Dear Friend:

Today marks my 100th day in office - 100 days of proudly serving the residents of District 1. At the beginning of my term, I promised to hit the ground running to turn our vision for a more equitable County into action, and that is exactly what my team and I have done. 

Since taking office in January, I have worked to ensure that the County is responsive to the needs of our communities. As Co-Chair of the COVID-19 subcommittee, I have made health equity a priority to ensure or most impacted are not left behind. 

In my commitment to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and thriving San Diego County, I’ve brought forth policies with equity, economic recovery, environmental justice and racial justice in mind - from declaring racism a public health crisis to adopting an initiative that uplifts boys and men of color; from launching a literacy campaign to increase access to books to declaring the decades-old pollution of the Tijuana River Valley a public health crisis; from denouncing xenophobia to proposing the creation of a budget equity tool to ensure transparency and equitable investments in historically marginalized communities.

This has always been about the people of District 1 and delivering real results to our communities. You have my commitment that my team and I will continue to propose transformational policies to help create a more equitable and just County.

Thank you again for the honor to serve you and I look forward to the next 100 days. 

A heartfelt thank you,

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11 Press Conferences

16 COVID-19 Pressers

12 Board Letters

63 Community Outreach Events

6 Community Town Halls

1 District Recognition Event

8 COVID-19 Vaccination POD Openings

6 Vaccination Pop-up Events

2165 Appointments Scheduled - Project Save


January 12

Declared racism as a public health crisis and requested changes to be made in our institutional systems within the County of San Diego. This initiative served to acknowledge that racism underpins health inequities throughout the region and has a correlation to poor outcomes in multi-facets of life. Co-docketed with Chair Nathan Fletcher.

January 12

Introduced a collaborative, data-driven, and equitable response to COVID-19 in San Diego County. The purpose of this initiative was to adopt a resolution to emphasize a more equitable response to the pandemic by prioritizing future funding using a health equity lens. Co-docketed with Chair Nathan Fletcher.

January 27

Presented a framework for our future to develop a regional sustainability plan to guide San Diego County toward a zero carbon future. Co-docketed with Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.

January 27

Introduced a framework for our future to create a comprehensive cannabis program to provide economic access and equity win the cannabis industry. Co-docketed with Chair Nathan Fletcher.

January 27

Established a climate advisory committee to coordinate and strengthen the county climate action. Co-docketed with Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.

February 9

Declared pollution at the Tijuana River Valley a public health crisis. This declaration acknowledged that the diverse sources of contamination have a direct correlation to health outcomes in our South County and coastal communities.

March 3

Introduced a sustainable initiative to uplift boys and men of color. This Board letter redressed the harms endured by the most vulnerable in our society, young boys of color. It is intended to target our "at-risk" youth, incarcerated youth, and young men. This initiative will help provide tools for them to be successful by creating a program that has components addressing education, employment, and housing. Co-docketed with Chair Nathan Fletcher.

March 16

Launched a Literacy Campaign to increase access to books in low-income communities and communities of color to boost childhood reading and comprehension. This campaign will provide culturally appropriate library material and support services.

April 6

Introduced the termination of early fraud prevention/detection otherwise known as P100. The purpose of this termination is to prevent families who request aid through the P100 from being criminalized or and/or having their privacy invaded. Co-docketed with Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.

April 6

Presented a framework to establish budget equity principles to guide the development of the County's annual budget.

April 6

Introduced a resolution denouncing xenophobia and anti-asian racism affirming San Diego County's commitment to the well-being and safety of Asian Pacific Islander communities. Co-docketed with Chair Nathan Fletcher.

April 6

Presented an urgency ordinance exercising the county's police power to prohibit residential evictions without just cause and to enact a moratorium on certain residential rent increases.

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