“MABPA is a valuable resource for our community. Its meetings and luncheons spotlight critical challenges facing our region and provide an important venue for community leaders to meet, talk and work together on issues of mutual interest.”
Supervisor Greg Cox
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
- Support for Safety Improvements To The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge September 12, 2017
The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is considered the second-most deadly bridge in the United States in terms of suicide deaths, second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Suicide attempts on the bridge are not the only threat to public safety. The bridge’s 34-inch high barrier railings that allow for unobstructed views while crossing the bridge do not prevent vehicles and debris from plummeting off the side of the bridge. Today’s action would underscore that priority by directing the Chief Administrative Officer to include in the County’s Legislative Program support for State efforts to prevent suicides, as well as support for measures to address issues of speeding, debris, guardrails, and wrong-way accidents on the Coronado Bridge.
Stepping Up For Those With Mental Illness May 2, 2017
On November 15, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to support “Stepping Up,” a national initiative to reduce the number of adults with mental illness in jail. The initiative, which was launched by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundationhas more than 200 government agency participants including the County of San Diego. Today’s recommendation would direct the Chief Administrative Officer to work with the Sheriff and the District Attorney to develop a strategy to address the mental health of sentenced offenders in an alternative custody setting.
- Pursuing State Park Bond Funds to Create Recreational Opporutnities in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park April 25, 2017
This request is to pursue a legislative amendment to designate the remaining $2.1 million 1988 Bond Act funds to be used for development of future recreational facilities in the TRVRP.
- Soliciting Volunteers for the Annual Point-in-Time Count November 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered or unsheltered on a single night in January each year. In San Diego, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) leads a collaboration of community partners and volunteers in conducting this point-in-time count, better known as WeALLCount. Communities across the country will be conducting similar events during the last 10 days of January.
- Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative and Nutrition Standards June 21, 2016The food system plays a critical role in creating healthy, accessible and affordable choices. Our regional food system involves many sectors with each influencing the cost, availability and quality of the product before it arrives on our plates. In alignment with the County’s Live Well San Diego vision of a region that is building better health, living safely and thriving, today’s item builds on the initial work established by the Working Group and directs the Chief Administrative Officer to develop a Food System Initiative that addresses inequities, barriers and waste in the food system while working to increase agricultural sustainability and access to healthy foods.
- Support for SB 1212: 2-1-1 Information and Referral Network April 26, 2016
California Senate Bill 1212 (SB 1212), sponsored by State Senator Ben Hueso, would allow current 2-1-1 dialing networks to expand their service range and interconnectivity to help close telephone service gaps in counties lacking access to disaster preparedness, response, recovery information, and referral services through a universally available service. SB 1212 would also authorize the California Public Utilities Commission to use its appropriated funding to improve database coordination and service quality for the entire state. Given our success with 2-1-1 here in San Diego County, the effort in the legislature to expand this much needed service statewide deserves our support.
- Project One for All February 2, 2016
Homeless individuals with severe mental illness are the least likely among us to be able to secure and maintain housing without intensive assistance. This same susceptible population has also become the most expensive in regards to medical emergency and law enforcement resources in our community. Project One for All will establish partnerships with cities, organizations, agencies, landlords, and housing officials to provide intensive wrap-around services and assistance to this vulnerable population.
For information about the Office of Supervisor Greg Cox, please visit www.gregcox.com.