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.
for Safety Improvements To The San Diego-Coronado Bay
Bridge September 12, 2017
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 Opporutnities 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.