER BACKS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S ACTIONS AGAINST GHOST GUNS

04/11/22

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

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

04/11/22

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

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

04/08/22

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

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

04/08/22

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

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

04/06/22

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

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Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Foster Veteran Entrepreneurship

04/06/22

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

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

04/05/22

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

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

04/05/22

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

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

04/05/22

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

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MOBILE PHARMACY VANS BILL MOVE TO NEXT STEPS IN PROCESS

04/04/22

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

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Transcript of The 2022 State of San Diego County Address

03/30/22

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

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

03/30/22

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

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Fletcher Pledges Action on Big County Challenges

03/30/22

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

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Father Joe’s Villages Praises Supervisor’s Homeless Proposals

03/30/22

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

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

03/29/22

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

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

03/29/22

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

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COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO READY TO HELP UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

03/24/22

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

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

03/23/22

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

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER ISSUES STATEMENT ON INTERIM SHERIFF APPOINTMENT

03/22/22

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

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

03/18/22

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

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

03/15/22

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

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Board Passes Policy to Address Deaths in County Jails

03/15/22

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

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Local lawmakers claim hundreds of millions for military, local projects

03/15/22

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

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

03/14/22

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

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MTS Approves New Affordable Housing Development in South Bay

03/11/22

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

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

03/07/22

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

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

03/07/22

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

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

03/07/22

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

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

03/04/22

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

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What It Means to Declare COVID Misinformation a Health Crisis

03/04/22

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

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER SUPPORTS THE GOVERNOR’S CARE COURT

03/03/22

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

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

03/01/22

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

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COUNTY SAN DIEGO TURNS SURPLUS LAND INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

03/01/22

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

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Statement: State Taking Step in Right Direction on Student Masking

02/28/22

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

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

02/27/22

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

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

02/25/22

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

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MTS bus, trolley ridership trending upward as Omicron surge wanes

02/25/22

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

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

02/25/22

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

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SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER SUPPORTS THE CALIFORNIA SMARTER PLAN

02/17/22

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

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

02/16/22

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

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San Diego County rolls out mental health crisis team

02/16/22

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

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

02/14/22

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

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

02/14/22

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

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

02/12/22

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

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

02/12/22

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

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Safe Gun Storage Ordinance Takes Effect February 25

02/11/22

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

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

02/10/22

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

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

02/10/22

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

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

02/10/22

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

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I am proud to now represent the Jewel of the Hills

02/10/22

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

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

02/09/22

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

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

02/08/22

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

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

02/08/22

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

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EAST COUNTY TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN THE NEXT YEAR

02/08/22

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

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

02/08/22

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

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

02/07/22

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

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Happy to continue serving the Uptown community

02/04/22

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

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CHAIR FLETCHER RESPONDS TO STATE AUDIT OF SHERIFF DEPARTMENT JAILS

02/03/22

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

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100 Affordable Housing Units Coming to San Marcos

02/01/22

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

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County opens new Youth Transition Campus

01/28/22

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

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New Youth Transition Campus Completed

01/28/22

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

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Community gardens to get $7 million from county

01/27/22

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

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

01/27/22

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

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

01/27/22

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

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Excitement swirls around Waterfront Park's coming attractions

01/27/22

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

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Supervisors Approve Plan to Preserve Future of San Pasqual Academy

01/27/22

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

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Inter-Con Security Officers Begin Patrol at MTS Transit Stations

01/26/22

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

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

01/25/22

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

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

01/25/22

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

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Serve As Many Foster Youth As Allowable, Says Chair Fletcher

01/25/22

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

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

01/24/22

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

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Sen. Dodd Introduces Mobile Pharmacy Van Bill

01/24/22

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

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

01/24/22

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

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

01/21/22

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

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

01/19/22

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

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Sheriff Bill Gore announces early retirement, starting next month

01/19/22

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

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County’s New District Boundaries Take Effect

01/18/22

More than 1 million San Diego County residents ― three out of every 10 ― woke up Saturday in a new supervisorial district. The boundaries of their County districts were revised by an independent redistricting commission that worked for a year with public input.

