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Supervisors Vote for a Bipartisan Immigration Bill After Clever Maneuver to Nullify Republican Border-Closing Effort

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Feb 27, 2024
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The Chairwoman and Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors today flipped the script on their colleague’s effort to urge President Joe Biden to close the U.S. - Mexico Border, using a substitute motion that nullified his policy and replacing it with sending a letter of support for a Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill to Fix the Border. The vote was 5-0 in favor of a bipartisan bill.

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County Seeks to Improve Wellness and Mental Health of Probation Officers

News Date
Feb 27, 2024
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Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas today secured support for their policy to examine ways to enhance San Diego County Probation Department staff wellness and mental health. Taking this action will help ensure probation officers are in the best position to support people on probation, help them not to re-offend, and become productive residents of the county.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer and Board Direct Funds to Increase Mental Health Worker Capacity, Advance SB 43 and Build More Affordable Housing

News Date
Feb 27, 2024
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer has pushed for the County of San Diego to move with greater urgency when implementing the SB 43 conservatorship law, building affordable housing, and increasing local capacity for behavioral health workers; and today $35.6 million in leftover COVID-19 stimulus money was directed toward these initiatives.

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Newsletter: Call me Wednesday

News Date
Feb 23, 2024
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Three big items… two new ways for us to connect… all in one newsletter. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening at the County Board of Supervisors next week!

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County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Meet & Greet in Coronado Feb. 27

News Date
Feb 22, 2024
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San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer will hold a Community Meet and Greet in Coronado on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:15 in the Black Box Theater at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue.

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State of the County 2024: Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer's Response

News Date
Feb 21, 2024
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, Vice Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, issued the following statement after Chairwoman Nora Vargas completed her second State of the County Address at Southwestern College in Chula Vista on Wednesday, February 21.

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Newsletter: Sending the lobbyists packing

News Date
Feb 16, 2024
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We showed this month that the radical gun lobby no longer has the votes on the County Board of Supervisors to thwart common-sense gun safety reforms. After a partisan block last year, last week we were able to secure three votes on the Board to approve common-sense proposals to advance gun safety and reduce firearm violence.

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Statement: Human Relations Commission Appointment

News Date
Feb 07, 2024
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Statement from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer regarding Imam Taha Hassane being on the County’s Human Relations Commission.

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San Diego County leaders move forward with plan aiming to reduce gun violence

News Date
Feb 07, 2024
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After a previous failed attempt, the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to adopt a plan that aims to reduce gun violence in the region, including establishing an advisory group and hosting community town halls. In a statement, Lawson-Remer said county residents support common-sense gun safety reforms. “Educating gun owners about safe gun storage, and parents about how to have difficult conversations with other parents about what gun storage looks like in their homes, will save lives,” she added.

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San Diego County Takes Unanimous Step to Address Homelessness Crisis

News Date
Feb 07, 2024
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The assessment will look into the feasibility of employing various locations as temporary refuges for the homeless. The potential setups include small cabins, large tents, or safe parking lots. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, the sponsor of the measure, emphasized the urgent necessity to provide shelter to hundreds of homeless individuals.

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San Diego County eyes where to put homeless shelters as some residents express concern

News Date
Feb 07, 2024
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San Diego County leaders are exploring what land could quickly host temporary homeless shelters amid a regional shortage of beds and ongoing discussions about cracking down on encampments. “We still have hundreds and hundreds of people unhoused on our streets every single night who need and deserve a place to sleep,” Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, the measure’s sponsor, said from the dais.

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Antisemitism Will Not Be Tolerated in Our County

News Date
Feb 06, 2024
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There is no universe in which hate or intolerance of any kind has a place on a commission that is about improving human relations. The Human Relations Commission was reconstituted as a response to the heinous Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, and addressing antisemitism in our county must remain a central focus of the commission. 

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After Partisan Block, County Supervisors Approve Gun Violence Reduction Work Plan

News Date
Feb 06, 2024
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Today the County Board of Supervisors approved commonsense proposals to advance gun safety championed by Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer. The proposals had previously failed by a 2-2 vote, with Democrats Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas in support while Republicans Joel Anderson and Jim Desmond voted down the initiatives. Today’s vote included Supervisor Monica Montgomery Steppe who was seated in late 2023 to fill the Board’s vacant fifth seat, and voted in support of the item in today’s 3-2 vote.

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County Land to be Assessed for Emergency Shelter Options to Help Homeless Individuals

News Date
Feb 06, 2024
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer on Tuesday passed a policy, with the support of her colleagues, for an evaluation of County sites for emergency housing options, focusing on sleeping cabin villages, sprung shelters, safe parking, or repurposing existing structures for homeless services. The 5-0 vote also authorized County Staff to seek potential partners interested in bringing homeless services to the sites.

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County to acquire 100 sleeping cabins for homeless

News Date
Feb 02, 2024
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The County of San Diego is acquiring 100 shelter cabins for homeless San Diegans, and model shelters were on display Friday. Next week, County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer will introduce a policy that would make county land available for homeless shelters, potentially including the Pallet shelters.

