Update from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer

Amanda Berry, advisor for Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, provide an important update about what is important in San Diego County.  Here is her report.

Small Business Grants 

Back in February, Supervisor Lawson-Remer co-authored a bipartisan proposal with Supervisor Anderson to ensure $30 million in federal relief dollars would be dedicated to supporting our small business community who has been impacted by COVID. It passed unanimously, and the application portal is open!  

We need the community’s help spreading the word about these resources! Many business owners in our district are completely unaware that this funding is available, so please tell your local barista or hairdresser to apply today! Apply for small business grants here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/stimulusgrant.html. If you or anyone you know needs help with the application, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.  

Fire Safety Resources

Supervisor Lawson-Remer knows that the government’s primary responsibility is to provide the critical services that will simply not be met by private industry. First and foremost among these duties are public safety services.  

Part of this responsibility is ensuring the proper staffing and investment in our Fire Response. That is why Supervisor Lawson-Remer was proud to pass an historic budget that increases staffing at several remote fire stations to advance fire response efforts.

The simple fact is however, that climate change has made every season, fire season in California, and we each must do our part to prepare for an emergency. 

There are a few County resources I would encourage you to take advantage of and tell your neighbors about

  • Register for Alert San Diego to receive telephone updates. 

  • Consider downloading the SD Emergency App for emergency updates, interactive maps & checklists  

County Independent Redistricting Commission

Supervisor Lawson-Remer is encouraging all her constituents to make their voices heard to the new, independent redistricting commission. 

Redistricting happens every 10 years, and it has a huge impact on our everyday lives — everything from your child’s school to how much money your neighborhood will receive for road repair.

This is the first time that San Diego County Supervisorial boundaries will be drawn by an independent redistricting commission – not politicians looking to gerrymander the lines for their partisan gain 

The Independent Redistricting Commission is seeking public input — but without your participation the new maps may not reflect what’s important to you and your community and the distinct communities of interest that we are each a part of. 

Public participation is so critical to ensuring that the Redistricting Commissioners understand your community and draw the lines in a way that does not divide or dilute your collective voice

Read about participating in Redistricting at this link: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/redistricting/