Chief Administrative Officer
We all want to connect. To family, to friends, to our communities, to purpose.
We, as a County, also want to connect. To you, the people we serve. Because a government by the people works best with the people’s input. This year we’ll ramp up community engagement more than ever — from adding a Community Engagement Manager and Community Engagement Web hub, to expanding our translation services to eight languages.
To help you connect with us so we can all create the best San Diego County we can.
We will continue to help build a future that is just, sustainable and resilient. One committed to equity for all. One strong enough to withstand adversity and bounce back. And one farsighted enough to promote progress and still preserve our environment and natural resources for future generations.
As always, we will continue to deliver the County’s essential services, using funds responsibly for health and social services, public safety and land use.
But we will also continue to branch out in new and current, important directions.
"...This year we’ll ramp up community engagement more than ever — from adding a Community Engagement Manager and Community Engagement Web hub, to expanding our translation services to eight languages."
For example, we will continue to transform our behavioral health system and treat substance use. We will create places to stay for people experiencing homelessness and support families at home and on the job. We have added new offices and taken actions to provide racial justice and equity throughout our services. We will continue to invest in our communities, from new building facilities to creating community gardens. We will help immigrants get established in their new homes; address climate change and environmental justice; and use data to drive decisions and measure results.
This year we will add more than 1,000 new County workers to increase and expand services. We are adding 100 new positions to help get food, health care and other essential services like Medi-Cal and CalFresh to those in need. An additional 100 positions will be added to Child Welfare Services and 40 for Child Support Services to help children and families. One hundred and fifteen workers will be added to continue changing our behavioral health system from one of crisis response to continuous care. We will add 90 positions for the Public Defender to provide legal defense and improve transitions back to our communities. And we will add 71 new public health positions to heighten our public health capacity, and to withstand pandemics like COVID-19 and threatening illnesses like Monkeypox.
Join us and help build a future we can all be proud of.
Connect — with us.