Newsletter: Your Budget is Here

News Date

I want to hear from you about our County’s new spending plan for the next fiscal year. It just came out yesterday, so let’s take a quick look. 

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.

The budget includes important investments in District 3 communities and regional programs that benefit all of us. It includes:

  • Increased funds to improve and maintain our roads, operate our parks and libraries, and improve community facilities
  • Additional and ongoing investments to help those experiencing homelessness and behavioral health and substance use disorders
  • More resources to increase affordable housing opportunities
  • Increased funding to promote environmental sustainability, protect our watersheds, and reduce carbon emissions
  • Additional investments in public safetygun violence prevention, and justice reform  

To review the recommended benefits residents of District 3, from Carlsbad to Coronado, will see from this budget, click here

In the weeks ahead, I will be giving the budget a closer look, talking with the community, and assessing what changes it might require. I encourage you to get involved and I look forward to hearing your comments!

Enjoy National Bike Month! 

Join me by pedaling through our scenic San Diego County. It’s the perfect way to connect with your neighborhood, discover new communities, and shrink your carbon footprint!

Public Lands for Public Good: Affordable Housing Progress

Yesterday, my colleagues and I voted to move forward five affordable housing projects on County-owned property. This is another step forward in our efforts to leverage County resources to speed up the production of affordable housing, keep renters in their homes, and make the dream of homeownership more accessible. 

The residential developments we voted on yesterday will be located on County-owned land located in Ramona, as well as the Chollas View, Downtown, Grantville, and Talmadge communities in the City of San Diego.

The Board also signed off on establishing a temporary Safe Parking program at the Grantville site for people experiencing homelessness, which would operate while that housing project is being simultaneously developed. 

Over the last few years, we’ve made significant progress in our efforts to develop affordable housing on County-owned excess property. There are currently eleven properties in various stages of development on County land that will produce over 2,100 affordable homes for low-income families and older adults. The vote today supported some of the necessary steps that are required for development of five of those eleven sites. 

Click here for more details about the five projects moving forward. 

Hello Carlsbad!

Join me at a Meet & Greet in Carlsbad on May 8! I look forward to seeing you there.

To RSVP for the Meet & Greet, click here.

In service,