Supervisor Joel Anderson

Second District

Supervisor Joel Anderson believes our children and grandchildren deserve the same benefits we enjoyed growing up in San Diego County. That's why he is working hard to improve our roads, support attainable housing, and promote career opportunities in East County.



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"Not only do I represent your concerns at the Supervisors’ board meetings, but my job and priority is to serve as a resource to you. If you have any County issues with which you need assistance, please contact my office, as we are here to help. I want to make County government work for you!" 
— Supervisor Anderson

Recent News

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Supervisor Joel Anderson reacts to SVP not being placed at Mt. Helix home

News Date
05/20/21
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A judge has ruled that a 78-year-old second sexually violent predator recommended for supervised release at a residence in the Mount Helix neighborhood will not be placed at the home.

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Anderson addresses support for his communities who are living at poverty level

News Date
05/19/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a transfer of nearly $16.7 million in funding for numerous infrastructure projects, including a bridge in Del Mar and youth center in the Mira Mesa neighborhood.

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Supervisors To Debate Fees For Development In Car-Centric Areas

News Date
05/17/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is set this week to discuss a proposal that would slap new fees on development in car-centric communities, with the goal of incentivizing growth in more urban neighborhoods.

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Press conference held at rejected placement site for sexually violent predator

News Date
05/11/21
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Mount Helix residents are celebrating the first victory in the legal battle to fight the placement of sexually violent predators in their neighborhood.

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SVP placement irks Anderson

News Date
05/07/21
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District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson held a press conference on April 18, condemning the “dumping” of sexually violent predators in East County.

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Supervisors approve better public notification on sex offenders

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05/05/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved methods intended to increase public notification about registered sex offenders and placement of sexually violent predators.

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Supervisor Joel Anderson: Too Many Sex Offenders Are Being Placed In East County Homes

News Date
04/28/21
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On a sunny spring day in El Cajon’s Wells Park, a call for equity from Supervisor Joel Anderson; equity when it comes to the placement of sexually violent predators who’ve done their time, and now must be released.

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County OKs Dept. of Homeless Solutions

News Date
04/23/21
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The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on April 6 to create a centralized Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities that would fall under the larger county department of Health and Human Services.

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Judge to decide if predator will live in East County neighborhood

News Date
04/20/21
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Elected officials and residents weighed in Tuesday on the proposed placement of a convicted sex offender in a supervised home in the Mount Helix neighborhood.

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Guest column: Protecting our region from wildfires

News Date
04/16/21
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Those of us who live in San Diego County know that the best way to protect our homes and property from wildfires is by doing whatever can be done, not during or after a crisis, but before an event occurs.

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San Diego County will update the housing element in its general plan

News Date
04/12/21
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San Diego County is considering adding an environmental justice element to its general plan, updating its safety plans, and adjusting its housing plans to discourage residential development in sites with very high natural hazards.

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County creates homeless department, launches North County outreach

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04/07/21
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The county’s efforts to help homeless people will expand beyond the unincorporated area and into cities as part of a new department created by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 6.

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San Diego County moves to join a community choice energy program

News Date
04/07/21
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The· San Diego County Supervisory Board Late Tuesday night, the county’s unincorporated region takes a step towards joining one of two community selective aggregation programs in the region that act as an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric for energy contract purchases.

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Supervisors OK COVID-related grants, discuss future ARPA funding

News Date
04/06/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to accept nearly $124 million in state funding for with contact tracing, mitigation and other strategies in combating further spread of the coronavirus.

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County Supervisors Back House Bill to Bolster Firearms Background Checks

News Date
04/06/21
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The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted 3-2 to support state and federal legislation that furthers gun safety reforms, including stronger background checks for firearm purchases.

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Anderson’s Corner: The supervisor’s first monthly column

News Date
03/31/21
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Hello friends. As you may know, I was sworn in on Jan. 4 to represent you on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors after the retirement of former Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who served our community well. I wanted to take a moment and let you know of the ways that my office can be of assistance to you.

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County Supervisors OK Lease For Future Warehouse In El Cajon

News Date
03/17/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a 50-year ground lease for a property near Gillespie Field on Wednesday where a 141,360-square-foot distribution center is planned.

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Supervisor Anderson plays key role in allowing craft breweries to resume normal operations

News Date
03/16/21
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Thanks to work done by San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson, San Diego craft breweries will now be allowed to operate and serve alcohol on their premises without having to serve food; which was a requirement put in place by Gov. Newsom . . .

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Supervisor Joel Anderson reacts as State eases restrictions on breweries, wineries;

News Date
03/12/21
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The California Department of Public Health updated reopening guidance on Thursday to allow for outdoor breweries, wineries and distilleries to operate without having to serve food.

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San Diego County extends timeline for introducing new cannabis permits

News Date
03/05/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors had planned to roll out a new permitting process for cannabis businesses in six months, but they decided Wednesday to push that back.

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SD County Supervisors OK $6.4M To Clean Up El Monte Preserve

News Date
03/03/21
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of spending $6.4 million to preserve open space, protect habitat and ensure proper cleanup of the El Monte River Valley property it purchased from the Helix Water District last month.

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County Supervisors Want More Input Before Cannabis Ordinance Vote

News Date
03/03/21
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County supervisors Wednesday voted 4-1 to seek more public feedback before approving any policies that would promote economic access and social equity in the cannabis industry in unincorporated communities.

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San Diego County Supervisors vote to end charging jail inmates for phone calls

News Date
03/02/21
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County supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to end the practice of charging jail inmates for phone calls and video visits. During its virtual meeting, the board also directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen-Robbins Meyer to restructure or terminate the existing contract with Securus Technologies.



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