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Fletcher Lays Out ‘New Progressive Agenda’ In State Of The County Speech


Chair of San Diego County Board of Supervisors Nathan Fletcher laid out a “new progressive agenda” to address the many challenges facing the county in his first state of the county address Thursday.

The 40-minute speech, delivered from the county’s emergency medical operations center, touched on a wide range of issues including organized labor, racial justice, environmental protection and immigrant rights — all areas where he and his newly elected colleagues plan to set new, reform-minded policies.

But Fletcher, who was elected to the board in 2018 and became its chair last month, dedicated the meat of his speech to the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, he touted the more than 3.3 million free COVID-19 tests administered at 37 public testing sites. Continue reading