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News: Framework For The Future

Board Approves Chair Fletcher, Supervisor Lawson-Remer Proposal to Set Baseline for Wages, Sick Leave

07/13/21

In a move to create a more prosperous region for all, today the County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chair Nathan Fletcher that will establish fair employment standards for people working on County construction projects or County-owned leased property. 

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Spirit of Stonewall recipients an example in serving community

07/02/21

Each year, the San Diego Pride organization honors several people, organizations and groups for their contributions to the community, whether that be volunteering, donations, leadership, activism or, for the first time this year, in the arts. These honorees are nominated by the community and selected by Pride.

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Adopted $7.23 Billion County Budget Supports Chair Nathan Fletcher's Framework for the Future

06/29/21

San Diego County’s unanimously adopted $7.23 billion Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget represents the new Board of Supervisors’ commitment to transform the County into a place that values fairness, equity and inclusion, and prioritizes community-centered policymaking.

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County approves $7.2 billion budget with big investments in mental health, public safety

06/29/21

Flush with COVID-19 aid, the county added hundreds of millions to its Health and Services Department, sheriff, fire.

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San Diego County supervisors approve $7.2B budget for 2021-2022 fiscal year

06/29/21

The budget includes money for programs aimed at reducing homelessness, environmental protection, governmental transparency and reforming the justice system.

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Supervisors Approve $7.2B County Budget with Increases for Mental Health, Environment

06/29/21

The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a $7.2 billion fiscal year 2021-22 spending plan for San Diego County.

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Our Newly-Adopted $7.2 Billion Budget Includes A Larger Focus On Mental Health

06/29/21

NBC 7's coverage of our historic County Budget.

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Chair Nathan Fletcher Reflects on COVID-19 w/ CBS 8

06/21/21

Shannon Handy from CBS 8 interview Chair Nathan Fletcher from a conference room in the medical examiner's office, a place he worked out of for several months during the COVID-19 pandemic. She speak with him about the County's response, proud moments and areas he wishes they could have improved on.

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Reflecting on COVID-19 Pandemic w/ ABC 10 News

06/21/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, sits down for an in-depth interview with ABC 10's Derek Staahl to discuss the County of San Diego's COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Reflecting on the COVID-19 Pandemic w/ NBC 7

06/21/21

NBC 7's Catherine Garcia sat down with Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, for a lengthy interview about the County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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County ceremony marks San Diego reopening

06/15/21

More than 200 people marked the reopening of San Diego County with live music and breakfast burritos at the Hall of Administration early Tuesday morning. The event celebrated a return to public life after more than a year of lockdowns amid the pandemic.

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Chair Fletcher & Board of Supervisors Secure Several Pandemic Recovery Wins For Community, County Employees Using $650M American Rescue Plan Act Money

06/08/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher led the Board of Supervisors through the process today to allocate more than $650 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, securing several significant wins for homeless services, behavioral health, parents and youth, essential workers, businesses and San Diego County residents.

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San Diego County, Mexican Consulate Partner On Cross-Border Vaccines

05/25/21

A coalition of six United States subsidiary companies and San Diego County public officials Tuesday sponsored a COVID-19 mobile clinic to vaccinate 10,000 maquiladora workers employed in Baja California, Mexico.

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San Diego County announces first $5 million of $25 million in grants for mental health

05/24/21

Kicking off plans to invest $25 million in mental health care infrastructure in the coming years, San Diego County will announce a $5 million grant to community organizations on Monday.

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San Diego County To Make Overdose Reversing Drug Available In Community

05/21/21

San Diego County leaders Friday announced plans to increase community distribution of naloxone — an overdose reversal medication — at several community-based locations and clinics throughout the region following a spike in overdose deaths.

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Board Approves Sup. Fletcher, Lawson-Remer Plan for New Office of Evaluation, Performance and Analytics

05/18/21

Today the County Board of Supervisors approved a plan by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to prioritize evidence and data in decision-making, and ensure major policies are evaluated to ensure they are living up to their promises. The board approved a new Office of Evaluation, Performance, and Analytics to oversee this new focus on “evidence-based policy” – an approach that prioritizes high-quality research and continuous improvement in policymaking instead of anecdotes, ideology, and inertia toward the status quo. “Data is vital to decision-making for behavioral health and homeless services,” said Chair Fletcher. “This new office will support improved data-sharing between the County and its state, federal and non-profit partners; with this information, we can ensure vulnerable populations receive patient-centered, care-coordination.”

