Supervisor Jacob Weighs In On San Diego County Priorities, Challenges
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Aired 2/12/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Dianne Jacob, Chairwoman of the San Diego Board of Supervisors
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors controls a $5 billion budget and makes decisions affecting your health and safety. They oversee services that range from prosecuting criminals to feeding the poor. Learn about your supervisor’s priorities and how the group spends your money.
While many in San Diego have been focused on the city's mayoral race, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob's "State of the County" address recently outlined plans and priorities for our whole region.
Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Jacob delivered the address, which ranged from a call for a state law against gang pimping to a pledge for better oversight of the county's assisted living facilities.
The county continues to earn triple-A credit ratings for its financial management of a nearly $5 billion budget, but questions remain as to whether enough of that budget is going toward essential services for San Diegans.