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NATHAN FLETCHER TO SERVE SECOND YEAR AS CHAIR OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

01/11/22

Today, Nathan Fletcher was unanimously voted by his colleagues to again serve as Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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SUPERVISORS PASS NEW COMMON-SENSE GUN REFORM ORDINANCE

01/11/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today during its first meeting of the New Year addressed gun violence by passing an ordinance to require safe firearm storage and to prohibit untraceable “ghost guns”' to be distributed or created in San Diego County.

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San Diego Board of Supervisors chooses Nathan Fletcher to chair a second year

01/11/22

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher will serve a second year in the position, following a unanimous vote by the board.

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San Diego Pride Parade And Festival To Return In 2022

12/30/21

San Diego Pride is excited to announce the return of the annual in-person San Diego Pride week, including the Pride Parade and Festival, in July of 2022.

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CVPD partners with county mental health teams that responds to emergencies

12/29/21

The Chula Vista Police Department partnered with county behavioral health teams that may respond to non-violent mental health and substance use emergencies instead of law enforcement, when appropriate.

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Despite pandemic, San Diego’s Asian and Pacific Islander-owned businesses added $5B to economy

12/28/21

Local Asian and Pacific Islander-owned businesses generate approximately $5 billion for the region’s economy and yet they were some of the hardest hit during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by the Asian Business Association of San Diego.

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More shelters, services, outreach for homeless expected in 2022

12/26/21

Efforts to get homeless people off the street and into shelters, housing and programs are expected to increase in the new year as more cities throughout the county are taking actions to address the issue.

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3 YEAR IMPACT REPORT RELEASED BY SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER’S OFFICE

12/21/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, has released an interactive, multimedia “3 Year Impact Report” to highlight some of the progress that has taken place at the County since January 2019 when he began representing San Diego County’s 4th Supervisorial District.

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San Diego County supervisors size up, get to know their new districts

12/21/21

New voting maps for San Diego County will shift the lines of representation, establishing a majority Latino district in South County, and another central district with high numbers of Latino, Asian, Black and immigrant populations.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher speaks with News 8 about why sanitation workers are on strike

12/21/21

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Countywide Homeless Outreach is Underway Through Partnership with PATH

12/20/21

The County of San Diego in 2021 stepped up its commitment to tackling homelessness, and since July teams from People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) have spread out across the county to help connect unsheltered individuals with services.

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County, homeless service providers ramping up staffing for outreach workers

12/17/21

Homelessness is not just in the city of San Diego. Other communities are grappling with how to house the unsheltered, and the county is stepping in to help.

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Trolley-to-airport extension coming to San Diego

12/17/21

A Metropolitan Transit System study released Thursday has determined that the long-desired extension trolley to the San Diego International Airport is possible and can be completed within the next decade.

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Mayor Gloria, Chair Fletcher Launch Shelter for Homeless Residents with Behavioral Health Needs

12/15/21

Continuing their collaborative partnership to meet the broad needs of San Diego residents experiencing homelessness, Mayor Todd Gloria and County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher today announced the opening of the new Community Harm Reduction Team (C-HRT) facility for unsheltered residents who struggle with substance abuse and often co-occurring mental illness.

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Shelter for homeless people with addictions, mental health issues nears opening

12/15/21

Aiming to help one of the most challenging homeless populations on the street, officials from the city and county of San Diego on Wednesday gave a preview of a soon-to-open shelter that will serve people with addiction and mental health issues.

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San Diego County fights COVID misinformation with doctor panels

12/09/21

"COVID doesn't exist," said a speaker during the public comment of San Diego County's Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. That was followed by a barrage of other speakers also denying COVID-19 and sharing medical misinformation about the virus that has sickened, permanently disabled and killed thousands across the county.

