Affordability, Public Safety and Homelessness Among Priorities for Elected Leaders in 2024, Part 2

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Exerpt from Pomerado News

“Looking ahead to 2024, I remain laser-focused on improving the quality of life for my constituents — including those in Poway, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch,” said District 2 County Supervisor Joel Anderson. “I’m proud to share we’ve made significant strides ... (in) addressing homelessness, building safer communities and making county government work.”

Anderson said homelessness is one of his top priorities.

“There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer to solving the homelessness crisis,” Anderson said. “That’s why we must continue approaching this issue from multiple angles. Just a few of our recent initiatives include opening an overnight Safe Parking Lot in East County, creating partnerships where churches and other community organizations can host temporary emergency sleeping cabins on their property, and launching a Shallow Rent Subsidy Program to keep seniors at risk of homelessness in their homes.”

Public safety is another of Anderson’s stated priorities.

“I remain dedicated to finding new ways to ensure our communities are prepared for the worst,” he said.

“This past year, we unveiled two new helicopters for our Sheriff’s Department, one which can help locate suspects and missing people and one with the game-changing ability to fight fires at night — greatly enhancing our region’s preparedness against wildfires. We also added two new ambulances to the county’s fleet serving unincorporated communities, like 4S Ranch.”

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