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New county program will use millions of dollars to help San Diego County farmers

News Date
Jan 25, 2024
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County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer was the driving force behind what’s called the Sustainable, Equitable and Local Food Sourcing Program. It launched in early December. “We’re the county. We’re here to be a partner... we should be spending to support our local economy," Lawson-Remer said.

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Supervisors Unanimously Pass Financial Aid Proposal for Child Care Providers

News Date
Jan 23, 2024
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously passed a financial aid proposal for child care providers, including help with start-up costs. Board Vice Chair Lawson-Remer said those operating child care businesses in the county continue to struggle, which she has observed as a working mother.

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County Supervisors Support Governor's Right to Safety Amendment

News Date
Jan 23, 2024
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The majority of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed a resolution supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s Right to Safety Amendment. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s resolution was backed by Chairwoman Nora Vargas and Supervisor Monica Montgomery Steppe. 

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Vice Chair and Chairwoman of County Secure More Support for Childcare Providers

News Date
Jan 23, 2024
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas today passed a policy to provide $1.25 million to help new childcare providers with start-up costs focused on infrastructure, along with another $750,000 for creating a County database of providers to track those that open and close, and peer-based mentorship for providers. 

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Proposition 1 "Treatment Not Tents" Has Support from County of San Diego, City of San Diego & Labor Leaders

News Date
Jan 22, 2024
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer announced today she will bring a resolution to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, to support Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to modernize the Mental Health Services Act. She was flanked by Chairwoman Nora Vargas, San Diego,  City Councilmember Raul Campillo, Crystal Irving, President of SEIU Local 221 and medical professionals. 

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Newsletter: Time to grow up

News Date
Jan 19, 2024
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Kids – they’re a lot of responsibility (Yes, as the parent of a four-year-old, I recognize this is the understatement of the century). 

But kids aren’t just a responsibility for parents like me....

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Takes Another Shot at Gov's Right to Safety Amendment

News Date
Jan 17, 2024
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A resolution to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s Right to Safety Amendment is coming back before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 23. 

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, the author of the resolution, is taking another shot at securing support for the Governor’s common-sense addition to the United States Constitution. 

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More High Speed Internet: Board Advances Lawson-Remer's Broadband Streaming Proposal

News Date
Jan 10, 2024
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A proposal from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to expand access to high-speed internet was approved by the County Board of Supervisors today. Without this push to speed up broadband projects, San Diego County may have a harder time meeting requirements to qualify for the unprecedented amount of federal funding made available for broadband investment during the pandemic.

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Supervisors move forward with funding for additional recuperative care center

News Date
Jan 09, 2024
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Adding an additional 100 recuperative care beds and helping San Diego County workers with increasing health care costs were strong enough ideas to get the immediate support of county supervisors Tuesday. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer brought forward the idea of moving quickly on recuperative care as an “evergreen” project.

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Approved: Supervisor Lawson-Remer's Recuperative Care Beds & Payments to Support County Workforce

News Date
Jan 09, 2024
Short Description

A series of recommendations by Vice-Chair Terra Lawson-Remer with leftover federal stimulus money today was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, including $8 million to build a new 100+ bed recuperative care facility for people experiencing homelessness and $13 million for workforce wellness one-time payments to address the impact of projected increases in healthcare costs.

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San Diego County Supervisors vote to retain leadership roster

News Date
Jan 09, 2024
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to retain its current leadership roster, with Nora Vargas as chairwoman, Terra Lawson-Remer as vice chair and Joel Anderson as chair pro tem. Lawson-Remer, who represents District 3, made a motion to keep Vargas as the board's leader.

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Keeping Seniors Housed: Supervisor Lawson-Remer Votes for New Pilot Program

News Date
Jan 09, 2024
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The County Board of Supervisors advanced a proposal today to help prevent homelessness among seniors aged 55 and older. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer cast a vote to create a shared housing program for seniors, an idea from Supervisor Joel Anderson that the Board first approved in August 2023. 

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Remains Vice Chair, Nora Vargas Remains Chairwoman and Joel Anderson Continues to be Chair Pro Tempore

News Date
Jan 09, 2024
Short Description

The Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair Pro Tempore for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is now set. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer will continue to be Vice Chair, Supervisor Nora Vargas will continue to be Chairwoman and Supervisor Joel Anderson will continue to be Chair Pro Tempore.

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer's Policy Addresses Regionwide Challenges of Homelessness, Behavioral Health, and Affordable Housing

News Date
Jan 03, 2024
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors can increase recuperative care homeless bed capacity and reduce overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms, create workforce housing for County employees, and address previously identified shortages in the behavioral health workforce at their next meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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Opinion: San Diego County's delay of conservatorship bill to address mental health is 'abhorrent'

News Date
Dec 19, 2023
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We cannot sit idly by while people struggle. It’s morally abhorrent to not implement Senate Bill 43 and let people die on our streets without the care they need and deserve. We must always do everything we can in our power to act with the utmost urgency to address the No. 1 issues our constituents are concerned about.

