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Environmental Justice


Clean air, clean water and healthy communities are vitally important for all of us. Not only do we need to do everything we can to protect the environment but also to leave it better for future generations. Additionally, we need to ensure that systemic environmental injustices in historically disadvantaged communities are addressed. Supervisor Fletcher is aggressively taking action on climate change as research tells us we have only 10 years to sharply curtail carbon emissions to avoid some of the worst potential impacts. He supports community choice energy programs to provide renewable energy, developing and implementing a climate action plan that complies with state law and increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficient transportation. He is also working on these issues statewide as a member of the California Air Resources Board.

News: Environmental Justice

San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes to advance Spring Valley park plan

11/17/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday to advance plans for a new park in the community of Spring Valley.

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Supervisors OK Transfer of Cannabis Licensing to Planning Department

11/17/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance that transfers cannabis licensing duties from the sheriff’s department to the county’s planning department.

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Supervisor Fletcher’s District to Get New 9-Acre Park; Board Approves Construction Contracting Cost

11/16/22

A new park is going to be built in Spring Valley. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today authorized staff to proceed with identifying a contractor to build Calavo Park in a dense residential community with multifamily housing near schools.

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SUPERVISOR FLETCHER TO GIVE SAN DIEGO FAMILIES THANKSGIVING TURKEYS WEDNESDAY

11/15/22

Annual Operation Gobble Handed-off from Former Assemblymember Gonzalez to Supervisor Fletcher. 1,000 San Diego County Families Will Receive Turkeys from Three Different Distribution Events.

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Board of Supervisors Vote to Continue Worker Pay in Annual Homeless Count

11/15/22

The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to continue paying San Diego County employees who voluntarily participate in the upcoming point-in-time count of the region’s homeless population.

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SUPERVISOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES “SALUTE OUR VETERANS” WINNERS

11/07/22

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today during a small ceremony at the County Administration Center honored the winners of his inaugural “Salute Our Veterans” awards. The three winners were selected from 50 total nominations received in three categories. Kiara Blanchard, a veteran who helps children and nonprofits is the recipient of the Salute Our Veterans Community Leaders Award; The Mental Bar, a veteran-owned coffee shop, is the recipient of the Small Business Award; and Black Deported Veterans of America, Inc. is the recipient of the Non-Profit Award.

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$700M transformation planned for the San Diego River

11/01/22

The long-term vision from county and city officials, would develop the river from Ocean Beach, Mission Valley and all the way through the mountains.

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Parks, bike trails and riverfront dining: The $700 million plan to transform the San Diego River

10/30/22

The long-neglected San Diego River could become a regional attraction with recreational amenities and riverfront dining under a new financing plan recently endorsed by county and city officials.

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Chair Fletcher Responds to AG Fire Prevention Guidelines for Housing

10/10/22

Attorney General Bonta’s guidance is a helpful tool for local lawmakers; it aligns with the preventative actions our Board of Supervisors have taken to mitigate wildfire risk.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL BONTA ISSUES GUIDANCE TO WEIGHT DEVELOPMENTS, FIRE RISK

10/10/22

Using San Diego as a backdrop Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued state guidance, along with best practices and mitigation measures for local governments to use when they consider approving development projects in fire-prone areas. “Attorney General Bonta’s guidance is a helpful tool for local lawmakers; it aligns with the preventative actions our Board of Supervisors have taken to mitigate wildfire risk,” San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said in a statement Monday.

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ENCINITAS ENDORSES PEDAL AHEAD'S E-BIKE PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME PEOPLE

10/01/22

Established by San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the Rider Safety Visibility organization in 2020, Pedal Ahead has distributed hundred of e-bikes in San Diego County and it’s about to expand to other parts of California. The state’s Air Resources Board has recently selected the organization to handle a statewide e-bike program and that program “is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2023,” the state board notes on its website.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & COUNTY SUPES VOTE TO ADOPT NEW ANALYSIS DURING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS

09/28/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to update the County’s Transportation Study Guide (TSG) to mitigate traffic impacts for new developments in the unincorporated areas pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 743 and make changes to CEQA and Fire Protection Guidelines.

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CHAIR FLETCHER & COUNTY SUPES VOTE TO ADOPT NEW ANALYSIS DURING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS

09/28/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to update the County’s Transportation Study Guide (TSG) to mitigate traffic impacts for new developments in the unincorporated areas pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 743 and make changes to CEQA and Fire Protection Guidelines.

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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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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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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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More trees, more composting, fewer emissions: Supervisors approve trio of sustainability measures

09/02/22

In a trio of environmental actions, San Diego County supervisors approved an updated plan to slash carbon emissions, a series of sustainability measures and expanded options for composting.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Sustainability Initiatives, Decarbonization Plan

09/01/22

San Diego County supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved sustainability initiatives, including planting more trees in unincorporated areas, as part of the Regional Decarbonization Framework.

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MORE TREES, SOIL & PLANT CARBON TRAPS APART OF COUNTY REGIONAL DECARBONIZATION FRAMEWORK

08/31/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the other members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed several actions outlines recommended as part of the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework, which will help address climate change, sustainability and advance the County toward its zero carbon goals.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Sustainability Initiatives, Decarbonization Plan

08/31/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher and the other members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed several actions that outline recommended as part of the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework, which will help address climate change, and sustainability and advance the County toward its zero carbon goals.

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HOMELESSNESS, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & THE REGIONAL DECARBONIZATION PLAN UP FOR A VOTE AUGUST 30 & 31 AT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING

08/29/22

A new agreement with Alvarado Hospital for more behavioral health acute care treatment beds; an update from the San Diego County Office of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities; and a series of proposals for the County’s Regional Decarbonization Plan are on the Board of Supervisors agenda Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31.

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SEEK NEARLY $12 MILLION FROM STATE FOR PARK ENHANCEMENTS

08/17/22

After launching Experience the Outdoors last week to provide better access to regional County parks, Chair Nathan Fletcher voted along with the other Supervisors to apply for nearly $12 million from the California Natural Resources Agency to make upgrades to the County’s Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.

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COUNTY LAUNCHES EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS PROGRAM

08/17/22

County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, parks officials and others officially kicked off “Experience the Outdoors,” on August 10th, a campaign to give more San Diegans opportunities to enjoy nature and the County’s regional parks.

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San Diego County launches 'Experience the Outdoors' program

08/11/22

County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, parks officials and others officially kicked off “Experience the Outdoors,” Wednesday, a campaign to give more San Diegans opportunities to enjoy nature and the County’s regional parks.

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