Volunteers for the Annual Point-in-Time Count, November 15,
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered or unsheltered on a single night in January each year. In San Diego, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) leads a collaboration of community partners and volunteers in conducting this point-in-time count, better known as WeALLCount. Communities across the country will be conducting similar events during the last 10 days of January.
Well San Diego Food System Initiative and Nutrition
Standards June 21, 2016The food system plays a
critical role in creating healthy, accessible and affordable
choices. Our regional food system involves many sectors with each
influencing the cost, availability and quality of the product before
it arrives on our plates. In alignment with the County’s Live Well
San Diego vision of a region that is building better health, living
safely and thriving, today’s item builds on the initial work
established by the Working Group and directs the Chief
Administrative Officer to develop a Food System Initiative that
addresses inequities, barriers and waste in the food system while
working to increase agricultural sustainability and access to
for SB 1212: 2-1-1 Information and Referral Network
April 26, 2016
California Senate Bill 1212 (SB 1212), sponsored by State Senator Ben Hueso, would allow current 2-1-1 dialing networks to expand their service range and interconnectivity to help close telephone service gaps in counties lacking access to disaster preparedness, response, recovery information, and referral services through a universally available service. SB 1212 would also authorize the California Public Utilities Commission to use its appropriated funding to improve database coordination and service quality for the entire state. Given our success with 2-1-1 here in San Diego County, the effort in the legislature to expand this much needed service statewide deserves our support.
One for All February 2, 2016
Homeless individuals with severe mental illness are the least likely among us to be able to secure and maintain housing without intensive assistance. This same susceptible population has also become the most expensive in regards to medical emergency and law enforcement resources in our community. Project One for All will establish partnerships with cities, organizations, agencies, landlords, and housing officials to provide intensive wrap-around services and assistance to this vulnerable population.
Our Flight Paths December 15, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration, in efforts to enhance the use of airspace and improve operations, has proposed changes to flight paths at San Diego International Airport that would increase flights through the center of the Point Loma community and unfair and disruptive to residents living near the airport. Improving the efficiency of our nation’s aviation system is a worthy goal, but it can be accomplished without disrupting the lives of the citizens of San Diego.
for Our Local Military November 17, 2015
San Diego is homeport to more than 60 percent of the ships in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, more than one-third of the combat power of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a vital source of employment and economic stability in our region. This action will add language to our legislative program to further support our military and veteran community in San Diego County.
Justice: Advancing the Comprehensive Strategy for Youth, Family
and the Community April 21, 2015
Juvenile crime is at the lowest point in decades. The significant decline in juvenile delinquency, and consequently the reduction of youth under County supervision and in custody, presents an opportunity to reassess the current juvenile justice services. Our deep dive will determine whether a portion of the cost savings related to this downward trend may be redirected towards strengthening services that make up the County’s Comprehensive Strategy for Youth, Family, and Community.
a Pay for Success Model to Support Safe Communities and Healthy
Families March 17, 2015
The County of San Diego has a strong record of working with partners to provide innovative and efficient programs that improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents. But we can do more. We want to work with stakeholders to develop and evaluate national Pay for Success models that identify promising and innovative programs that protect public safety and improve the lives of children and families.
Maritime Vision for San Diego County March 17, 2015
San Diego has a long, rich maritime culture that includes the Navy, academia, fishing, shipbuilding, and hundreds of maritime-related businesses. This recommendation initiates a maritime vision for San Diego County and launches a coordinated effort with the City and Port of San Diego to create a Blue Tech incubator and related Centers of Excellence.
Access to Proper Sharps Waste Disposal February 3, 2015
Across San Diego County, tens of millions of used “sharps” are generated by legitimate use every year. This includes self-injected medications to treat a variety of conditions, like Type II diabetes. The State has pushed for proper disposal of these “sharps” through collection centers, but the County wants to work with regional stakeholders to explore a more user-friendly approach to help people dispose of these “sharps.”
Taxis” – Support for Improving Air Quality at the San Diego
International Airport January 28, 2015
Motor vehicles are the largest source of air pollution in San Diego County, and taxicabs log more miles per year and consequently emit more air pollution than private vehicles. The recommendations would direct the County’s Air Pollution Control Officer to develop and implement a pilot program to provide financial incentives for taxicab owners at the San Diego International Airport to replace their conventional taxicabs with new, low-emission hybrid electric or alternative fuel vehicles to enhance air quality in the region.
a Framework for Fisherman's Markets January 6, 2015
San Diego has long had a thriving fishing industry. The County aims to encourage additional fishermen’s markets and make them easier to operate by seeking State legislation to allow permanent open-front seafood markets with limited food preparation.