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County Begins Construction on New 100-Unit Affordable Housing Complex

News Date
Dec 14, 2023
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The County celebrated the beginning of construction on a new affordable housing complex in San Ysidro. The Iris at San Ysidro will feature 100 units ranging from one to three bedrooms, including 15 fully furnished units reserved for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. 

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer's Letter to President Supports Aggressive Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

News Date
Dec 14, 2023
Short Description

San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer today sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, to formally support their proposed new anti-monopoly patent rules to take on profiteering drug manufacturers and make life-saving medications available to the public at lower prices.

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Sup. Lawson-Remer enlists help from Congress to connect more homeless veterans to housing

News Date
Dec 13, 2023
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Four members of San Diego’s Congressional delegation led by Rep. Scott Peters are asking the local Veterans Affairs office to issue more housing vouchers amid a rise in homelessness among people who served in the military. “We are doing everything possible to remove the barriers,” County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer said.

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Newsletter: Putting our money where our mouth is

News Date
Dec 08, 2023
Short Description

Happy Hanukkah! If you are celebrating like me, I hope you are able to find time for reflection, connections, and joy with your family and friends during this important time of the year. 

 

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More affordable housing for San Diego seniors approved by county

News Date
Dec 07, 2023
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On Tuesday, the county approved a 100-unit project that will use public land in an effort to decrease senior homelessness. “In the face of truly alarming numbers of homeless seniors, we are using public land to create homes specifically for older San Diegans,” said Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, vice chair of the Board of Supervisors.

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$3M More in Federal Funding to Help Migrant Families and Individuals Supported by County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted to support the County of San Diego providing an additional $3 million in federal funding to support migrant families seeking asylum, but before casting her favorable vote, she asked several questions meant to ensure the resources the County is providing are being used effectively.  

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County Supervisors Approve Major Senior Housing Project

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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The County Board of Supervisors approved more affordable housing for seniors in the region today with the authorization of a 100-unit project using public land owned by the County of San Diego.

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Program to Buy Local from Region’s Farmers, Food Producers Approved by Board

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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A plan championed by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to move the County of San Diego – one of the region’s largest food buyers – toward cultivating, purchasing, and serving local food took another step forward today.

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People in Addiction Recovery to Get Housing Help in Supervisor Lawson-Remer's District

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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More people in the coastal region, and throughout San Diego County will receive the housing support they need because Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors voted today to expand recovery housing for homeless individuals enrolled in County addiction recovery programs.

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Votes Against Delaying Implementing Conservatorship Expansion

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted against delaying implementation of Senate Bill 43, which expanded conservatorship criteria, and was slated to have gone into effect on January 1, 2024. The decision to delay was supported by the other County Supervisors, which means Senate Bill 43 will not be activated for at least a year.

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County Supervisors Call for Volunteers in Point in Time Count of Homeless Across San Diego

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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In an effort to combat homelessness and bolster support for the region's vulnerable populations, Chairwoman Nora Vargas and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer brought forward a call to action Tuesday for organizations, stakeholders, county employees, and the community to volunteer for the annual Point-in-Time Count, scheduled for January 25, 2024.

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Vice Chair Lawson-Remer Excited to Work with New Supervisor Monica Montgomery Steppe

News Date
Dec 05, 2023
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New Supervisor Monica Montgomery Steppe was sworn in this morning during a brief event at the County Administration Center, before the 10 a.m. Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who was visibly excited watching her friend and new colleague being sworn in, provided her thoughts after the ceremony.

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Mira Mesa Residents and Supervisor Lawson-Remer Talk About Epicentre Redevelopment

News Date
Dec 04, 2023
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People living and working in and around the Mira Mesa area on Monday attended a Meet and Greet hosted by San Diego County Supervisor Lawson-Remer, packing a room inside of Miramar College. Supervisor Lawson-Remer represents Mira Mesa on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and hosted the event in partnership with the Mira Mesa Town Council.

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Newsletter: Let Them Cook

News Date
Dec 01, 2023
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Our region is full of hidden culinary creators who – with a little help from the County – are serving up everything from homemade latkes to handcrafted tamales right out of their homes. Today I want to highlight a County-enacted program that is helping our neighbors achieve their dreams, empower local entrepreneurs, and fill our stomachs.

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County Supes May Postpone Conservatorship Expansion

News Date
Nov 30, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer issued a statement urging the county to allow the expansion to take effect in January and calling for other amendments including evaluation of early data to try to improve access to long-term treatment.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Says County Should Not Delay Conservatorship Implementation

News Date
Nov 29, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer will not support a resolution and policy docketed today at the County of San Diego to delay the implementation of Senate Bill 43 (SB 43), which expands the criteria for those considered to be “gravely disabled.”

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Says Leaders Need to Act Fast to Address Mental Health

News Date
Nov 29, 2023
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San Diego County leaders are at odds with implementing a new mental hold law that is supposed to go into effect in January. Supervisor Lawson-Remer says leaders need to act fast to address mental health in San Diego County.

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Newsletter: Thankful to Serve You

News Date
Nov 24, 2023
Short Description

You may be buried in emails by the time you read this post-Thanksgiving Day message, so I’ll keep this quick (and if you’re reading this on Friday and looking for a fun activity, don’t miss my colorful note at the end)...