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San Diego County unveils $7 billion budget proposal

05/06/21

The County of San Diego released a $7 billion budget Thursday that increases funding for public safety and health and human services for the next fiscal year starting July 1.

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San Diego honors missing and murdered Indigenous women

05/06/21

With a proclamation announced Wednesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Mayor Todd Gloria and Indigenous advocates joined others nationwide in an effort to increase awareness and transparency in support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

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Chair Fletcher Responds to $7.03B Draft County Budget Released Today

05/06/21

The San Diego County 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget was released today by the Chief Administrative Officer. The mo1re than $7 billion budget has areas of alignment with several of the policies initiatives brought forward by Chair Nathan Fletcher and his colleagues as part of the Framework for the Future agenda, but Chair Fletcher says now is the time for everyone to learn, engage and advocate for a final version of the budget that meets the needs of our communities.

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San Diego County creates labor office to protect workplace pay and safety standards

05/04/21

The office would tackle unsafe and illegal working conditions that some essential workers faced during and before the pandemic, supervisors say.

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Divided county Board of Supervisors votes to support federal police reform bill

05/04/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to endorse a sweeping federal police reform bill known as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

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Chair Fletcher Brings Office of Labor Standards & Enforcement Policy to Board Tuesday

05/03/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher is fighting for improved protections for workers in San Diego County. Today he held a virtual roundtable with workers, labor and employee rights leaders to discuss the issues, and on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will vote on Chair Fletcher's policy to create an Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement at the County to assist workers.

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San Diego River Park Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Work Underway

04/27/21

A permanent funding strategy for the development and maintenance of the San Diego River Park trail system and restoration is in the works. Chair Nathan Fletcher of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has convened a task force of indigenous, nonprofit and government leaders to finish the work Senator Chris Kehoe started two decades ago.

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MTS Launches Eat-Shop-Play Small Business Support Campaign

04/21/21

A new campaign to help small businesses recovering from the pandemic has launched by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). Eat-Shop-Play is a small business support program that rewards people for shopping local. Designed to get more customers into neighborhood stores and spur more economic development, the program is free for retailers and is supported by an MTS-sponsored outreach and advertising campaign.

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Local leaders discuss pandemic hardships to essential workers

04/21/21

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher Wednesday promoted county and state proposals which they say will help essential workers and others disproportionately harmed by the pandemic.

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Community leaders call on elected officials to support federal policing legislation

04/21/21

A day after a former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in the killing of George Floyd, community leaders in San Diego called on the City Council and county Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution in support of a federal police reform bill named after Floyd.

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Senate Bill Adding 2 Environmental Justice Reps To South Coast Air Quality Management District Passes California Senate Environmental Quality Committee, Moves To Next Step

04/12/21

SB 342 creates partnership between Senator Lena Gonzalez, San Diego County Chair Nathan Fletcher and Communities for a Better Environment.

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County creates homeless department, launches North County outreach

04/08/21

The county’s efforts to help homeless people will expand beyond the unincorporated area and into cities as part of a new department created by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 6.

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San Diego County Supervisors approve resolution condemning anti-Asian racism

04/07/21

The API community has been the targets of increased hate crimes and attacks in San Diego County and across the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supervisors approve resolution condemning anti-Asian racism

04/07/21

San Diego County supervisors adopted a resolution denouncing xenophobia and anti-Asian racism, it was announced Wednesday.

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San Diego County moves to join a community choice energy program

04/07/21

Board of Supervisors OKs discussions with San Diego Community Power and the Clean Energy Alliance.

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County surpasses 1 million mark for people receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

04/04/21

More than 22 percent are fully vaccinated, mostly vulnerable seniors and people with underlying conditions.

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San Diego County Will Make More Than $100M Available in New Rental Assistance Money

02/09/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today moved forward to operationalize $52.2 million in State of California funds for emergency rental assistance as part of the COVID-19 update.

