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Newsletter: Safe Biking Reduces Carbon Emissions

News Date
06/14/24
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As the region’s temperature starts to heat up, the County of San Diego has opened its annual Cool Zones program. Cool Zones provide older adults, people with disabilities, and people with health concerns free, safe air-conditioned shelters to visit to escape extreme heat. Cool Zone sites include the County’s 33 branch libraries, community centers and other locations across the county.

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Families In Point Loma Got Free Bike Helmets, Encouraged To Keep Riding To Reduce Carbon Emissions

News Date
06/13/24
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Last night, more than 100 children and adults walked away from Point Loma, Ocean Beach and other neighborhoods with a brand new bicycle helmet thanks to Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the County of San Diego, Scripps Health, the San Diego Bike Coalition, Point Loma Rotary Club and Ride the Point.

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Newsletter: Protect the Local Water Supply

News Date
06/07/24
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Upgrading the County’s stormwater infrastructure to protect the local water supply and prevent pollution and toxic runoff from contaminating our beaches, bays and coastline is one of my highest priorities. In my first three years as your County Supervisor, we as a County invested more than $200 million to help keep our communities safe from unchecked pollution and sewage that threaten the closure of our beautiful beaches and waters. 

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Supervisors, YMCA Partner to Clean Up Tijuana River Valley Park

News Date
06/05/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer joined her colleagues on the County Board of Supervisors today to pursue a $20 million federal grant to clean up and enhance the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. Supervisors agreed to partner with the YMCA of San Diego County to seek an Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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San Diego County Supervisors Approve New Behavioral Health Facilities for East, North County

News Date
06/04/24
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The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved $23.3 million to build an East Region Crisis Stabilization Unit, which will offer treatment services for those needing urgent mental health care.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Colleagues Support New Behavioral Health Services In North County & East County

News Date
06/04/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve funding to develop and construct an East Region Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), and also authorized County staff to contract with Exodus Recovery to provide behavioral health treatment at the 16-bed psychiatric health facility jointly funded by the County and Tri-City Healthcare District.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Encourages New Chief Administrative Officer To Empower Workers, Take Calculated Risks & Forge New Relationship With Labor Unions

News Date
06/04/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, and her colleagues on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously confirmed Ebony Shelton will become the new County of San Diego Chief Administration Officer beginning June 14, 2024.

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County’s top financial official Ebony Shelton appointed new top executive

News Date
06/04/24
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Longtime San Diego County finance official Ebony Shelton became the county’s first Black woman chief administrative officer Tuesday, after county supervisors unanimously agreed on her appointment. “We’ve been working really hard as a board over the last four years to steer this county in a new direction, and I think you are so prepared and so ready to continue in advance and deepen and accelerate that work,” Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer said.

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County Supervisors OK Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence

News Date
06/04/24
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved the establishment of an Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Transformative Technologies. According to the proposal, the subcommittee will develop appropriate recommendations and actions on AI-related policies, review new technology procurements and data initiatives that involve an AI system, and review the governance for proactively managing and monitoring new AI advancements.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer, Gun Safety Advocates Raise Awareness, Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

News Date
06/03/24
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San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP) held a press conference today to kick off Wear Orange and Gun Violence Awareness Weekend and highlight recent successes in preventing gun violence locally. They were joined by representatives from GIFFORDS Law Center and Team ENOUGH.

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Newsletter: More Slots for Seniors

News Date
05/31/24
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Here’s a disturbing trend we are working to address: homelessness is growing among older adults. People over 55 represent 29 percent of our region’s unsheltered homeless population. This is something we can’t accept and I’m committed to doing everything we can to help these seniors in need. Help me spread the word: there is a new wave of help to keep seniors from ending up homeless.

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San Diego County to open new affordable housing for older adults amid overwhelming demand

News Date
05/27/24
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More than 120 new apartments are opening this week for low-income older adults, the first of nearly a dozen affordable housing projects under way using land owned by San Diego County. There are a total of 126 studio or one-bedroom apartments. Residents of 70 units will have vouchers allowing them to pay only 30 percent of their incomes toward rent.

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Newsletter: Honoring Our Heroes and a Message for a Bad Neighbor

News Date
05/24/24
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On this long Memorial Day weekend, please join me in honoring the brave heroes who have given their lives in military service. Amid the festivities and fun of the summer kickoff, let's all take a moment to reflect on the incredible sacrifices made by our fellow Americans and San Diegans.

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Board Of Supervisors Pass Resolution Calling State Farm A Bad Neighbor For San Diegans

News Date
05/21/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today called State Farm and other insurance providers who pull insurance coverage a ‘bad neighbor” with a resolution they passed 5-0. “We stood up to insurance companies for San Diegans today by passing this resolution,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

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Supervisors Vote to Invest in 120-Bed Treatment Facility

News Date
05/21/24
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Helping people struggling with addiction and tackling the fentanyl crisis were top of mind today as the County Board of Supervisors voted to invest in a new substance use treatment facility. “Drug addiction is ruining too many lives, and this facility will help us make progress on this crisis, particularly as it relates to illicit opioids that are sweeping through our communities,” said Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, vice chair of the Board of Supervisors. 

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More Mental Illness Help On the Way under New County Partnership with UC San Diego Health

News Date
05/21/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the County Board of Supervisors voted today to pursue a partnership with UC San Diego Health to expand the ability to treat mental illness and drug addiction in the region. The proposal will provide new and vital inpatient acute psychiatric services at the university’s East Campus Medical Center, formerly known as Alvarado Hospital. As part of the agreement, an emergency psychiatric unit and a crisis stabilization unit will be established. This initiative will also add approximately 30 to 45 new psychiatric acute inpatient beds for individuals who are Medi-Cal eligible. There are currently 306 beds on site.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Fights & Wins For Better Data Equity For AA & NHPI People In County Programs

News Date
05/21/24
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved a significant policy by Supervisor  Terra Lawson-Remer aimed at rectifying long-standing inequities within the County's racial and ethnicity data systems, focusing particularly on improving the representation and accuracy of data concerning Asian American & Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities.