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Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant is more than 60% completed

News Date
Nov 16, 2023
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Work in the reactor cavities is about 96 percent done. When finished, the hundreds of thousands of gallons of water will be purified to the level of acceptable drinking water so it can safely be discharged into the ocean.

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SD County Board Approves Grants for Firefighting Helicopter, Brush Clearance

News Date
Nov 08, 2023
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“When a fire starts and lives are in danger, every second counts. The new firefighting helicopter will help suppress flames and rescue people in harm’s way,” Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, vice chair of the board, said in a statement."

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Republican County Supervisors Vote Against Abortion Education Campaign and Want to Keep Open Fake Pregnancy Centers Sharing Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

News Date
Nov 07, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s policy to provide more abortion education and shut down fraudulent, unaccredited pregnancy centers was voted down by Republican County Supervisors Jim Desmond and Joel Anderson during the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Board of Supervisors Prepare for Wildfire Season, Accept Grants for New Firefighting Helicopter and Vegetation Management

News Date
Nov 07, 2023
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted today to enhance public safety and better protect San Diego County from wildfires, directing millions successfully secured from the federal government toward equipment and programs.

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Supervisors Keep 151 Affordable Homes from Disappearing

News Date
Nov 07, 2023
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In a move to help prevent San Diego County’s affordable homes from vanishing, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to put a pilot program in action today by keeping 151 apartments affordable for low-income renters for decades to come.

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Newsletter: No Place for Hate Here in San Diego County

News Date
Nov 03, 2023
Short Description

As this horrific war unfolds between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East, some communities across the United States and around the world are experiencing a terrifying and dramatic rise in antisemitic and Islamophobic hate incidents.

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Rancho Santa Fe Community Joins Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer for Meet and Greet

News Date
Nov 02, 2023
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On Wednesday, November 1, nearly 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents joined Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to learn more about the County of San Diego’s efforts to prevent Fentanyl overdoses, protect local beaches and coastlines, address the region’s homelessness and behavioral health crises, and several other topics.

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For Second Time in Three Months, Republican County Supervisors Reject Gun Violence Policies

News Date
Oct 24, 2023
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A two-to-two stalemate at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today has once again obstructed the County’s ability to advance a gun violence reduction policy. Supervisors Joel Anderson and Jim Desmond voted against a resolution introduced by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer for the County to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s Right to Safety Amendment calling for a Constitutional Convention.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Takes Further Action to Keep Trash, Sewage Out of Local Oceans

News Date
Oct 24, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted today, along with her colleagues on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, to advance a multi-million dollar project to remove debris from the Tijuana River Valley and reduce community and coastal pollution during flooding events.

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Lawson-Remer Approves $300K for Climate Resiliency with Other Supervisors

News Date
Oct 24, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted today to accept $300,000 to increase climate resiliency by growing green jobs, increasing healthcare access, and improving road safety, along with her colleagues.  The funds are the result of a successful application to the state of California that the Board of Supervisors voted to approve in June 2022.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Approves Resources to Help People Along Riverbeds in South Bay

News Date
Oct 24, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, and her colleagues, voted to accept more than $5 million in state of California funding Tuesday to help people experiencing homelessness who are living along the Sweetwater River in National City and Chula Vista.

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Statement on the Unfolding Tragedy in Israel and Gaza

News Date
Oct 20, 2023
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There is no place for hate in our community. All are welcome here — Jews and Muslims, Palestinians and Israelis, whatever your faith or race or ethnicity or country of origin.. | Read More

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San Diego receives $21M to build homes for unhoused residents

News Date
Oct 13, 2023
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California awarded $20.8 million to San Diego to expand housing for people experiencing homelessness. Officials will use the money to create 75 rental units for currently unhoused San Diegans — a step toward addressing the worsening homelessness crisis where 3,300 people are unsheltered citywide.

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Newsletter: Paying for the Pain

News Date
Oct 13, 2023
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This crisis of addiction was ignored by the old Board of Supervisors, but in the last three years — and with a new vote taken just this week — we have ramped up our County’s focus on addiction treatment and prevention.

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Supervisors Support Lawson-Remer's Proposal to Help Fund Proven Homelessness Diversion Practice

News Date
Oct 10, 2023
Short Description

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors agreed to direct funding to the Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RTFH) for its successful Diversion practice that has already kept 2,000 people in San Diego County housed since 2019, for a relatively low cost, roughly $1,500 per person.

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Statement on Continuing Israel Situation

News Date
Oct 09, 2023
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"Israel has a right to exist, and the Jewish people, like all people subjected to persecution and genocide for generations, have the right to a safe homeland.  The people of Israel have my full support in the face of this unprecedented and appalling assault by Hamas terrorists."

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Reacts to Attacks on Israel

News Date
Oct 07, 2023
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"As a person of Jewish descent, the attacks on Israel have been hard for me, my family, and my community. In my conversations with family and friends, I have found it difficult to express exactly how I am feeling, but it is safe to say that shock, sadness and anger are all emotions that have washed over me today."

