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Chair Nathan Fletcher is creating a County you can count on by listening to the community’s needs and delivering results. He’s fighting for the working and middle-class families, tackling homelessness, working to build more housing, creating a better way to provide behavioral health and taking actions to keep our neighborhoods safe. Chair Fletcher is working hard every day with the residents of San Diego County to bring results on:

  • Homelessness & Behavioral Health

  • Affordable Housing

  • Public Health & Public Safety

  • Environment & Climate Change

  • Jobs & Economy

  • Children & Childcare

News: A County You Can Count On

HIRING MORE VETERANS AT THE COUNTY & OPENING A VETERAN RESOURCE CENTER IN EAST COUNTY RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM ALL 5 SAN DIEGO COUNTY SUPERVISORS

09/27/22

New strategies to hire more veterans for careers at the County of San Diego and opening a new veteran resource center in East County are two policies Chair Nathan Fletcher in partnership with Supervisors Jim Desmond and Joel Anderson passed today during the Board of Supervisors meeting.

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440 Families Permanently Housed Because of Chair Fletcher’s 2019 Flex Pool Policy

09/27/22

Four hundred and forty households at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County were permanently housed because of a Flexible Housing Pool (FHP) of funds Supervisor Nathan Fletcher secured during his first year in office.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY DECLARE HOMELESSNESS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

09/27/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors formally declared homelessness a public health crisis in San Diego County. The policy was brought forth by Vice Chair Nora Vargas and Chair Nathan Fletcher and was approved unanimously today.

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Hiring More Veterans, Funding To Keep People Housed and a Community Benefit Agreement Are On the Agenda for the Board of Supervisors Tuesday & Wednesday

09/22/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors at their meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday will vote on policies to increase the number of veterans working at the County; identify and secure a facility in East County to support veterans; replenish funds for a flexible housing pool to help people at-risk of becoming homeless and a San Diego County Community Benefits Agreement strategy.

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CITY OF OCEANSIDE RECEIVES $3.2M FROM COUNTY FOR HOMELESS NAVIGATION CENTER

09/21/22

Today, the City of Oceanside was visited by Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Jim Desmond, who awarded the City $3,258,021 to help with the construction of its new navigation center for the homeless.

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Vista, Oceanside, San Diego Awarded $4.3 Million to Address Homeless Crisis

09/21/22

Vista, Oceanside and San Diego are the first three recipients of grants from a $10 million county fund to address the homelessness crisis in the region, it was announced Tuesday.

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Supervisors OK Settlement with Volunteers of America After Questionable Audit

09/21/22

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved transferring two vacant buildings in National City from the local chapter of Volunteers of America as part of a settlement, after an audit found unverified spending from that organization.

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COUNTY AWARDS THREE CITIES WITH GRANTS FOR NEW HOMELESS SHELTERS, PARKING LOTS

09/20/22

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today announced the cities of Vista, Oceanside and San Diego are the first three jurisdictions to receive a portion ($4.3-million combined) of the $10 million the County has made available to support cities as part of its stepped-up commitment to addressing homelessness.

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Vista, Oceanside, San Diego Awarded $4.3 Million for Homelessness

09/20/22

Vista, Oceanside and San Diego are the first three recipients of grants from a $10 million county fund to address the homelessness crisis in the region, it was announced Tuesday.

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San Diego, Vista and Oceanside receive county funding for homeless shelters

09/19/22

San Diego County officials on Monday awarded a total of about $5 million in grants to three cities as part of a $10 million program to increase shelter options for people living in encampments and vehicles.

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San Diego’s Second Chess Tournament at Waterfront Park

09/19/22

San Diego’s second chess tournament took place in Downtown’s Waterfront park… Nathan Fletcher’s office sponsored the tournament.

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Fitch Ratings Gives Top Marks to San Diego County’s $15.2B Investment Pool

09/18/22

The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office has announced that Fitch Ratings re-affirmed the San Diego County Investment Pool’s top rating.

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MTS Unveils Systemwide Satisfaction Survey Results and Advances Affordable Housing Project

09/15/22

Today, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) presented to its Board of Directors the results of a recent systemwide Customer Satisfaction Survey. This is the agency’s first survey questionnaire post-pandemic, and it revealed an overall satisfaction rate of 91%.

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LEAD San Diego Honors 6 Community Leaders at 20th Annual Visionary Awards

09/15/22

LEAD San Diego honored six business, community and elected leaders for their efforts to lead the region forward at the 20th annual Visionary Awards.

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Supervisors OK fee waivers for those affected by Border Fire

09/15/22

County supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved giving residents affected by the recent Border Fire a break by waiving permit and document fees, including for vital records.

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CHAIR FLETCHER’S 2021 PLAN TO FUND SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK AND TRAIL IS TAKING SHAPE

09/14/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today granted County staff the ability to pursue the formation of an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) to support the creation of the San Diego River Park and Trail – a proposed 130-mile multi-use trail stretching from the mouth of the San Diego River in Ocean Beach to the headwaters in the Cuyamaca Mountains near Julian.

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PRIVATELY FUNDED PROJECTS WILL PAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WORKERS PREVAILING WAGE IN COUNTY

09/14/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to move forward with a policy to ensure privately-funded construction projects provide traffic control workers with a wage equal to or greater than the prevailing wage set by the State for work done on the County of San Diego’s nearly 2,000 miles right-of-ways.

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San Diego Supervisors OK fee waivers for those affected by border fire

09/14/22

County supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved giving residents affected by the recent Border Fire a break by waiving permit and document fees, including for vital records.

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New Rosecrans Shelter for San Diegans Experiencing Homelessness Opens Monday

09/14/22

Up to 150 San Diegans experiencing homelessness will be able to move into the Rosecrans Shelter when it officially opens Monday, following a tour by city and county leaders of the facility Friday.

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Supervisors to Pursue Funding District for San Diego River Park and Trail System

09/13/22

The Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously voted to have county staff pursue the formation of a special financing district for the proposed 130-mile San Diego River Park and Trail.

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San Diego’s new homeless shelter first to offer mental health, addiction services on site

09/12/22

The beds are made, the showers and restrooms are in place, and mental health and addiction specialists are ready to work with clients at the new homeless shelter in San Diego’s Midway District.

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NEW ROSECRANS SHELTER FOR SAN DIEGANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS SCHEDULED TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 12

09/09/22

Up to 150 San Diegans living on streets and sidewalks will have another option with the Rosecrans Shelter, which is anticipated to open Monday, September 12.

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Homeless Shelter to Open Monday in Midway District

09/09/22

A 150-bed shelter originally projected to open in July is scheduled to open Monday in the Midway District, an area that has seen large homeless encampment on city streets in recent months.

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Transit Agencies Waiving Fares October 5 to Boost Ridership and Promote Clean Air

09/08/22

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) announced Free Ride Day will take place on Wednesday, October 5. All rides will be free on MTS and NCTD services, including the Trolley, COASTER, SPRINTER and fixed-route buses.

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On Politically Speaking This Week: CA GOP Trailblazers, CV Mayoral Race, Sports Betting in California

09/02/22

In this week's Politically Speaking, NBC 7’s Priya Sridhar talks about the CA GOP Trailblazers Program, takes a closer look at the Chula Vista mayoral race and the Bayfront development, talks to Supervisor Nathan Fletcher about the shortage of mental health workers and breaks down Prop. 26 & 27.

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