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268 SAN DIEGANS HAVE BEEN HELPED BECAUSE OF MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAMS

12/07/21

The countywide Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) initiative launched several months ago has already responded to 268 calls (as of Nov. 29, 2021) for service with 30% transported to Crisis Stabilization Units and 45% connected to community services. Thirty-four percent of the people the MCRTs helped were experiencing homelessness.

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Supervisors Expand Mobile Crisis Teams to Treat Mental Health and Dug Abuse

12/07/21

San Diego County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to expand the countywide Mobile Crisis Response Team initiative as an alternative to treat people with mental health or substance abuse issues.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & SUPERVISORS TAKE STEPS TO PROVIDE MORE OPIOID TREATMENT SERVICES

12/07/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5 to 0 today to move forward several harm reduction drug treatment projects being undertaken by the County’s Behavioral Health Services. Earlier this year, Chair Fletcher won the support of his colleagues to give the Behavioral Health Services team more authority to implement industry best practices to help San Diegans manage their addiction to opioids and other debilitating substances.

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Mental health teams that respond to emergencies in lieu of police will soon be available countywide

12/07/21

Behavioral health teams that can respond to mental health and substance use emergencies instead of police will be available to all county residents starting Wednesday, officials announced.

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SD County Supervisors OK over $1M in fire suppression grants

12/07/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved receiving more than $1.09 million in grants for fire suppression activities, including defensible space and training.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & OTHER SUPES APPROVE NEARLY $1.1M MORE FOR COUNTY FIRE PREVENTION & SUPPRESSION ACTIVITIES

12/07/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the other members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today authorized receipt of $1,097,129 in grants from four different entities to support fire prevention activities such as creating defensible space, fire suppression tools, and training.

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Supervisors approve over $1M in fire suppression grants

12/07/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved receiving more than $1.09 million in grants for fire suppression activities, including defensible space and training.

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San Diego Pride set to return in person in 2022

12/03/21

After two years of being a mostly virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Diego Pride — highlighted by the 1.5-mile-long parade in Hillcrest and two-day festival in Balboa Park — will return in person in 2022.

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County Focuses More Attention on Mental Health

11/28/21

For the first time, San Diego County is poised to dispatch mobile teams of mental health professionals dedicated to responding to people in crisis instead of sending police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

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First recipient of the San Diego Black Homebuyers Program settles into his new home

11/26/21

Tyshawn Cook has big plans for his newly purchased two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Spring Valley. “I am in the middle of renovating everything so the whole kitchen is going to get moved and destroyed,” said Cook, as he walked around his new living room.

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Program to help lower-income San Diego residents buy electric vehicles expected to launch next year

11/24/21

Delayed more than a year amid the pandemic, a state program designed to help lower-income Californians buy electric vehicles got funding approval last week to launch in San Diego County next year. The California Air Resources Board voted on Nov. 19 to approve a funding plan that includes $5 million to implement the Clean Cars 4 All program in San Diego County.

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Nathan Fletcher Re-Elected Chair of MTS

11/18/21

In a unanimous vote today, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board of directors re-elected San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to a second two-year term as chairperson. His appointment will run through December 2023.

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SUPPORT ELIMINATING OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING, CHAIR FLETCHER ISSUES VIDEO NEWS RELEASE IN RESPONSE TO VOTE

11/16/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today with an 5-0 vote passed policy #18 authored by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s for the County to support Congressman Mike Levin’s American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVES CREATION OF LOCAL ORDINANCE TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

11/16/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that will help address barriers and discrimination that women face in the county and will also begin the process of developing a gender equity strategy to implement the ordnance’s adoption. The initiative was co-docketed by Chair, Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas and was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors (5-0).

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San Diego County Supervisors oppose offshore oil drilling, create women’s equity ordinance

11/16/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors called for curtailing offshore oil drilling Wednesday, voting unanimously to support the American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act introduced in Congress by Rep. Mike Levin to prohibit oil and gas leasing in Southern California.