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New County Legal Program by Supervisor Lawson-Remer Aided Nearly 800 in First 15 Months

News Date
Oct 06, 2023
Short Description

San Diego County’s Immigrant Legal Defense Program (IRLDP) is working, just like Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer had envisioned when she authored and passed the policy in 2021. Nearly 800 San Diegans have received free, constitutionally afforded access to an attorney to represent them in removal proceedings.

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Newsletter: Creating a Diversion

News Date
Oct 06, 2023
Short Description

A 2018 study showed homeless diversion delivered results while being faster, more effective, less costly, and requiring less ongoing government support than interventions like emergency shelter.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Calls for County to Support Governor's Right to Safety Amendment

News Date
Sep 29, 2023
Short Description

Ending a historic week where 23 gun violence reduction bills were signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer held a summit to highlight actions taken in San Diego County to curb gun violence; and explore new opportunities. At the conclusion of the Summit, she called for widespread support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Right to Safety Amendment 

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County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Reacts to Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

News Date
Sep 29, 2023
Short Description

At a young age, I had the honor of meeting Senator Dianne Feinstein and it was a life-changing experience for me. Senator Feinstein built a legacy that will forever be remembered. We all should take a moment to reflect on the trails she blazed for so many of us to follow and further. Senator Feinstein will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to Host Gun Violence Reduction Summit

News Date
Sep 26, 2023
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer is hosting her “Gun Violence Reduction Summit” on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and it will feature a keynote address from California Attorney General Rob Bonta and four panels.

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Making it Easier to Care for Seniors: Supervisor Lawson-Remer OKs Landmark Program

News Date
Sep 26, 2023
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted to make it easier for San Diego families to care for aging parents, grandparents, or other relatives. In a first, the Board authorized providing up  to three “flex days” for County employees to use in emergency situations while caring for an older adult.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Approves $4.5 Million for Successful Mental Health Program

News Date
Sep 26, 2023
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today voted to accept nearly $4.5 million to continue expanding a successful program that helps individuals deal with mental health or drug addiction crises. The additional money for the County’s Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) program will come from a grant the County won in a successful application to the federal government.

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County Supes Pass Lawson-Remer, Desmond, & Martinez Blue Envelope Program Proposal

News Date
Sep 26, 2023
Short Description

Today the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted in support of a policy introduced by Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer, Jim Desmond, and Sheriff Kelly Martinez to train and provide informational materials using the Blue Envelope Program to County law enforcement, first responders, and other partners on best practices for engaging with individuals with cognitive differences. 

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What would happen if Tijuana sewage crisis is declared an emergency?

News Date
Sep 17, 2023
Short Description

In June, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to issue a declaration and last week they continued it for at least another 60 days. Imperial Beach has had an emergency declaration in place for four years. Under the county’s declaration, staff were directed to report back by next month with documented economic damages from cross-border pollution.

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Newsletter: Millions for Moms

News Date
Sep 15, 2023
Short Description

Thanks to the advocacy of our community, we were able to gain approval this week for two actions that will put the new San Diego County Child Care Blueprint to work and start growing our region’s capacity for child care centers, staffing, and training.

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Supervisors Anderson & Desmond Use Donald Trump Tactics Against Immigrant Legal Defense Program

News Date
Sep 14, 2023
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, the author of the County’s Immigrant Legal Defense Program, is fighting back against her Republican colleagues on the Board of Supervisors who said, “we have enough criminals, we don’t need to import more of them.” Supervisor Lawson-Remer issued the following response.

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Supervisors Unanimously Pass Childcare Policy by Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Vargas

News Date
Sep 12, 2023
Short Description

The San Diego County Board of Supervisor supported a policy by Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas to advance the County of San Diego Childcare Blueprint by growing capacity for childcare centers, staffing and training; and create a pilot County workers dealing with a childcare emergency.

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County Supervisors Push to Open More Board & Care Facilities to Help San Diegans Struggling with Homelessness, Mental Crisis

News Date
Sep 12, 2023
Short Description

The County of San Diego’s Behavioral Health Department plans to expand the number of available adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly beds for Medi-Cal eligible adults; and today Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the Board of Supervisors supported this with their vote.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer and Board of Supervisors Doubles Down on Commitment to Equitable Info Sharing

News Date
Sep 12, 2023
Short Description

Homelessness & Senior Rental Assistance programs are using data and evaluation to drive decision-making at the County; Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, today with her colleagues, accepted a strategy to make the County of San Diego’s data portal more accessible and easier to be understood by the general public.

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Resources Headed to Supervisor Lawson-Remer's District to Help Mothers and Families at Home

News Date
Sep 12, 2023
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today accepted around $1 million per year through 2028 to provide at-home public health nurse visits for pregnant women and families with young children in the north coastal and inland parts of the County.

