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Dianne’s Corner: News and notes from your County Supervisor – Feb. 19, 2016

Posted: February 19th, 2016 | Columns, Dianne's Corner, Featured | No Comments

By Dianne Jacob

Honoring our veterans: The Alpine Wall of Honor — one of the most special places in East County — is about to become even more special. At my recommendation, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently voted to contribute funds to assist with the extension of the wall.

Dianne Jacob

Dianne Jacob

Thank you to the Alpine Kiwanis and Dan Foster for their outstanding leadership on a project that celebrates our men and women in uniform.

Public safety: My fellow supervisors recently joined me in stepping the fight on two critical public-safety issues.

The board backed recommendations aimed at enlisting motel and hotel operators, more school districts and others in our battle against human trafficking across the county. This is a tough issue to talk about, but we MUST face it head on.

The board also agreed to ramp up efforts to address homelessness, emergency psychiatric outreach and other mental health-related issues. In recent months, the Sheriff’s Department, El Cajon police and others have accelerated their efforts to tackle homelessness and improve neighborhood safety in East County.

Working with the community: Thank you to all the seniors and caregivers who joined me at my recent stop scams event in the College Area.

These “Don’t Get Hooked” forums are designed to educate older residents on ways to avoid financial abuse. Scammers see seniors as easy prey and often approach them over the phone or online.

These free events include top enforcement experts and scam victims. The next one will be held in Poway in May. Details to come.

For more District 2 news, go to diannejacob.com or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. If I can assist with a county issue, please call my office at 619-531-5522 or email dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov

Have a great East County day!

––Dianne Jacob is County Supervisor for District 2. Reach her at dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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