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County Supervisor & Residents Angry Insurers Are Pulling Policies From San Diego

News Date
05/20/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer has been hearing from residents  who are angry that State Farm and other insurance agencies will no longer offer renters and homeowner insurance  to them starting in July 2024. One of Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s own staff members is also a victim of this effort by the insurance agencies to punish homeowners in order to leverage their negotiations with the State of California.

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Newsletter: About Tomorrow’s Holiday

News Date
05/17/24
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Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day, a time to honor individuals serving across all branches of our military. While Memorial Day and Veterans Day receive a lot of attention, I wanted to uplift that May 18 is about showing appreciation for those who are currently serving our nation. They sacrifice so much for our country and we want to do everything we can to support them when they retire from active duty. So when service members become veterans,  the County of San Diego is here to help

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Hosted Successful Bike Helmet Giveaway For National Bike Month

News Date
05/16/24
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More than 100 children and adults from Carlsbad and surrounding areas gathered at the La Costa Paloma Community Room Wednesday evening, eager to participate in a bike safety event hosted by San Diego County Supervisor Terra-Lawson-Remer. Children left the event equipped with shiny brand-new bike helmets, courtesy of Scripps Health, along with a greater awareness of safe cycling practices.

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UC San Diego Students Have Opportunity To Win Free E-Bike, Enter By Noon On May 22, 2024

News Date
05/13/24
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U.C San Diego undergraduate and graduate students have an exclusive opportunity to win a RAD Power Bikes Electric Bicycle, helmet, lock and warranty. There are 15 opportunities to win. Associated Students teamed up with Circulate San Diego, the County of San Diego and the County’s representative for the UC San Diego area  Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to bring this opportunity to campus.

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Newsletter: Paint Job or Con Job?

News Date
05/10/24
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If the speed limit is 25 MPH, drawing a “1” on the road sign doesn’t make it legal to drive 125 in a school zone. Yet gun manufacturers are following a similar scheme, hoping that a new paint job — literally – will let them defy common-sense gun safety laws we’ve fought to pass in the County of San Diego. I have four words for these shady dealers of death: not on my watch.

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County suing Ghost Gunner company accused of rebranding ploy to dodge California ban

News Date
05/03/24
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When San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer first saw the Coast Runner milling machine being marketed as some state-of-the-art product for creative people in California, she was livid. “The idea that you could take the same exact product that is designed to kill people, put a different packaging on it, and suddenly it’s not lethal and not illegal? That is just offensive,” Lawson-Remer said.

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County Partners With Giffords To File First Lawsuit Against Ghost Gun Company

News Date
05/03/24
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The County of San Diego and national gun safety group GIFFORDS Law Center have partnered on a lawsuit against Defense Distributed who sells its gun manufacturing device illegally in California. The partnership between the County and GIFFORDS is a direct result of a policy led and passed by San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer in June 2022 to seek out opportunities to initiate litigation against gun manufacturers.

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GIFFORDS Law Center to Represent San Diego County in Lawsuit Against Major Ghost Gun Company

News Date
05/03/24
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San Diego County filed a lawsuit on behalf of the People of California against a major ghost gun company: Defense Distributed and related entities Ghost Gunner, Inc. and Coast Runner, Inc. The County is being represented by GIFFORDS Law Center, the legal arm of the national gun safety group GIFFORDS, and by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP on a pro bono basis.

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Newsletter: Your Budget is Here

News Date
05/03/24
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Let's talk budget! The Interim CAO released the recommended 2024-26 budget, which will build upon the solid foundation we have laid over the last three years by investing in vital services to help the homeless, increase access to mental health and addiction treatment, and build more affordable housing for working families.

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Coastal District 3 To Receive Many Investments From Recommended County Budget

News Date
05/02/24
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The County of San Diego’s Interim Chief Administrative Officer today issued her $8.48 billion recommended 2024-25 San Diego County budget. The recommended budget includes many significant investments county wide, including in Supervisorial District 3, which spans from Carlsbad to Coronado. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who represents District 3, released the following statement after the recommended budget became public.

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Flush with tax revenue and other income, San Diego County releases $8.5B spending plan

News Date
05/02/24
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San Diego County unveiled its long-awaited proposed budget for the upcoming year on Thursday, a massive document that avoids the drama afflicting the biggest city government and school district within its jurisdiction. The $8.5 billion spending plan is hundreds of millions of dollars higher than the current-year budget, a 3.9 percent increase, and includes none of the likely cuts confronting the San Diego City Council or the San Diego Unified School District.

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County To Explore Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District For Sports Arena Site

News Date
05/01/24
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The Board of Supervisors today supported Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s policy for the County to collaborate with the City of San Diego to investigate possible County involvement in an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) for the Midway Rising site, and Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) credit sharing models for the affordable housing units.

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Public Land for Public Good: Supervisors Advance Five Housing Projects on County Property

News Date
05/01/24
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Enacting a strategy backed by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, five affordable housing projects on County-owned property are moving forward today following a vote by the County Board of Supervisors. “We are leveraging all of the County resources possible to speed up production of affordable housing, keep renters in their homes, and make the dream of homeownership more accessible,” said Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, vice chair of the Board of Supervisors.

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County Advances Cannabis Social Equity Program As City Contemplates Future of Its Program

News Date
05/01/24
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As the City of San Diego contemplates the future of its cannabis equity program as part of its budget, Terra Lawson-Remer and the County Board of Supervisors took several actions today to advance social equity programs to help people negatively impacted by the criminalization of cannabis benefit from the now-legal marketplace in California.

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County Supervisors Call for Kaiser Permanente Not to Cut Patient Time for Mental Health Services

News Date
05/01/24
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Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Monica Montgomery Steppe today secured support for their resolution opposing Kaiser Permanente’s attempt to reduce the amount of time their mental health therapists spend with patients. The Supervisors are calling on Kaiser Permanente to provide parity as their counterparts in Northern California for up to seven hours of patient management time. This reduction threatens to impact patient mental health care for residents in San Diego County and could accelerate the trend of burnout in our healthcare workforce.