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County to vote on whether to allocate additional funding toward child care

News Date
Sep 11, 2023
Short Description

The pilot program from Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Nora Vargas would provide county workers up to three paid days off for emergency child care and help fund improvements for daycare centers.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Reacts to San Diego County Taxpayers Association Data Transparency Proposal

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Sep 06, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer secured support in 2021 to create the first-ever County Office of Evaluation, Performance, Analytics (OEPA); since then the County has been a national leader in promoting an organizational culture of learning, and leveraging evidence and data to make decisions and drive results.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Votes Against Rainbow and Fallbrook Water District Defection

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Aug 29, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted to not allow the Rainbow and Fallbrook Water Districts to detach from the San Diego County Water Authority because their separation would cause water rates to spike for households across the region.

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County to Pursue Innovative Programs to Slow Climate Change in Vulnerable Communities

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Aug 29, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed a policy to hire external environmental experts to help the County develop new, innovative actions to slow climate change and improve air and water quality in the most vulnerable areas of the region.

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County Receives Second Installment of Public Health Workforce Funding from State

News Date
Aug 29, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the Board of Supervisors today approved accepting the second installment of nearly 50 million ($14,356,108 per year) from the State of California to continue to expand its public health workforce.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

News Date
Mar 02, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer champions reproductive freedom, condemns misleading tactics by pregnancy crisis centers.

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Marine Skimmers Ribbon Cutting at Coronado Cays Yacht Club

News Date
Feb 19, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Honors Emerald Keepers and Coronado Cays Yacht Club As Partners in Keeping Our Beaches and Coastlines Clean.

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VOSD Podcast: No Silver Bullets

News Date
Feb 10, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer discusses homelessness, behavioral health and more on the Voice of San Diego podcast.

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Some county workers will receive state bonuses

News Date
Jan 24, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer applauds brave County workers for protecting the community from COVID-19.

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County says data shows gun policies work

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Jan 24, 2023
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer continues the effort to reduce gun violence, protect our children and community.

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County advances plan to build public health lab

News Date
Nov 02, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer touted the County’s commitment to strengthening public health infrastructure after a devastating pandemic.

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Lawson-Remer Proposal for Data-Driven Solution to Homelessness Passes Unanimously

News Date
Oct 30, 2022
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The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal from Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Desmond to explore a “by-name list” to better understand the individual drivers of homelessness and identify prevention practices.

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San Diego County supervisors approve opioid framework

News Date
Oct 26, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted with her fellow Supervisors to approve a framework to spend the $100 million settlement money from pharmaceutical companies.

 

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer, County Board Advances Action To Tackle Fentanyl

News Date
Oct 11, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer along with County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves proposal for required fentanyl awareness education in county classrooms. The proposal also includes distribution of naloxone and training on how to use it to parents and students.

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Lawson-Remer proposal for a ‘By-Name’ List to Track Homelessness Approved Unanimously by County Board

News Date
Aug 16, 2022
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County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s co-sponsored measure to adopt the use of a “by-name” list for all people experiencing homelessness. This will allow us to understand each individual as a person, better coordinate care, and keep track of progress over time to ensure the most vulnerable don’t fall through the cracks.

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'My Body, My Data' | The fight to protect reproductive health information

News Date
Aug 16, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Supervisor Nora Vargas call the Board of Supervisors to support My Body My Data, the national bill proposed by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs that aims to ensure reproductive and sexual health privacy and prevent sensitive reproductive health data from being collected, retained, and used by entities not currently covered under HIPAA.

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Change is upon us, new county budget helps prepare

News Date
Jul 15, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer details how the County's new budget advances key investments in mental health, homelessness, sustainability. 

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Local officials gather to support women's reproduction rights

News Date
Jun 27, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer stands with San Diego’s elected official to denounce the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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County passes trio of gun control and school safety measures

News Date
Jun 14, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer pushes for litigation to hold the multi-billion-dollar gun industry accountable to keep San Diego families safe.

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How to Stop an Amazon Warehouse from Taking Over Your Town

News Date
May 31, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer stands up to corporations like Amazon, cementing workers’ rights across San Diego County.

“…they’re going to have to play by the rules and they’re going to have to treat workers fairly”, says Lawson-Remer.

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Work begins on ‘a place of healing’ for homeless in Midway

News Date
May 31, 2022
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The homeless crisis has made the streets of Midway into a place of suffering, but this shelter will help turn Midway into a place of healing, a place for recovery and new beginnings,” said County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who represents the area.

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Council declares San Diego 'safe city' for reproductive freedom

News Date
May 24, 2022
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With SCOTUS poised to overturn Roe v. Wade after the 49th anniversary Supervisor Lawson-Remer says, "We cannot stand by as people across our nation are stripped of our rights, and the progress so many have fought for is erased”

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San Diego County launches immigrant legal defense program

News Date
Apr 28, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer announces the launch of a landmark Immigrant Legal Defense Program to uphold constitutional values and promote fairness in the justice system.

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San Diego Foundation Awards $180K: Green Job Options for Young People

News Date
Apr 14, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer cheered on the next phase of this important initiative she spearheaded to provide opportunities for San Diego’s youth and expand the region’s green economy.

