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.

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.

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.