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Supervisors Vote to Expand Small Business Opportunities

News Date
04/30/24
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“Whenever possible and practical, we want San Diego County businesses doing San Diego County work, especially small businesses and veteran-owned businesses,” said Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, vice chair of the Board of Supervisors.

Today Supervisor Lawson-Remer voted with her Board colleagues to direct staff to investigate opportunities to expand the County’s reach to local businesses. Actions could include outreach, education, and a review of current programs that enhance the ability of local businesses to participate in County procurements.

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Statement: County of San Diego Chief Administrative Officer Process

News Date
04/30/24
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While I cannot legally comment on closed session deliberations or decisions unless a Board majority votes to allow greater transparency regarding the CAO search, personalIy I do not believe our current CAO selection process is sufficiently transparent or allows enough community voice, and I would strongly welcome an approach that allows all finalists from this search round and the prior search round to be interviewed in public at a public board meeting.

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Newsletter: Reserving Our Seat

News Date
04/26/24
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I’m proposing a policy next week to make sure that the County government has a say in ensuring adequate infrastructure is established for the redevelopment of the Sports Arena site. As the regional representative for parts of the City of San Diego that include the Midway district, I want the County to have a voice to make sure that residents in the area, as well as those who would live at the proposed Midway Rising project where the Sports Arena is today, have the infrastructure necessary to accommodate this new development.

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Op-Ed: County’s actions on homelessness have yielded success

News Date
04/24/24
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As a county supervisor, I have been part of the shift in how the County of San Diego views its responsibility regarding addressing homelessness regionwide. I will not allow anyone to degrade the significant progress our county government has made in being a good partner in helping our unincorporated communities and the 18 incorporated cities address homelessness.

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Thousands of people seeking help did not get a police response. That’s a good thing.

News Date
04/20/24
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Three years ago, the county launched a pilot program to replace ill-equipped law enforcement officials with mental health experts for those in crisis. The effort started small with just a handful of professionals responding to calls in North County. But it quickly expanded. Today, there are nearly four dozen Mobile Crisis Response Teams countywide handling hundreds of calls for nonviolent emergencies each month.

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Newsletter: A Top 10 We Don’t Want

News Date
04/19/24
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We love San Diego for our beaches and coastlines. But in the fight to protect them from pollution, I had to leave them 2,600 miles behind this week to urge decision makers in Washington, D.C. to ramp up their efforts to solve the international disaster that is the Tijuana River Valley environmental catastrophe. 

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Newsletter: Bill is Coming Due

News Date
04/12/24
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It was a busy and productive week at the Board of Supervisors. We honored 2 great groups with proclamations, met with our Service Employee International Union Local 221 members, and three of our policies were passed by my colleagues!

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County Supervisors Vote to Explore Ways to Increase Behavioral Health Services At Future Housing Developments the County Supports Financially

News Date
04/09/24
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Increased levels of mental health and addiction treatment at future housing developments the County supports financially is the goal of a policy the San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed today. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, the author of the policy, issued the following statement after the 4-0 vote....

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SD County Supervisors Vote to Support Senator Padilla’s Senate Bill 1178

News Date
04/09/24
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San Diego County Supervisors passed a policy to support California State Senator Steve Padilla’s Senate Bill 1178 to hold corporate polluters in California accountable. The policy, introduced by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas, was approved with a 3-1 vote.                

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Supervisors Support Lawson-Remer’s Resolution to Build Housing At Del Mar Fairgrounds

News Date
04/09/24
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The County of San Diego supports building affordable housing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Today, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s resolution passed 4-0

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Supports Affordable Housing at Del Mar Fairgrounds

News Date
04/08/24
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Building more affordable housing on public land is a strategy Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer has been leading since she joined the Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, April 9 Supervisor Lawson-Remer will ask her colleagues to support a resolution to build affordable housing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds as part of a partnership between the City of Del Mar and the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA).

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Supervisors Want To Join Senator Padilla In Holding Corporate Polluters Accountable

News Date
04/04/24
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A lot of positive movement has occurred recently to tackle the Tijuana River sewage crisis at the urging of Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas, and now they want the County of San Diego to support a new effort to hold corporate polluters in California accountable.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Wants To Increase Behavioral Health Services At Future Housing Developments Supported With ‘No Place Like Home’ Funding

News Date
04/03/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer wants to increase behavioral health treatment, including the level of services and hours for on-site case management, for all permanent supportive housing projects that utilize the County’s No Place Like Home funding, or similar funding sources. Supervisor Lawson-Remer is presenting a policy on April 9 for the Board of Supervisors to consider, which is in direct response to the challenges experienced at Windsor Pointe site in the City of Carlsbad.

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Newsletter: No More Cheating Workers

News Date
03/30/24
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Your morning coffee. Your afternoon commute. Your annual checkup. They’re all made possible by the work of everyday San Diegans. 

From nurses to teachers to baristas to road repair crews and so much more, workers are the backbone of our community. But when a worker is treated poorly by their employer, it hurts all of us. Think about it like this...

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Rancho Peñasquitos Welcomed Supervisor Lawson-Remer Wednesday for Meet & Greet

News Date
03/23/24
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On Wednesday night, 50 residents from Rancho Peñasquitos welcomed Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer for a Meet & Greet at the Hilltop Recreation Center. Together, they discussed homelessness, open spaces and parks, housing costs, housing insurance, and Community Power.

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Newsletter: Do you know these women?

News Date
03/22/24
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This is the month when we see a lot in our social media feeds about women who have changed the world. But as we celebrate Women’s History Month, what about the women who are making things better in San Diego, right here and right now? 

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Wants County To Stockpile Medication-Based Abortion Treatment

News Date
03/22/24
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Ahead of Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer has authored a policy calling for the County of San Diego to secure its emergency stockpile of medication-base abortion treatments Misoprostol and Mifepristone and support a resolution to continue making medication-based abortion treatment available to San Diegans. The Board of Supervisors will consider the policy during its April 9, 2024 meeting.

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County Leaders Report Progress Fighting Wage Theft

News Date
03/19/24
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Local workers who fall victim to wage theft now have a better chance of getting the pay that is due them.

