Ensure every resident has the opportunity to make positive healthy choices, that San Diego County has fully optimized its health and social service delivery system and makes health, safety and thriving a focus of all policies and programs.
Make San Diego the safest and most resilient community in the nation, where youth are protected and the criminal justice system is balanced between accountability and rehabilitation.
Strengthen the local economy through planning, development and infrastructure, protect San Diego’s natural and agricultural resources and promote opportunities for residents to engage in community life and civic activities.
Promote continuous improvement in the organization through problem-solving, teamwork and leadership with a focus on customers’ needs and keeping employees positive and empowered.
San Diego County Taxpayers Association
The County of San Diego, City of San Diego, San Diego Housing Commission, Regional Task Force on the Homeless and San Diego Convention Center won the Grand Golden Watchdog Award from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association for Operation Shelter to Home. The San Diego County Taxpayers Association, which is not affiliated with County of San Diego government, recognizes the best in local public policy and programs. Operation Shelter to Home converted the convention center into a temporary homeless shelter in the wake of COVID-19. The program offered supportive services and testing, and helped find permanent or long-term housing for hundreds of occupants.
The Taxpayers Association also honored the County of San Diego with the Regional Golden Watchdog Award for its Affordable Housing Program. The County is using state and federal funds in combination with its own Innovative Housing Trust Fund and excess properties to double the number of affordable housing units over five years.
National Association of Counties (NACo)
The County of San Diego garnered 54 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), which highlights innovative county government programs. The County won 10 more NACo awards than the year before. Among the awards were two Best in Category recognitions for the Fresh Start program and the Medical Examiner’s Open Data Portal.
The Department of General Services won the National Merit Award in the Federal/State/County/Municipal category from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for the Pine Valley Fire Station. The project has obtained LEED silver status. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was created by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The North Coastal Live Well Health Center project also received a DBIA National Merit Award in the Civic/Assembly category, one of three in the country. The project has received regional awards from both the DBIA and Construction Management Association.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging recognized Aging & Independence Services (AIS) with an Aging Achievement Award for Gramping: The Camping Event. AIS works with the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation and other Health and Human Services Agency departments, such as Child Welfare Services, to support kinship families. The grandparent camping event allows kinship families to strengthen family bonds during a free, overnight camping trip to a County park.
Ballots Cast in March Presidential Primary Election
(Data as of 9/30/20)
Gas Pump, Taxi Meter, Water Dispenser, Scanner and Counter Scale Inspections
Restaurant, Public Pool, Public Housing, Body Art and Massage Facility Inspections
Purchasing and Contracting Portfolio
County Job Applications
Employee Participants at
Diversity and Inclusion Trainings
Love Your Heart Blood Pressure Screenings
Marriage Licenses Issued