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Where Will San Diego Spend Money From Federal Infrastructure Law?

11/16/21

The $1 trillion infrastructure agreement was signed into law by Pres. Joe Biden on Monday, and now the federal government will send that money to local and state governments to fix things like crumbling roads and bridges. In San Diego, county leaders expect to spend the money on everything from fixing roads to investing in the expansion of the Mid-Coast Trolley.

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SUPERVISORS PUSH TO KEEP BEACHES & BAYS CLEAN FOR FAMILIES BY SUPPORTING THE ELIMINATION OF OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING

11/15/21

San Diego County beaches and bays are at risk of the preventable failures of the offshore oil drilling industry, as was evidenced by the recently busted pipe in Huntington Beach. Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer want offshore drilling to stop and have introduced a policy for the County to support Congressman Mike Levin’s American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act.

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Local leaders tout benefits of federal infrastructure bill

11/15/21

America’s crumbling infrastructure could soon see major improvements. A $1.2 trillion infrastructure package was signed Monday by President Joe Biden. The bipartisan bill includes money for roads, bridges, transportation, clean drinking water, access to high-speed internet and more.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER PREVIEWS NOV. 16 & 17 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING

11/12/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today released a brief video preview of the agendas for the Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17 Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Opinion: San Diego County’s new public comment rules make sense — with two possible exceptions

11/11/21

After hearing months of angry, threatening remarks from speakers — including a vile racist outburst last week — county supervisors on Wednesday voted 3 to 1 to tighten rules for public comment.

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County Board Meeting Rules & Procedures Policy Passes

11/10/21

Today we took action to reform our rules and procedures to ensure we can have a safe and healthy environment to conduct the people’s business while allowing full public participation.

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After Racism and Threats, San Diego Board of Supervisors Changes Meeting Rules

11/10/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 1 Wednesday in favor of changing procedural rules for public meetings in an effort to curtail hate speech and inappropriate conduct during county meetings. The vote followed months of vitriolic comments from members of the public that came to a head last week when a speaker wished death on two supervisors and death by suicide on another, and directed a racial slur at Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health director, who is Black.

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Deported Veterans Could Return to U.S. Under Proposed Law

11/10/21

If it passes and becomes law, the Veteran Deportation Prevention and Reform Act will pave the way for immigrant veterans to become U.S. citizens and open the door for vets who were already deported to return to the United States.

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Board of Supes Propose Changes to Rules of Procedure

11/10/21

The San Diego Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on November 10 at 2 P.M. to discuss and approve new changes to the Rules of Procedure. The Rules of Procedure are guidelines in place that must be followed during the Board meeting and dictate how the meeting should be conducted.

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SUPERVISORS FLETCHER & VARGAS WORK TO PREVENT DISRUPTIVE & INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT AT COUNTY MEETINGS, SUPERVISORS TO VOTE ON NEW PROCEDURES AT WEDNESDAY SPECIAL MEETING

11/09/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas are working to strengthen the procedures at Board of Supervisors meetings to ensure they are equitable, non-disruptive to county business and protect free speech; this action comes after some members of the public last week created a hostile work environment for County staff when they used racist, disrespectful and threatening language during the meeting.

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MTS wins National Award for COVID-19 Response

11/09/21

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has selected the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) as the winner of the Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards for the agency’s outstanding response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognizes transportation systems that have implemented programs or initiatives that have achieved documented success in addressing specific safety or security program areas.

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New Crisis Stabilization Unit will Open in Oceanside: A Better Way for Behavioral Health

11/08/21

Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) being built throughout San Diego County are a better way to provide behavioral health access. Starting later this year, the County of San Diego will open a new CSU in Oceanside.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT APPROVES AMENDMENT TO LOCAL RULE TO REDUCE CANCER RISK IN THE REGION

11/04/21

The new San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) voted unanimously today to approve an item to reduce the toxic pollutants being discharged from facilities regulated by Rule 1210 – Toxic Air Contaminant Public Health Risks-Public Notification and Risk Reduction. The regulation change establishes health-protective limits at which these facilities (such as power plants, landfills, refineries, and other industrial sites) must notify surrounding communities of elevated health risks and reduce these risks.