County and state leaders reported advances on addressing wage theft within the region Tuesday outside the County Administration Center.

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Home Creation ‘Above Average’ As County Works to Reduce Region’s Housing Shortage

News Date
03/13/24
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The County is making progress in addressing the region’s housing shortage and issued permits for more than 1,200 homes last year, according to an update provided to the Board of Supervisors today.

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Lawson-Remer Votes to Create More Homeless Shelter & Safe Parking Sites

News Date
03/13/24
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In yet another action to help people move off the streets, the County Board of Supervisors authorized the creation of new shelter sites that will serve up to 211 people every night. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer joined her colleagues in approving the design, development, and construction of sleeping cabins and a safe parking site for recreational vehicles to serve homeless individuals in unincorporated parts of the region.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer is Fighting to Support Resident Safety & Behavioral Healthcare at Windsor Pointe Property

News Date
03/12/24
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer is actively working with Affirmed Housing, the City of Carlsbad and County of San Diego staff to increase security and ensure the proper level of care is delivered to the 24 chronically homeless, severely mentally ill people who reside in the Carlsbad-approved Windsor Pointe housing development. The Supervisor’s Senior Policy Advisor testified during tonight’s Carlsbad City Council meeting.

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Is San Diego County getting its fair share of Medi-Cal reimbursements?

News Date
03/12/24
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After discussion with medical providers in San Diego County, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer says she is convinced that the region is leaving Medi-Cal reimbursement on the table, and that’s money that could be used to improve the reimbursement rates that fund care for nearly 1 million San Diego County residents.

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Board Approves Lawson-Remer’s Initiative to Expand Access to Healthcare, Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

News Date
03/12/24
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The Board of Supervisors today approved a proposal from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to explore how we can enhance healthcare access and quality for San Diegans while reducing prescription drug costs for Medi-Cal and Medicare recipients. The proposal confronts the critical issue of low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates, which has burdened San Diego County’s healthcare system and made it harder to access quality care.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Calls for Local Action to Expand Access to Quality & Affordable Healthcare, Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

News Date
03/11/24
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In a significant move to make quality healthcare more accessible and affordable for San Diego County residents, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer today announced a new initiative to confront the critical issue of low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates, as well as to reduce prescription drug expenses for San Diegans.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Announces Initiative to Reduce Healthcare Costs

News Date
03/11/24
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San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Monday announced a new initiative intended to make quality healthcare more accessible and affordable for county residents. Her plan is to increase reimbursement rates for Medi-Cal recipients and reduce the cost of prescription drugs for San Diegans.

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Op-Ed: Terra Lawson-Remer: Creating change and delivering results

News Date
03/11/24
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Deliver results to San Diego County’s most pressing problems. Change the county’s culture to serve more people and communities, better.  

Over the last three years as the supervisor representing District 3, those are the things my office has been doing to create a more healthy, sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and liveable San Diego County. We’ve compiled a comprehensive report on our progress.

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Newsletter: Don't Spend it All in One Place

News Date
03/01/24
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This week we pushed the County to move with greater urgency on two major issues that matter to us: making homes more affordable and tackling the mental health and homelessness crises on our streets. I voted on Tuesday to advance the implementation of the California State Senate Bill 43 conservatorship law, build affordable housing, and increase local capacity for behavioral health workers. 

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Supervisors Allocate $35 Million to Help ‘Gravely Disabled’ Under New State Conservatorship Law

News Date
02/27/24
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In a statement, board Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer said her colleagues “made the right decisions today.” “Investing these dollars into the long-term success of SB 43 and the expansion of our behavioral health workforce was the right way to leverage these funds,” she added. “We will now also be able to act with greater urgency to address rising housing costs.”

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

News Date
02/27/24
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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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San Diego County working to boost mental health for probation staff

News Date
02/27/24
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San Diego County is taking action toward improving local public safety services, specifically within the San Diego County Probation Department. In a document submitted by County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, they detailed actions to prioritize the mental health and well-being of probation officers.

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County Seeks to Improve Wellness and Mental Health of Probation Officers

News Date
02/27/24
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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
02/27/24
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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
02/23/24
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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
02/22/24
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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
02/21/24
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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
02/16/24
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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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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Calls for Suspension of County Human Relations Commission and Serious Reforms

News Date
02/15/24
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County of San Diego Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer calls to temporarily cease HRC meetings and activities until the systemic issues that have plagued the volunteer commission since its reinstatement in 2020 are thoroughly addressed. 

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Statement: Human Relations Commission Appointment

News Date
02/07/24
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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
02/07/24
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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
02/07/24
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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
02/07/24
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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
02/06/24
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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
02/06/24
Short Description

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
02/06/24
Short Description

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
02/02/24
Short Description

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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Homeless Service Providers Can Partner With County to Secure Sleeping Cabins for Homeless People

News Date
02/02/24
Short Description

Today, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer welcomed Pallet shelter CEO Amy King to the County Administration Center to display two new shelters: The S2 Sleeper (70 sq ft.) and S2 EnSuite (120 sq ft.). Today’s event was part of an 11-city California roadshow. 

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

News Date
01/25/24
Short Description

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
01/23/24
Short Description

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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Board of Supervisors Pass Resolution Supporting Proposition 1 "Treatment Not Tents"

News Date
01/23/24
Short Description

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer's resolution to Proposition 1 “Treatment not Tents” on the March 2024 ballot. The vote was 3-2 in favor. 

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County Supervisors Support Governor's Right to Safety Amendment

News Date
01/23/24
Short Description

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
01/23/24
Short Description

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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Majority of county supervisors support March ballot measure giving state larger share of mental health funds

News Date
01/23/24
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, among the three who voted to support Prop. 1, said that while the county has spent heavily on local programs to address mental health care, substance abuse and homelessness problems, a broader effort is also needed.

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Lawson-Remer to Urge Supervisors to Back Prop. 1 Overhauling Mental Health System

News Date
01/22/24
Short Description

San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer announced Monday she will bring a resolution to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $6 billion bond measure to modernize the Mental Health Services Act.

