Change is upon us, new county budget helps prepare
Supervisor Lawson-Remer details how the County's new budget advances key investments in mental health, homelessness, sustainability.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer details how the County's new budget advances key investments in mental health, homelessness, sustainability.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer's data-driven approach to protecting public safety receives praise from advocates and reformers.
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.
County Board Unanimously adopts Supervisor Lawson-Remer's proposal to tackle illicit fentanyl.
Vote advances historic investments in mental health, homelessness, and sustainability.
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.
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.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls for the County to hold gun manufacturers accountable.
County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves initiative by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to open doors to neurodivergent San Diegans.
Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer pushes for litigation to hold the multi-billion-dollar gun industry accountable to keep San Diego families safe.
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.”
Supervisor Lawson-Remer discusses initiative to build 10,000 affordable new homes.
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.
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”
Supervisor Lawson-Remer believes data is critical to ensure the right services reach the right people in San Diego’s unhoused population.
As SANDAG discusses expanding transit to San Diego International, Supervisor Lawson-Remer suggests Old Town as a site for transit expansion.
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.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer helps open homeless resource center focused on coastal areas.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer announces the launch of a landmark Immigrant Legal Defense Program to uphold constitutional values and promote fairness in the justice system.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer proposes much-needed investments in stormwater infrastructure to protect our beaches, coastlines, and public health.
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.
Lawson-Remer joins CBS 8 to discuss how the County is stepping up to tackle the Climate Crisis
The San Diego Foundation Thursday announced that seven local nonprofits will receive $180,000 in grants to develop programs to draw young people to careers in green industries.
The funds are directed toward youths aged 16-24 who are neither in school nor working – a segment dubbed “opportunity youth” by officials.
“Thanks to our local nonprofit partners, this program will help opportunity youth develop personally and professionally, while growing the resilience of our local green economy,” said Christiana DeBenedict, director of environment initiatives for the foundation.
According to a report published by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, there are an estimated 417,000 people in the San Diego region between 16 and 24 years of age. Of that group, 31,000 do not attend classes or hold jobs.
“These grants are the next step in our new countywide initiative to help young people secure the green careers that will define not only their future but the future of our entire region,” county Supervisor Terra Lawson- Remer said in a statement. “These investments in a youth green jobs program are an acknowledgment that our economy can’t fully recover until young people recover – and have equitable access to the green economy of tomorrow.”
Grant funding was provided by the county as part of the Youth Environmental/Recreation Corp. started last year following a proposal from Lawson-Remer and fellow Supervisor Nora Vargas.
Seven local nonprofits each received grants of $20,000 or $30,000: Urban Corps of San Diego County, Environmental Health Coalition of San Diego, Ocean Discovery Institute, Indigenous Regeneration, Project New Village, Casa Familiar and Tree San Diego.
Some of the efforts funded by the grants include farm apprenticeships for Native youth interested in sustainable farming, recruitment for a work-learning program and training for careers in urban forestry.
The county’s program also includes a collaboration with the Workforce Partnership to place eligible youth in paid positions at county departments.
– City News Service
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.
County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer welcomes Ocean Beach to District 3 as part of the 2021 redistricting.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer calls out the need to address the childcare crisis created by COVID-19.
County Board OKs Plan Spearheaded by Supervisor Lawson-Remer to Remove Barriers to Food and Financial Assistance Services.
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”.
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.
Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Fletcher tout success of a new County program to help those experiencing a mental health crisis.
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
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.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer champions the grand opening of carpool lanes on Interstate 5. Supports vital infrastructural investments to reduce pollution and improve lives.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer welcomes Rancho Santa Fe to District 3 and outlines her priorities for our region.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer sets County on the path to decarbonization with a focus on growing the green economy and protecting working families.
Supervisor Lawson-Remer joined Governor Gavin Newsom to tackle gun violence and ensure California is safer for our children- and all of us.
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.
Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer sat down to discuss a new proposal that will provide sustainable food while supporting our local agriculture industry.
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”
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer shares her plans for increasing care economy in San Diego County amidst a caregiver shortage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer proposes a program to ensure the right to due process for immigrants in San Diego County by providing legal representation.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.