Supervisor Gaspar will propose a package of benefits to help support working families which will come before the Board of Supervisors on January 28. If approved, the plan would implement eight weeks of paid parental leave for County employees, explore options for on-site childcare at county facilities and introduce a lactation policy to support nursing mothers.
Supervisor Jim Desmond and Supervisor Gaspar requested that our Chief Administrative Officer address the gaps discovered in the Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) program that was designed to support these men as they transition out of jail, back into society.
At today’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Supervisor Gaspar requested County staff and health experts develop a countywide lactation policy for employees and nursing mothers who do business at the County Administration Center.
A North County coalition held a press conference Wednesday to explain how SANDAG’s proposed new pricing scheme called “congestion pricing” would track when and where San Diegans drive and then charge a fee for driving on highways and arterial lanes during peak hours.
Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, along with several elected officials in San Diego County, held a press conference Wednesday about the controversial proposed siphoning of the TransNet tax for a mass transit system that San Diegans did not vote for.
“San Diegans” have lost faith in SANDAG,” Supervisor Gaspar said. “They can’t be trusted to follow through with their promises to voters.” In 2004, SANDAG persuaded voters to approve a half cent sales tax in exchange for critical highway improvement and expansion projects, including the 67.
"In an unprecedented maneuver today, my colleagues voted to hastily sue the federal government. This was done without any input from County staff, who was not given the direction or time to do any meaningful research or outreach to the agencies involved..."
The impending closure of mental health units around San Diego County is a devastating loss to our region at a time when the need for emergency and inpatient psychiatric care throughout San Diego County and the state has never been greater.