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

News Date
01/22/24
Short Description

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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County Will Vote on Resolution Tuesday for Prop 1, "Treatment Not Tents"

News Date
01/22/24
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer on Tuesday is presenting a resolution of support at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for Governor Gavin Newsom’s effort to modernize the Mental Health Services Act.

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Newsletter: Time to grow up

News Date
01/19/24
Short Description

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
01/17/24
Short Description

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
01/10/24
Short Description

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
01/09/24
Short Description

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
01/09/24
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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Supervisors to vote on proposal to fund more shelter beds, behavioral health workers

News Date
01/09/24
Short Description

In the fight against systemic homelessness in San Diego County, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer is trying to rally the Board of Supervisors to make a generational investment to get people off the streets.

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San Diego County Supervisors vote to retain leadership roster

News Date
01/09/24
Short Description

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
01/09/24
Short Description

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
01/09/24
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
01/03/24
Short Description

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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County Under Pressure to Deliver More Behavioral Health Beds

News Date
01/03/24
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer has said she plans to this month formally propose county investments in step-down beds for homeless patients to support SB 43 implementation.

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Behavioral health worker training program among proposals for share of $80 million ‘evergreen’ fund

News Date
01/02/24
Short Description

Another recuperative care center for unhoused residents also being proposed by Supervisor Lawson-Remer

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San Diego County awards $42 million to 9 affordable housing developments

News Date
01/02/24
Short Description

San Diego County has awarded $42 million to nine affordable housing developments intended to provide 872 new homes, it was announced Tuesday.

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

News Date
12/19/23
Short Description

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
12/14/23
Short Description

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
12/14/23
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
12/13/23
Short Description

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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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Tonight Hosts 2nd Annual County of San Diego Menorah Lighting

News Date
12/11/23
Short Description

To celebrate Hanukkah, tonight, Monday, December 11, Supervisor Lawson-Remer will host the 2nd Annual County of San Diego Menorah Lighting beginning at 5 p.m. inside the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the County Administration Center.

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Newsletter: Putting our money where our mouth is

News Date
12/08/23
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
12/07/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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
12/05/23
Short Description

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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Supervisors Reappoint Pioneering S.D. Leader to Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board

News Date
12/05/23
Short Description

The County Board of Supervisors voted today to reappoint MaryAnne Pintar, a pioneering San Diego civic leader, to the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board. Her term will run from December 6, 2023 to June 30, 2025.

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

News Date
12/04/23
Short Description

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
12/01/23
Short Description

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
11/30/23
Short Description

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
11/29/23
Short Description

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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New law allows more involuntary mental health holds. Should San Diego County delay its implementation?

News Date
11/29/23
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer issued a statement late Wednesday afternoon that said she will not vote to delay. Doing so, she said, would amount to slow rolling change that needs to happen now.

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

News Date
11/29/23
Short Description

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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From ‘just a dream’ to DIY restaurateurs: These chefs are feeding San Diegans from home kitchens under a just-expanded program

News Date
11/25/23
Short Description

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted earlier this month to extend the county’s temporary program, which was set to sunset in February, and expanded the earning potential for its participants.

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Newsletter: Thankful to Serve You

News Date
11/24/23
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
11/16/23
Short Description

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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Carlsbad Residents Come Out for Meet & Greet with District 3 Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer

News Date
11/14/23
Short Description

On Monday, 120 City of Carlsbad residents and business owners went to New Village Arts to learn about Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the County of San Diego’s efforts.

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Supervisors Approve 60-Acre Park in Valley Center with Purchase of Butterfield Trails Ranch

News Date
11/08/23
Short Description

“We are listening to residents, and as a result, the county is adding more parkland to our region,” Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer said in a statement.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Board Approve New Park Space in County

News Date
11/08/23
Short Description

Dozens of acres will be set aside as new parkland following a vote by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and San Diego County Board of Supervisors today.

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SD County Board Approves Grants for Firefighting Helicopter, Brush Clearance

News Date
11/08/23
Short Description

“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
11/07/23
Short Description

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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Supporting Local Vets: Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Other Supervisors Advance New County Veterans Center, Program to Keep Together Veterans and Family Members Pursuing Citizenship

News Date
11/07/23
Short Description

Days before Veterans Day, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors took two actions to support San Diego County veterans and their families.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer: ‘We’re Going Lift the Hood on the Homeless System’

News Date
11/07/23
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the County Board of Supervisors took action today to bring more accountability and oversight to the region’s response to the homelessness crisis.

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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
11/07/23
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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Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Board of Supervisors Seek More Aid for Kids Experiencing Poverty, in Foster Care

News Date
11/07/23
Short Description

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors, including Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, cast a critical vote today to ensure funding for children in poverty, as well as to seek additional resources for kids in need of healthcare and other support.

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Supervisors Keep 151 Affordable Homes from Disappearing

News Date
11/07/23
Short Description

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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Supervisor Lawson-Remer wants to Shut Down Fake Pregnancy Centers & Deliver More Abortion Education

News Date
11/06/23
Short Description

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, a lifelong fighter for reproductive rights, has authored a policy that seeks to shut down “fake and fraudulent Crisis Pregnancy Centers'' in San Diego County using litigation.

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County to consider suing crisis pregnancy centers for alleged deceptive practices

News Date
11/06/23
Short Description

County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer is urging her colleagues to get tough with local crisis pregnancy centers, asking them to consider not just a public education program on their practices but also filing a lawsuit

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Newsletter: No Place for Hate Here in San Diego County

News Date
11/03/23
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
11/02/23
Short Description

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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San Diego County to create welcome center for immigrants and refugees, first in North County

News Date
10/24/23
Short Description

The new welcome center approved by supervisors Tuesday will be the county’s first in North County, serving as a hub for services, resources and information for immigrants and refugees.

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

News Date
10/24/23
Short Description

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
10/24/23
Short Description

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
10/24/23
Short Description

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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County Supervisors Take New Actions to Address Influx of Refugees, Support Immigrant Residents

News Date
10/24/23
Short Description

Today the County Board of Supervisors reviewed the progress made by its new Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and voted to advance the region’s second “Welcome Center” for immigrants in North County. 

