By Dianne Jacob | Dianne’s Corner
Are you ready?: The terrible loss of homes and other property during a recent wildfire in Alpine is the latest reminder of the importance of being prepared in case of disaster.
Be sure to do all you can to safeguard your family and property. This is especially important now, as the hottest, driest part of the year bears down on our region.
Go to readysandiego.org, a hub of must-have information. Clear brush and debris around your home. Sign up for the AlertSanDiego notification system. Download the SD Emergency app on your smartphone. Prepare a family disaster plan.
These steps and others could be real lifesavers.
Books and buildings: Lakeside recently took a huge step towards its dream of a bigger, better library.
The Board of Supervisors approved a design-build process for the 17,000-square-foot facility planned for Woodside Avenue, in the heart of town. Groundbreaking could be as soon as March.
The project comes as the county continues to pursue improvements at other branches and plans for the construction of a new library in Casa de Oro.
Protecting taxpayers: My colleagues on the Board of Supervisors recently endorsed my proposal for a November ballot measure related to county finances.
If the measure is cleared for the ballot, voters will be asked to amend the county charter to help keep pension funds stabilized and limit the use of long-term debt proceeds.
We have managed over the years to improve public services while also working hard to safeguard taxpayer dollars — a feat that has gained us national recognition and triple AAA credit ratings.
Prudent fiscal practices are part of the county’s DNA — and we want to keep it that way!
—Dianne Jacob is San Diego County Supervisor for District 2. For more District 2 news, visit diannejacob.com or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. For assistance with a county issue, call 619-531-5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.