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COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO TO IDENTIFY A SUSTAINABLE FUNDING STRATEGY FOR SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK

11/03/21

Today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 0, with Vice-Chair Vargas being absent during the vote, in favor of a Department of Parks and Recreation proposal to spend up to $500,000 to work with a consultant to identify options for securing funds for acquiring land, implementing trails, and completing the San Diego River Park, which stretches 52 miles from the Cuyamaca Mountains in Julian to the Pacific Ocean.

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SUPERVISORS SUPPORT CHAIR FLETCHER’S SAFETY POLICY FOR ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS

11/03/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today with a 4-1 vote passed Chair Nathan Fletcher’s policy to require safety certifications for entertainment employees, vendors, and subcontractors working on events at County facilities.

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Chair Nathan Fletcher Responds to Comments Made at Board of Supervisors Meeting

11/03/21

We should all be outraged by the comments made at yesterday’s meeting. It is unfortunate that some commenters at our Board of Supervisors meetings have taken an escalating low road in attacking county staff and members of the board and creating a hostile and unproductive environment to conduct the people’s business. As San Diegans, we are better than that.

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San Diego County Supervisors require safety certifications for outdoor events

11/03/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday voted 4-1 to require safety certifications for entertainment employees, vendors and subcontractors working on outdoor events at county facilities.

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San Diego County will create regional film office to boost economy, support artists

11/03/21

San Diego County will establish a regional film office intended to create new job opportunities and support San Diego film and arts. The Board of Supervisors, during their Tuesday regular meeting, voted unanimously in favor of the San Diego Regional Film Office, proposed by Chairman Nathan Fletcher.

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‘Lights, Camera, Action’: Supervisors Approve Creation of San Diego Regional Film Office

11/03/21

San Diego County will establish a regional film office intended to create new job opportunities and support San Diego film and arts. The Board of Supervisors, during their Tuesday regular meeting, voted unanimously in favor of the San Diego Regional Film Office, proposed by Chairman Nathan Fletcher.

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CHAIR FLETCHER, OTHER SUPERVISORS CALL OUT RACIST & INAPPROPRIATE REMARKS

11/02/21

Tonight, at the conclusion of public comment about the COVID-19 pandemic (Item #11), Chair Nathan Fletcher and other Supervisors addressed racist and inappropriate comments made by Jason Robo and others.

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BOARD SUPPORTS CHAIR FLETCHER’S REGIONAL FILM OFFICE POLICY WITH A 5-0 VOTE

11/02/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to pass Chair Nathan Fletcher’s policy to create a San Diego Regional Film Office by a vote of 5 to 0.

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Board of Supervisors Supports County Employees on the Clock Volunteerism for Annual Point in Time Count

11/02/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed a policy introduced by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice-Chair Nora Vargas to participate in the annual Point in Time County initiative while on County time.

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Creation of Regional Film Office Considered by County Leaders

11/02/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is set to discuss at Tuesday's meeting establishing a regional film office intended to create new job opportunities and support San Diego film and arts. Nathan Fletcher, chair of the board, introduced a policy to establish the film office Monday at the Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero in San Diego.

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Chair Fletcher's Regional Film Office Policy to Create Jobs, Support Film, and Arts

11/01/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, has introduced a policy to establish a regional film office to support the local economy by creating new local job opportunities and supporting the San Diego film and arts, with additional benefits for our tourism and hospitality industries. Today, Chair Fletcher made the announcement at the Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero in San Diego.