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San Diego County to divest of fossil fuel companies

News Date
Mar 03, 2022
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As the County Board of Supervisors voted to excluded fossil fuel companies from the County’s investment portfolio, Supervisor Lawson-Remer expressed her support saying, “this is very historic that we’re taking action as a board to say that we’re not going to be investing in any more industries that profit from destroying our planet”.

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County supervisors vote to divest from fossil fuel industries

News Date
Mar 01, 2022
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A unanimous vote from the County Board of Supervisors will ban investments in fossil fuels from the County’s $13 billion investment pool aligning the County’s budget with the region’s climate values.

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Mobile Crisis Response Teams Successfully Operating Countywide

News Date
Feb 28, 2022
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Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Fletcher were joined by county staff to announce early success with the counties Mobile Crisis Response Teams program.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis, call the Access & Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240

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Annual San Diego 'WeAllCount' homeless census count begins Thursday

News Date
Feb 25, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer joined the Regional Task Force on Homelessness for the annual homeless census count that provides critical data to help the County better address the needs of unhoused individuals.

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North County Drivers Get Nine New Miles of I-5 Carpool Lanes Today

News Date
Feb 24, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer champions the grand opening of carpool lanes on Interstate 5. Supports vital infrastructural investments to reduce pollution and improve lives.

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County Moves Toward Regional Decarbonization Plan

News Date
Feb 19, 2022
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer sets County on the path to decarbonization with a focus on growing the green economy and protecting working families.

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Rent Subsidy for Low Income Seniors

News Date
Feb 07, 2022
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With cost of living on the rise, Supervisor Lawson-Remer met with ABC 10 to discuss her proposal for a Senior Rent Subsidy program in San Diego County.

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County Moves Forward with Food Program

News Date
Jan 26, 2022
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer sat down to discuss a new proposal that will provide sustainable food while supporting our local agriculture industry.

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California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe v. Wade overturned

News Date
Dec 08, 2021
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With reproductive rights under attack on the federal level Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer reaffirms, “I want to make this clear to every woman and person listening now that San Diego County supports strong and safe abortion access”

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County Mobile Crisis Teams to be expanded Wednesday; Supervisors OK Report

News Date
Dec 07, 2021
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The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a report from the county-wide Mobile Crisis Response teams that will serve as an alternative to assist those experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

Supervisor Lawson-Remer spoke on the program as an alternative to law enforcement saying, "This is quite literally an issue of life and death."

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Supervisors Hear COVID-19 Update, Continue Emergency Declaration

News Date
Dec 07, 2021
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As the County Board of Supervisors votes to continue Emergency Declaration, Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls for better public outreach on vaccines especially in North County cities seeing lower vaccination rates.

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New 24/7 Library Kiosk Opens in Encinitas

News Date
Dec 06, 2021
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer speaks at the ribbon cutting for the new 24/7 Encinitas Library kiosk that will provide more books closer to where people live and work.

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County Launches Regional Homeless Outreach Program

News Date
Dec 01, 2021
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer along with Supervisor Desmond launch homeless outreach teams in North County cities to better serve the needs of San Diego County's unhoused population.

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Senior care providers race to address caregiver shortage

News Date
Nov 16, 2021
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer shares her plans for increasing care economy in San Diego County amidst a caregiver shortage.

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County Launches Homeless Outreach Teams in North County Cities

News Date
Nov 15, 2021
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer along with Supervisor Desmond launch homeless outreach teams in North County.

“Homeless outreach is human outreach,” Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer said.

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San Diego County Supervisors Vote to Ban ‘Ghost Guns'

News Date
Oct 19, 2021
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted in favor of a proposal by Supervisor Lawson-Remer and Fletcher that would ban dangerous “ghost guns” on the county level. 

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California is studying public banking, could it come to San Diego?

News Date
Oct 15, 2021
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With talk on the state level of public banking, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer joins KPBS to discuss in how public banking could be useful in advancing affordable housing in San Diego County.

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Amazon Abandons Warehouse Plan Because San Diego Is Considering Worker Protection Law

News Date
Oct 12, 2021
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer's proposed “Working Families Ordinance" leads Amazon to pull out of plans for San Diego facility. "Amazon's rhetoric is we’re creating good jobs for the people of San Diego, and they have come into many communities with promises around creating economic opportunity … But once there were real expectations to pay enough so people don't live in poverty, Amazon walked away," said Supervisor Lawson-Remer

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County to join 5-city CCA as alternative to SDG&E. Will it bring lower electric rates?

News Date
Sep 01, 2021
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer votes to advance cheaper, greener energy in San Diego County by joining. San Diego Community Power.  A lifelong environmental advocate, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer was selected by her Board colleagues to serve as the county’s representative on the SDCP board.

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New Tenant Resource for SD County Renters

News Date
Jul 23, 2021
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If you are a renter in the San Diego area, the San Diego Eviction Prevention Collaborative has recently launched a great new resource:  housinghelpsd.org. The site is built to help tenants to access available support programs and learn their rights.

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer on District 3 Priorities

News Date
Jun 07, 2021
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer sat down with NBC 7’s Priya Sridhar to discuss the issues important to the constituents of  District 3 and San Diego County as a whole.

