Looking Ahead: San Diego County’s Second District Supervisor to Address Homelessness, Other Issues in 2024

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Excerpt from Ramona Sentinel

San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson said that looking ahead to 2024, he plans to continue to keep addressing homelessness a top priority.

“I’m proud to share we’ve made significant strides since I was elected as your county supervisor, particularly when it comes to addressing homelessness, building safer communities, and making County government work for my constituents,” said Anderson, who represents the Second District.

Recently, an overnight Safe Parking Lot in East County has been established as well as partnerships where churches and other community organizations can host temporary emergency sleeping cabins on their property. A Shallow Rent Subsidy Program has also been created to keep seniors at risk of homelessness in their homes, Anderson said.

“I am looking forward to expanding our efforts, and possibly considering new innovative solutions, to get people off the streets and back on their feet,” he said.

Going in to the new year, Anderson said he’s anticipating seeing public safety tools in action while finding new ways to build a safer community.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department unveiled two new helicopters this year, Anderson said, one to help locate suspects and missing people and the other geared up to fight fires at night. Two new ambulances have been added to the County’s fleet, serving unincorporated communities, like Ramona, he said.

Anderson said he would continue his commitment to help members of the community navigate county government and advocate for them at the local, state and federal levels. In 2023, Anderson said his office successfully resolved more than 930 cases presented to them and will continue to work on cases like these going into 2024.

“We’ve made great progress these past few years, but I am not one to rest on my laurels,” Anderson said. “If you have any ideas on how we can improve County government or need help navigating a County issue, I encourage you to contact my office. It’s an honor to serve you.”

Anderson’s office can be contacted at supervisorjoelanderson.com/contact or 619-219-2470.

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