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CHAIR NATHAN FLETCHER FEATURED SPEAKER FOR WHITE HOUSE PANEL ON HOUSING, LAND USE

11/01/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, participated Friday morning in a panel hosted by the White House about “Reducing Land Use and Zoning Restrictions.” Chair Fletcher’s portion of the virtual panel focused on local initiatives to increase the supply of housing and loosen restrictions, and make it more affordable for working families to find affordable housing options.

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New push to get San Diego on silver screen

11/01/21

San Diego has been the setting for some big-time films — Anchorman, Citizen Kane, Top Gun, Deep Blue Sea, to name a few. But local officials say in recent years production crews have stayed away from America's Finest City. They say that's costing the region millions in dollars coming in, and in jobs for locals.

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Altar de Muertos at San Diego County Administration Building honors those who passed away

11/01/21

For the second consecutive year, the Altar de Muertos, which is part of the Dia De Los Muertos tradition, was set up along the steps of San Diego County’s Administration Building. Even before daylight arrived, volunteers were busy at work, unpacking and placing the items needed for this year’s Altar de Muertos. As part of the tradition, people make offerings to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away.

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Day of the Dead altar to honor COVID-19 victims

10/31/21

For a second consecutive year, San Diego County will set up a Dia de Los Muertos altar to remember local residents who have died of COVID-19. Their photos will be on display Monday and Tuesday at the County Administration Center.

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Supervisors Fletcher, Vargas Open County’s New Demonstration Garden

10/27/21

Hoping to help sow the seeds of sustainable, nutritional living, County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, Vice Chair Nora Vargas, master gardeners and County staff opened a new demonstration garden at the County Operations Center Wednesday. Fletcher and Vargas marked the event by planting the first plants — Italian parsley and chrysanthemums — in the garden that was developed by the master gardeners and the County’s Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative.

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Communities are the front lines in the battle against misinformation

10/23/21

COVID-19 vaccines have not killed tens of thousands of Americans. Vaccines will not change your DNA. Wearing a mask does not cause carbon dioxide poisoning. We have to say these things out loud because we hear false narratives in our community, from folks we know.

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2nd Annual COVID-19 Altar De Muertos Coming to County Admin Center Nov. 1 & 2

10/22/21

Dia de Los Muertos will once again be celebrated at the County Administration Center. Chair Nathan Fletcher, in collaboration with Vice-Chair Nora Vargas and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, will host the 2nd Annual COVID-19 Altar De Muertos at 1600 Pacific Hwy, on the east plaza. San Diegans are encouraged to submit photographs of friends and family members who have passed away from COVID-19 or another cause. Visit www.SupervisorNathanFletcher.com/covidaltar and submit a picture by completing the form.

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Board of Supervisors Unanimously Support Anderson and Fletcher’s Efforts Towards Decarbonization

10/20/21

At the October 20th Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Joel Anderson and Chair Nathan Fletcher introduced a joint measure that directed County staff to research alternative forms of renewable energy, as part of the Regional Decarbonization Framework effort.

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Chair Nathan Fletcher & BOS Pass Policy to Expand Veterans Care Coordination Program

10/19/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher, a Marine combat veteran, today along with the rest of the Board of Supervisors voted to increase veterans’ accessibility to essential care coordination services when reentering the community after being incarcerated.

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COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PASSES COMMON-SENSE GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION BY VOTE OF 3-2

10/19/21

Today the San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed common-sense gun safety legislation introduced by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer by a vote of 3-2, with Supervisors Jim Desmond and Joel Anderson voting against it.

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Supervisors agree to craft ordinance to prohibit ghost guns

10/19/21

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to craft an ordinance that would prohibit ghost guns — self-assembled firearms without serial numbers — from being made or distributed in San Diego County.

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Vote centers will replace local polling places in San Diego County

10/19/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to permanently change the way San Diegans go to vote. Neighborhood polling places will be replaced with larger “vote centers” under a new election model the supervisors unanimously passed.

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