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

News Date
10/24/23
Short Description

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
10/20/23
Short Description

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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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Holds Town Hall in Carlsbad to Inform Families About Dangers of Fentanyl, Opioids

News Date
10/19/23
Short Description

Wednesday night, Carlsbad residents filed into the Harding Community Center to learn the latest information about the County of San Diego’s efforts to combat the fentanyl crisis, and protect children and families from the opioid epidemic.

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

News Date
10/13/23
Short Description

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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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Celebrates Union Healthcare Workers' Landmark Contract with Kaiser

News Date
10/13/23
Short Description

County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer is reacting to a landmark new contract between Kaiser Healthcare and 85,000 frontline workers, including right here in San Diego and across California, that is expected to be ratified on October 18.

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Newsletter: Paying for the Pain

News Date
10/13/23
Short Description

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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County Supes Update Opioid Settlement Framework; Lawson-Remer to Host Fentanyl Town Hall Oct. 18

News Date
10/10/23
Short Description

Today, the Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and her colleagues on the San Diego Board of Supervisors adjusted the Opioid Settlement Framework it adopted in October of 2022, to redirect $7.5 million towards expanding proven additional prevention and treatment programs. 

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

News Date
10/10/23
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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San Diego's $1.25M plan: One-time average payments of $1,500 to keep 85% from homelessness

News Date
10/09/23
Short Description

A local leader—Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer—nonprofits and others are working on a project called the Homeless Diversion Initiative, which has been successful in the past could keep San Diegans from losing their homes.

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Statement on Continuing Israel Situation

News Date
10/09/23
Short Description

"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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Philanthropy Supports Supervisor Lawson-Remer's Focus on Homelessness Diversion, Provides Funds

News Date
10/09/23
Short Description

Tuesday Supes Vote on $350K for Diversion & $150K for Evaluation, Combined Funds Would Total $1M for Diversion. Regional Task Force on Homelessness Diversion Practice Has Kept Almost 2,000 people from Being Homeless since 2019

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Reacts to Attacks on Israel

News Date
10/07/23
Short Description

"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
10/06/23
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
10/06/23
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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Some just lost a home. Others are about to. Can more aid to both groups slow the homelessness crisis?

News Date
09/30/23
Short Description

San Diego County’s efforts are about to get a boost. The task force has had an annual diversion budget of about $300,000. After a series of meetings overseen by county Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, several groups have together pledged an extra $1.1 million.

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

News Date
09/29/23
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
09/29/23
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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
09/26/23
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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
09/26/23
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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
09/26/23
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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
09/26/23
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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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California sues religious pregnancy clinics over ‘abortion pill reversal’ claims deemed false

News Date
09/21/23
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The lawsuit, filed Thursday, is the latest attempt by state Democratic leaders to rein in faith-based antiabortion clinics that have so far evaded legislative attempts at stricter regulation despite health warnings about the procedure.

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San Diego gets $10 million federal grant to plant trees and reduce extreme heat

News Date
09/20/23
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Officials say a greater urban canopy cools city streets, improves air quality and has links to improved health outcomes

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

News Date
09/17/23
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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
09/15/23
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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
09/14/23
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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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An ‘important step forward’: In a unanimous vote, San Diego County directs more funds toward child care

News Date
09/13/23
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The motion proposed by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chair Nora Vargas will dedicate additional funding to licensing and infrastructure needs for child-care providers, allowing them to serve more children.

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Supervisors Approve Review of Bed Capacity for Mental Health Care

News Date
09/12/23
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The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved an effort to increase the number of beds for Medi-Cal eligible county residents needing mental health treatment.

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

News Date
09/12/23
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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
09/12/23
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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
09/12/23
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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
09/12/23
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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
09/11/23
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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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County Supervisors Lawson-Remer, Vargas Seek to Advance Childcare Blueprint with New Policy

News Date
09/11/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas today previewed a policy they crafted to help advance the recently released County of San Diego Childcare Blueprint. 

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

News Date
09/06/23
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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 joins health care workers at rally in La Mesa for more pay, better staffing

News Date
09/04/23
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Health care should be “about people, not about profits,” San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer told the crowd Monday.

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The $8 million plan to revive a once-popular venue and community center, ‘boarded up for all these years’

News Date
08/31/23
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer and local officials have an $8 million plan to revive Mira Mesa’s once-popular Epicentre, a former concert venue and teen center that has become a rundown eyesore since it was largely abandoned eight years ago.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Supports Senior Shared Housing Program

News Date
08/29/23
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The County of San Diego is again stepping up to help prevent homelessness among seniors aged 55 and older. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer today voted for Supervisor Joel Anderson’s policy  to develop a “senior shared housing program” at the County of San Diego.

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

News Date
08/29/23
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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

News Date
08/29/23
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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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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Thanks Registrar & Poll Workers, Looks Forward to BOS Becoming Progressive Majority Again

News Date
08/29/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today ratified the August 15, 2023 Fourth Supervisorial District Special Primary Election.

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County Receives Second Installment of Public Health Workforce Funding from State

News Date
08/29/23
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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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Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Board of Supervisors Vote for Education Campaign on Human Trafficking

News Date
08/29/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the Board of Supervisors passed a policy to require San Diego County schools to provide a human trafficking awareness and prevention curriculum and implement best practices for reporting it.

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Q&A: San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer on TJ Sewage Crisis

News Date
07/27/23
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Third Supervisorial District representative Lawson-Remer continues work to help fix coastal environmental crisis.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Policy to Streamline Building Permit Process

News Date
07/19/23
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal by Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer that would let developers self-certify projects in open space between existing structures as a way to speed up housing construction.

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San Diego County Supervisors vote to double mental health beds for homeless

News Date
07/18/23
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Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer said the major vote will more help people with severe mental health and addiction conditions get off the streets and connected to services.

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Supervisors Lawson-Remer, Vargas urge federal emergency following July 4 beach closures

News Date
07/06/23
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San Diego County leaders send petitions to President Biden as holiday beach closures take toll on tourism industry, public health

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Opinion: I’m on the Board of Supervisors, and I won’t let the Nathan Fletcher scandal set us back

News Date
04/13/23
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer writes about the County's continued focus on serving our communities and addressing the pressing challenges confronting San Diego.

