Legislative Efforts to Fight Cross Border
Sewage Pollution September 10, 2019
Over the past year, the environmental crisis along the United States-Mexico border resulting from the cross border flows of wastewater, trash and sediment coming from the Tijuana River continues to plague the San Diego region. Today's recommended actions direct the Chief Administrative Officer to draft letters expressing the support of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for three federal proposals aimed at addressing Tijuana River Valley pollution problems and improving the region's environment, public health and quality of life.
to Amend Ordinance for the Child and Family Strenghtening
July 23, 2019
The Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board of San Diego County was created in March 2019 by the Board of Supervisors to serve as a platform for cross sector collaboration and transparent monitoring of the San Diego County child welfare system and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and families. Today’s requested action directs the Chief Administrative Officer to draft an ordinance amending the membership of the Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board of San Diego County to include four additional voting members and return to the Board on August 6, 2019 for the first reading of the ordinance and if approved, return to the Board to consider and adopt the new ordinance on September 10, 2019.
San Diego's 250th Anniversary May 21, 2019
San Diego’s 250th Anniversary marks a time for residents and visitors to learn more about our rich history and provides San Diegans with an opportunity to come together and celebrate this incredible milestone. In celebration of San Diego’s 250th Anniversary, the County has the unique opportunity to honor America’s finest region by hanging a banner from the tower of the historic County Administration Center. The unveiling would take place on July 1, 2019 with the banner remaining until after August 15, 2019.
Property For Temporary Use January 29, 2019
The U.S.-Mexico border has seen a surge in Central American migrants seeking asylum from humanitarian abuse. On October 25, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency abruptly ended a program that helped families requesting asylum at the border connect with family members residing in the U.S. Today's request asks the Board to authorize the Department of General Services to enter into a lease agreement with Jewish Family Service of San Diego to temporarily use a County property scheduled for and redevelopment to shelter these legal asylum seeking families on a time-limited basis, no longer than December 31, 2019.
Well Mobile Office Vehicle January 8, 2019
In 2010, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors adopted the Live Well San Diego vision of a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. The vision includes the establishment of four Live Well Centers across San Diego County, with a fifth center anticipated in Southeastern San Diego and a sixth in Oceanside. As part of the County's effort to reach all San Diego County residents, today's action would approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to acquire a Mobile Office vehicle. This unit would be capable of providing countywide disaster response, public assistance, outreach, veterans services, public health services, behavioral health services, housing services, aging services, homeless services and trainings. Providing these services in a mobile capacity will allow the County to have a presence at scheduled events throughout the region, as well as quickly deploy to areas in need, ranging from neighborhood street fairs in underserved areas to crisis management for events of catastrophic proportions.
the Impacts of the Migrant Shelter Crisis in San Diego
County January 8, 2019
The U.S. – Mexico border has seen a surge in Central American migrants seeking asylum from humanitarian abuse, often stemming from gang recruitment and violence from countries with some of the highest murder rates in the world. A majority of these asylum seekers are families, many who have traveled long distances with small children. Due to this significant increase, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has seen a backlog in the number of applicants they are able to process. To make room for additional asylum seekers, ICE has been releasing asylum seeking families who have permission to stay in the U.S. legally as they await the outcome of their applications. Today’s action will allow the Chief Administrative Officer to continue efforts to pursue armories or other State properties with the Governor’s Office for immediate assistance in sheltering this population. In addition, to ensure better coordination amongst different government agencies and local jurisdictions we ask for the formation of a regional working group made up of federal, State, County and local regional stakeholders to address both short and long-term solutions for the migrant crisis in San Diego County. Today’s actions also allow the Chief Administrative Officer to identify County property for a temporary shelter; which the State, or an applicable entity could use to shelter asylum-seeking families during this crisis period. Lastly, we also seek to work with our federal and State delegations on legislative policy that would allow the County to provide on-going services to asylum seeking families and receive reimbursement during this crisis.
California Senate Bill 1367 August 7, 2018
The Otay River, Sweetwater River and Tijuana River are great natural resources of statewide significance that are in need of conservation, restoration, protection of sensitive species, better water quality and improved overall health of the ecosystems of the individual watersheds. On February 16, 2018, State Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins introduced California Senate Bill 1367. The bill would require the San Diego River Conservancy to establish the San Diego Rivers Watershed Consortium Program (SDRWCP) to create advisory panels to work cooperatively with local public agencies and other entities to identify potential project funding, including grant funding, to be used to restore the watersheds of the Otay River, the Sweetwater River, and the portions of the Tijuana River that fall within the state, and to improve access to public lands. Today’s action will support the establishment of the SDRWCP and the improvement of the overall health of the ecosystems in the Otay, Sweetwater and Tijuana Rivers, as well as support future inclusion of Chollas Creek in the SDRWCP.
a "Live Well Neighborhood" Pilot May
Promise Neighborhoods are supportive communities that provide intensive interventions to community members from the minute they are born through college and career. The Promise Neighborhood concept bridges a broad spectrum of cross-sector partners including: local governments, schools, social service providers, hospitals and clinics, institutes of higher education, businesses, parents and resident groups. These collaborations improve the health, safety, educational, vocational and social development outcomes for youth by building and implementing a continuum of services and supports. Today’s action directs the Chief Administrative Officer to explore the feasibility of implementing a “Live Well Neighborhood” pilot within the San Diego Promise Zone, from Southeastern San Diego to Barrio Logan and return to the Board in 90 days with a recommendation for pilot execution to include a report on the feasibility, sustainability and proposed outcome measures.
for Safety Improvements To The San Diego-Coronado Bay
The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is considered the second-most deadly bridge in the United States in terms of suicide deaths, second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Suicide attempts on the bridge are not the only threat to public safety. The bridge’s 34-inch high barrier railings that allow for unobstructed views while crossing the bridge do not prevent vehicles and debris from plummeting off the side of the bridge. Today’s action would underscore that priority by directing the Chief Administrative Officer to include in the County's Legislative Program support for State efforts to prevent suicides, as well as support for measures to address issues of speeding, debris, guardrails, and wrong-way accidents on the Coronado Bridge.
Up For Those With Mental Illness May 2, 2017
On November 15, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to support “Stepping Up,” a national initiative to reduce the number of adults with mental illness in jail. The initiative, which was launched by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundationhas more than 200 government agency participants including the County of San Diego. Today’s recommendation would direct the Chief Administrative Officer to work with the Sheriff and the District Attorney to develop a strategy to address the mental health of sentenced offenders in an alternative custody setting.
State Park Bond Funds to Create Recreational Opportunities in
the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park April 25, 2017
This request is to pursue a legislative amendment to designate the remaining $2.1 million 1988 Bond Act funds to be used for development of future recreational facilities in the TRVRP.