Project One for All, the county’s commitment to house 1,250 of the most vulnerable homeless San Diegans, has helped get dozens off the streets and drawn praise from even some of the most skeptical local advocates. But the much-celebrated initiative has hit some snags in its early months. Confusion has sometimes plagued its implementation.
It’s time to invest in those families most in need: our homeless, our veterans, folks badly in need of housing and the workers who provide the very services that can lift up the least among us.
In a Q-and-A, County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar talks about the election, her transition into the job and how she hopes to accomplish what she promised during her campaign in the next four years. She said she’ll focus “more on county operations” than her predecessor and suggests that might mean attending fewer community events.
In September, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department began a one-year pilot program that includes four camera-equipped drones. Despite urging from the ACLU that the Sheriff’s Department first seek input from the public and the County Board of Supervisors, it did neither.
If voter registration advantages ever translate into Election Day victories, Democrats and Republicans will each have two seats on the County’s Board of Supervisors. The coastal District 3 would then be where the fight for control over the body will play out. And this year, we have a preview of what those contests might be like.
All three candidates running for the County Board of Supervisors’ District 3 seat say new development must be restricted.
As the San Diego Sheriff’s Department prepares to roll out a test run of body cameras, the citizen oversight group that investigates complaints against the department says the sheriff needs to tweak its policies. The group’s No 1 concern: Don’t let deputies review the footage before they write up reports.
Michael Beck, a member of the County Planning Commission who runs the Endangered Habitats Conservancy, has amassed complaints over the years that he’s too willing to compromise with developers. Beck has also helped conserve thousands of acres of San Diego County land.
Any amendments to the county’s general plan should be consistent with the plan’s underlying principles, not ways to navigate around them.
County Supervisor Bill Horn is asking the state agency that determined he has a conflict of interest on the Lilac Hills development and shouldn’t vote on the project to reconsider its opinion.