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County Supervisors to expand ‘Live Well on Wheels’ fleet for homeless outreach

News Date
04/10/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer advances homeless outreach through creative Live Well on Wheels program.

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California does a great job recovering workers’ stolen wages. But few get help

News Date
04/05/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer announces new efforts to help workers recover stolen wages.

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‘It’s in our DNA’: San Diego Community Power commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

News Date
03/25/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer hosts a rally calling for a firm commitment to  100% renewable energy by 2035.

 

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How to keep people from cycling in and out of jail? Make it easier to get services, many say

News Date
03/05/23
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The “Safety Through Services” initiative proposed by Supervisor Terra-Lawson Remer advances a data-driven approach to improving public safety.

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Wage theft in San Diego returns to pre-pandemic levels as officials take aim at offenders

News Date
03/02/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Takes Aim at Wage Theft, Champions Workers Rights.

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California is a haven for reproductive rights, but anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers still thrive

News Date
03/02/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer champions reproductive freedom, condemns misleading tactics by pregnancy crisis centers.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

News Date
03/02/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer champions reproductive freedom, condemns misleading tactics by pregnancy crisis centers.

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County Supervisors Vote to Advance Sustainable Land-Use Policy

News Date
03/01/23
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County Supervisors Vote to Advance Sustainable Land-Use Policy.

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Tijuana sewage hit San Diego beaches at record pace in 2022. What will this summer bring?

News Date
02/25/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Decries Sewage Crisis Poisoning Our Environment.

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San Diego Declares February 17th “Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Day

News Date
02/19/23
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 Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer presents proclamation celebrating Karl Denson’s musical achievement.

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Marine Skimmers Ribbon Cutting at Coronado Cays Yacht Club

News Date
02/19/23
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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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County looks to keep jail population numbers low by exploring alternatives to incarceration

News Date
02/13/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s “Safety Through Services” initiative takes another step forward.

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VOSD Podcast: No Silver Bullets

News Date
02/10/23
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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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San Diego County supervisors advance wage proposal for road project workers

News Date
01/25/23
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Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer champions improved working conditions for traffic control workers.

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Supervisors OK More Help For Youth Moving Leaving Foster Care

News Date
01/25/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer increases funding to support foster youth, prevent homelessness.

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County Supervisors Approve & Help Finance Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit

News Date
01/25/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer champions County’s first Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit.

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Some county workers will receive state bonuses

News Date
01/24/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer applauds brave County workers for protecting the community from COVID-19.

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County to begin tracking homeless population by name

News Date
01/24/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s data-driven homeless plan takes next step.

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Janitors and home care workers rally for better pay, labor protections

News Date
01/24/23
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer stands with working families, demands dignity and respect.

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County says data shows gun policies work

News Date
01/24/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer continues the effort to reduce gun violence, protect our children and community.

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With focus on veterans, children and seniors, Nora Vargas becomes first Latina to lead county supervisors

News Date
01/10/23
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Supervisors Nora Vargas and Terra Lawson-Remer make history, becoming the first Latina Chair and LGBTQI+ Vice Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Elected leaders plan to address many issues impacting Pacific Beach

News Date
01/05/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer outlines her 2023 priorities for Pacific Beach.

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San Diego Foundation Awards $180K in Grants to Connect Youth to Green Economy

News Date
01/01/23
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s proposal to hire young San Diegans for the green jobs of tomorrow takes another step forward.

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County advances plan to build public health lab

News Date
11/02/22
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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
10/30/22
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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
10/26/22
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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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With Support of Supervisor Lawson-Remer, New Recupratice Care Bed for Homeless Open in Escondido

News Date
10/26/22
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After a $ 3 million dollar County investment championed by Supervisor Lawson-Remer, a new 106-bed recuperative center for homeless people recently charged from the hospital opens in Escondido.

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

News Date
10/11/22
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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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10,000 homes, more high-rises, fewer rules: County, city commit to new housing goals at rare joint meeting

News Date
10/03/22
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“The housing challenges we face are bigger than any one jurisdiction can solve alone,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer.

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County Approves Ambitious Guaranteed Income Proposal from Supervisor Lawson-Remer

News Date
10/02/22
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Lawson-Remer says little investment upfront can prevent kids from having to enter foster care, which comes with greater societal costs and greater challenges for the child and parents. 

 

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Citing ‘a crisis with child care,’ officials urge more subsidies, training

News Date
08/24/22
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Congressmember Mike Levin spoke at a roundtable discussion on the high costs and low availability of child care in San Diego County

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County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer calls for ‘united voice’ on coastal issues during appearance in La Jolla

News Date
08/20/22
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At a Town Hall in La Jolla, County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, a graduate of La Jolla High, discussed her priorities for the newly redrawn District 3.

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Champions Guaranteed Income Program for San Diego Families

News Date
08/20/22
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The County Board of Supervisors approved Lawson-Remer’s proposed Guaranteed Income project for the next two years to help hard-working/at-risk San Diego families meet their basic needs.

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San Diego County supervisors OK resolution for federal reproductive health data bill

News Date
08/17/22
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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Supervisor Nora Vargas sponsored a resolution urging the federal government to protect reproductive health data.

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

News Date
08/16/22
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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
08/16/22
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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
07/15/22
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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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28 years, 160 Arrests: What one Man's Record Reveals About San Diego's Broken Justice System

News Date
07/11/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer's data-driven approach to protecting public safety receives praise from advocates and reformers. 

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San Diego County’s emergency declaration targeting fentanyl will save lives

News Date
06/29/22
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San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board Applauds Supervisors Jim Desmond and Terra Lawson-Remer for pushing the issue of rising Fentynal deaths to the forefront.

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Board of Supervisors declares illegal fentanyl a public health emergency

News Date
06/28/22
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County Board Unanimously adopts Supervisor Lawson-Remer's proposal to tackle illicit fentanyl. 

