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Change is upon us, new county budget helps prepare

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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

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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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Council declares San Diego 'safe city' for reproductive freedom

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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.

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

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Apr 14, 2022
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The San Diego Foundation Thursday announced that seven local nonprofits will receive $180,000 in grants to develop programs to draw young people to careers in green industries.

The funds are directed toward youths aged 16-24 who are neither in school nor working – a segment dubbed “opportunity youth” by officials.

“Thanks to our local nonprofit partners, this program will help opportunity youth develop personally and professionally, while growing the resilience of our local green economy,” said Christiana DeBenedict, director of environment initiatives for the foundation.

According to a report published by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, there are an estimated 417,000 people in the San Diego region between 16 and 24 years of age. Of that group, 31,000 do not attend classes or hold jobs.

“These grants are the next step in our new countywide initiative to help young people secure the green careers that will define not only their future but the future of our entire region,” county Supervisor Terra Lawson- Remer said in a statement. “These investments in a youth green jobs program are an acknowledgment that our economy can’t fully recover until young people recover – and have equitable access to the green economy of tomorrow.”

Grant funding was provided by the county as part of the Youth Environmental/Recreation Corp. started last year following a proposal from Lawson-Remer and fellow Supervisor Nora Vargas.

Seven local nonprofits each received grants of $20,000 or $30,000: Urban Corps of San Diego County, Environmental Health Coalition of San Diego, Ocean Discovery Institute, Indigenous Regeneration, Project New Village, Casa Familiar and Tree San Diego.

Some of the efforts funded by the grants include farm apprenticeships for Native youth interested in sustainable farming, recruitment for a work-learning program and training for careers in urban forestry.

The county’s program also includes a collaboration with the Workforce Partnership to place eligible youth in paid positions at county departments.

– City News Service

Click here to view this article on the Times of San Diego website

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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