News Release

SUPERVISOR DIANNE JACOB

DATE: January 4, 2000

CONTACT STEVE SCHMIDT AT 619-531-4766 or 619-206-9108

 

JACOB TAKES OVER AS CHAIR OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

SAN DIEGO -- By a unanimous vote, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob today took over the reigns of the Board of Supervisors.

"As we begin the year 2000, we find the economy strong, unemployment down, our air cleaner and County government reflecting the phenomenal changes that have occurred over the last few years," said Jacob. "I look forward to continuing the fight for change to make San Diego County a national model of accountable local government operating better, faster and cheaper," she added.

As Chair, Jacob will facilitate all Board of Supervisors' meetings, be a spokesperson for the entire Board when necessary and bring to the limelight numerous proposals that will benefit the communities of District Two, as well as the entire County.

"County government has gone from the brink of bankruptcy to fiscal solvency, and we're not done yet!" said Jacob while outlining her goals for the upcoming year.

Among some of her goals: Jacob will continue the fight against crime and drugs; expand the drug courts; work on improving the healthcare safety net for the County's uninsured; work with businesses to provide incentives for employers who allow their employees to work at home and avoid congested roadways; continue open space acquisitions, building riding and hiking trails on public lands; increase park development efforts; fight against elder abuse, child abuse and domestic violence; and continue revitalization efforts in our communities.

More initiatives will be outlined at the State of the County address, given by Jacob, on January 25 at 6 p.m. at West Hills High School in Santee.