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Supervisor Lawson-Remer Votes to Approve Historic County Budget

News Date
06/28/22
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Vote advances historic investments in mental health, homelessness, and sustainability.

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Local officials gather to support women's reproduction rights

News Date
06/27/22
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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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San Diegans rally, local leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

News Date
06/24/22
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With the early Friday morning announcement of the overturning of Roe v Wade, Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls for an amendment to the California state constitution to protect reproductive rights.

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2 County Supervisors to propose study for ways to sue gun manufacturers

News Date
06/14/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls for the County to hold gun manufacturers accountable.

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Supervisors Approve County Workforce Recruitment Effort for Neurodiverse Community

News Date
06/14/22
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County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves initiative by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to open doors to neurodivergent San Diegans.

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County passes trio of gun control and school safety measures

News Date
06/14/22
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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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$124M in TransNet Funds Help to Boost Wetlands, Add New Bikeways, Walkways, at San Elijo Lagoon

News Date
06/04/22
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Lawson-Remer praises newly opened bridge saying, “This is the infrastructure our region needs — infrastructure that’s convenient and flexible so you can get around whether you decide to bike, drive, or walk.”

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County leaders announce plan to bring affordable housing to San Diego

News Date
06/03/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer discusses initiative to build 10,000 affordable new homes.

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How to Stop an Amazon Warehouse from Taking Over Your Town

News Date
05/31/22
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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
05/31/22
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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
05/24/22
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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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Annual Count of Homeless in San Diego County Finds 10% Increase Over 2 Years

News Date
05/20/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer believes data is critical to ensure the right services reach the right people in San Diego’s unhoused population.

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Elected leaders urged to move forward on long-sought transit connection to San Diego airport

News Date
05/17/22
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As SANDAG discusses expanding transit to San Diego International, Supervisor Lawson-Remer suggests Old Town as a site for transit expansion.

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Detained Immigrants Now Have Free Legal Help in San Diego County

News Date
04/28/22
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San Diego County ushers in first legal aid program of its kind to help detained migrants

News Date
04/28/22
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With the Immigrant Legal Defense program up-and-running, Supervisor Lawson-Remer says this program will help alleviate the backlog of people in detention centers while promoting due process rights.

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The Compass Station now offering homeless services in Pacific Beach

News Date
04/28/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer helps open homeless resource center focused on coastal areas.

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San Diego County launches immigrant legal defense program

News Date
04/28/22
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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 County to seek out federal money for stormwater improvements

News Date
04/27/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer proposes much-needed investments in stormwater infrastructure to protect our beaches, coastlines, and public health.

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San Diego County supervisors to weigh in on statewide abortion amendment

News Date
04/23/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls on State officials to enshrine to right to choose and stand as a beacon of hope for women across the country.

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San Diego County's climate change plan is to be at zero carbon emissions by 2045

News Date
04/18/22
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Lawson-Remer joins CBS 8 to discuss how the County is stepping up to tackle the Climate Crisis  

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

News Date
04/14/22
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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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County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Introduces Herself to ‘New’ Constituents of District 3 in Ocean Beach and Point Loma

News Date
04/08/22
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County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer welcomes Ocean Beach to District 3 as part of the 2021 redistricting.

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County ends vaccination mandate for new hires, testing for existing workers

News Date
04/05/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls out the need to address the childcare crisis created by COVID-19.

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County Rolls Back Red-Tape to Help Struggling San Diegans, Distribute More State and Federal Funding as Lawson-Remer Initiative Gains Approval

News Date
03/15/22
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County Board OKs Plan Spearheaded by Supervisor Lawson-Remer to Remove Barriers to Food and Financial Assistance Services.

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San Diego County to divest of fossil fuel companies

News Date
03/03/22
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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
03/01/22
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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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County launches campaign to promote Mobile Crisis Response Team

News Date
03/01/22
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Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Fletcher tout success of a new County program to help those experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Mobile Crisis Response Teams Successfully Operating Countywide

News Date
02/28/22
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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
02/25/22
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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
02/24/22
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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 Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer says she is ‘excited’ to have Rancho Santa Fe in her District

News Date
02/23/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer welcomes Rancho Santa Fe to District 3 and outlines her priorities for our region. 

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County Moves Toward Regional Decarbonization Plan

News Date
02/19/22
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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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Gov. Newsom Visits San Diego to Highlight New Efforts to Protect Californians from Gun Violence

News Date
02/18/22
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Supervisor Lawson-Remer joined Governor Gavin Newsom to tackle gun violence and ensure California is safer for our children- and all of us.

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Rent Subsidy for Low Income Seniors

News Date
02/07/22
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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
01/26/22
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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
12/08/21
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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
12/07/21
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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
12/07/21
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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
12/06/21
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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
12/01/21
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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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San Diego County Supervisors oppose offshore oil drilling, create women's equity ordinance

News Date
11/16/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Fletcher’s endorsement of an act that will protect Southern California waters.

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Senior care providers race to address caregiver shortage

News Date
11/16/21
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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
11/15/21
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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
10/19/21
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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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County Supervisors OK study to keep some with mental illness, drug problems out of jail

News Date
10/18/21
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The County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s proposed data-driven approach. This proposal will investigate services and programs that could serve as alternatives to jailing.

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

News Date
10/15/21
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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
10/12/21
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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
09/01/21
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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
07/23/21
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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
06/07/21
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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
05/13/21
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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

News Date
05/05/21
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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
05/04/21
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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
05/04/21
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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
05/02/21
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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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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer Proposes Immigrant Legal Defense Program

News Date
04/27/21
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 Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer proposes a program to ensure the right to due process for immigrants in San Diego County by providing legal representation. 

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Supervisors Propose More Sustainable Operations in County Government | Union Tribune

News Date
04/24/21
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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
04/05/21
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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
03/16/21
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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
03/03/21
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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
02/23/21
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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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County OKs $30 Million in Grants for Businesses Under 20 Employees | Times of San Diego

News Date
02/06/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to provide $30 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as soon as federal or state stimulus dollars are available.

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

News Date
01/27/21
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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.