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Cannabis Manufacturing, Retail, and Cultivation Will be Coming to Unincorporated Areas

01/27/21

New policies to create safe, regulated and legal operations, with a focus on equitable opportunities for economic access

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Chair Fletcher Secures Board Support to Overturn Outdated County Policy on Needle Exchange Programs

01/26/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today received support from a majority of the Board, to create comprehensive substance use harm reduction and syringe services programs for San Diego County. The Board voted 3-2 in favor of the policy.

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County Supes: Nobody’s Going to Hell If There’s a Pot Shop in Julian

01/26/21

Excerpts from the entire article published by Words and Deeds: Oh, what a difference just one election makes.

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Social Justice Leaders, Farmers & Retailers are High on New Equitable Cannabis Policies for San Diego County

01/25/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher & Vice Chair Nora Vargas’ economic access and social equity cannabis policies will expand farming, manufacturing and retail opportunities; and create good paying jobs in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

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Supervisors to consider needle exchange program, cannabis businesses

01/25/21

Excerpts from the entire article published by the San Diego Union Tribune: The San Diego County supervisors this week will consider allowing cannabis growers and sellers to operate in unincorporated areas and will vote on whether to support a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users.

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San Diego County's New Board of Supervisors Move Towards Zero Carbon Emissions Within 15 Years

01/13/21

Today the County Board of Supervisors adopted a measure introduced by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to begin the development, adoption, and implementation of a new and ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP) to dramatically reduce the county’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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County Stepping-Up Its Commitment to Transparency, Board Supports Fletcher & Anderson Policy

01/12/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted 5-0 to support improving its transparency practices to make County information more accessible to the community.

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Chair Fletcher & Vice Chair Vargas Pass Policies to Combat Racism, Create Equitable COVID-19 Response

01/12/21

Racism is a public health crisis in San Diego County. The County of San Diego will have a collaborative, data-driven response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In both instances the County will use equitable funding practices to support historically marginalized communities.

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Chair Nathan Fletcher to Rewrite San Diego County's Legislative Agenda with New Policy

01/07/21

Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, is proposing a rewrite of the County’s legislative agenda in a new policy the Board of Supervisors will vote on next Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

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Chair Nathan Fletcher & Supervisor Anderson Partner to Increase Transparency in San Diego County

01/07/21

Greater transparency is coming to the San Diego County government. Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Joel Anderson have partnered on a policy proposal to enhance transparency, accessibility, and open government; they announced the details during a joint press conference this morning outside the County Administration Center.

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Q&A: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher on his plans for San Diego County as chair of majority-Democratic board

01/07/21

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher met with the The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board on Jan. 6 to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, policing, racial equity and his new initiatives.

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COVID, behavioral health top new priorities proposed for county

01/07/21

Chairman Nathan Fletcher said a new legislative agenda will reflect the values of the board majority seated this week

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Chair Fletcher & Vice Chair Vargas Declare Racism to be a Public Health Crisis in San Diego County

01/06/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas want San Diego County to publicly and openly Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis.

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Nathan Fletcher Takes Over as Board of Supervisors Chair

01/05/21

As Fletcher ascends to the chairmanship after just two years on the board, he was joined by several other new faces on Tuesday, reports NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez.

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Nathan Fletcher selected chair of county Board of Supervisors

01/05/21

As Fletcher ascends to the chairmanship after just two years on the board, he was joined by several other new faces on Tuesday, reports NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez.

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State Financial Relief Available for Small Businesses in San Diego County, Federal Money on its Way

12/30/20

A new small business assistance program from the State of California started Wednesday, and in the New Year businesses will receive support from the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s Bold Actions, Ability To Get Things Done Has Driven Progress At County

12/22/20

For nearly two years Supervisor Nathan Fletcher has been the single voice of bold, progressive policy on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He has convincingly taken action to build a better behavioral health services system, fought for environmental justice, made racial justice and equity a County priority; and worked to improve the circumstances for children, working families and immigrants...

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Supervisor Fletcher calls all minority business owners to apply for San Diego County relief grant

07/27/20

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is making a public call to all minority-owned companies to apply for a pool of aid money meant to assist small business owners during the pandemic.

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Chair Nathan Fletcher is creating a Framework for the Future of San Diego County. The Framework prioritizes communities and populations in San Diego that have been historically left behind. Through this Framework, Chair Fletcher is fighting for:

  • Racial Justice
  • Health Equity
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Environmental Protection
  • Government Transparency
  • Fundamental Changes to County Operations