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Lawson-Remer Testified before Congress Against Off-Shore Drilling

News Date
May 13, 2021
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SAN DIEGO — Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, an economist and environmental attorney testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee on Thursday, May 13th at 10:00am Pacific. A lifelong environmental advocate, Supervisor Lawson-Remer was invited by Representative Levin to provide testimony on the importance of protecting coastal communities like San Diego County from offshore oil drilling. 

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County Supervisors Approve Operational Overhaul to Prioritize Sustainability

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May 05, 2021
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SAN DIEGO — The County Board of Supervisors today approved a package of policies to restructure County operations to focus on sustainability, and provide residents and businesses new tools to expand natural habitat. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer partnered with Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas on various pieces of the legislation.  

“Having a board led by people as committed to environmental justice as my colleagues Supervisors Fletcher and Vargas is transformational for our region,” Supervisor Lawson-Remer said. “Sustainability is not just something we need in our communities, but also in how local government works. This legislative package will restructure the County with sustainability as a focus, make climate action a part of our culture and daily operations, and provide new tools for residents and businesses to live more sustainably.”

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County to provide attorneys to immgrants facing deportation

News Date
May 04, 2021
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The County Board of Supervisors has voted in favor of Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s landmark proposal to protect the due process rights of immigrants in San Diego County.

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Vote Makes SD First Border County in US to Provide Legal Representation for Immigrants

News Date
May 04, 2021
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SAN DIEGO — The County Board of Supervisors approved a plan by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer today that will make San Diego the first southern border county in the United States with a program to provide legal representation for immigrants facing removal proceedings. The initiative will help address the current backlog in immigration courts, while also saving taxpayer dollars and supporting the local economy. 

“Our justice system should be based on facts and law, not access to wealth and resources. Everyone in this nation, whether a citizen or not, has an established right under our constitution to be represented by legal counsel, and this program will help immigrants afford the ability to have a fair day in court,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, who is also an attorney. 

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San Diego County to Make Inmate Calls Free | Union Tribune

News Date
May 02, 2021
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to make phone calls in county-run jails and juvenile detention facilities free.

Because a portion of the fees associated with those calls goes to the San Diego County Sheriff’s department for inmate services — roughly $2.8 million a year — the vote also asks county staff to identify funding to replace the lost revenue. 

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer introduced the proposal. In an interview last week with the San Diego Union-Tribune, she said it was morally wrong for the county to be generating revenue from inmate phone calls, especially since research shows that incarcerated people who are able to maintain connections to friends and family are less likely to reoffend after they are released from custody.

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Supervisors Propose More Sustainable Operations in County Government | Union Tribune

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Apr 24, 2021
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ENCINITAS — More native plants could be protected and county government programs would have a renewed focus on sustainability under proposals that will go before the Board of Supervisors next month.

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer presented details of the proposals Saturday morning at San Diego Botanic Garden, where she was joined by Ari Novy, president and CEO of the garden and former executive director of the U.S. Botanical Garden. While at the Encinitas facility, Lawson-Remer also presented Novy with plaque proclaiming April 24 as San Diego Botanic Garden Day.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Takes Action to Fix Low Enrollment in County Aid Programs

News Date
Apr 05, 2021
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SAN DIEGO – Launching an effort to “Make the County Work for All,” Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer is advancing two proposed reforms at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors hearing to remove barriers keeping eligible residents from enrolling in County aid programs. 

The first Board Letter, co-sponsored with Vice Chair Nora Vargas, seeks to end “Project 100%,” a policy that requires anyone applying for CalWORKs to agree to a home inspection. Many eligible residents have felt this is an intrusive requirement and it can serve as a disincentive to apply. 

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Supervisors OK starting jobs program for youth, with green focus

News Date
Mar 16, 2021
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The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved  Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Vargas’ proposal to launch a  Youth Environmental and Recreation Jobs  Corp, to provide young San Diegan’s paid employment in the green economy

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County Board Adopts Lawson-Remer’s Proposal to Stop Charging Detained Individuals Exorbitant Call Fees

News Date
Mar 03, 2021
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SAN DIEGO — The County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a proposal today by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to stop charging incarcerated individuals to make phone or video calls, making San Diego County the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to ensure free telephone and digital communication in a move applauded by criminal justice advocates, residents and even the author of Orange Is the New Black.

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County to Launch $100M in Emergency Rental Assistance

News Date
Feb 23, 2021
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SAN DIEGO — $100 million in emergency rental assistance will be available starting Tuesday, March 2, the County announced today. 

“This is a new lifeline for people who are having trouble making ends meet due to the pandemic,” said County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer. “We want to make sure this public health crisis does not leave San Diegans in debt or without a home. If you are having trouble paying rent or utilities, we are here to help.”

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San Diego County Teams With UCSD on Plan for Zero-Carbon by 2035 | Union Tribune

News Date
Jan 27, 2021
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County leaders are teaming up with UC San Diego to create a blueprint for reducing the region’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to contract with UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy to draft a plan that would establish a framework for zeroing out carbon emissions that cities through the county can embrace.



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