San Diego County to Create Environmental Justice Working Group

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved the creation of an environmental justice working group aimed at creating healthier and more sustainable communities, particularly for marginalized people.

Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Nora Vargas introduced the proposal, which passed with unanimous support. 

The new Regional Social Equity Working Group will draw from the expertise of native American tribal leaders and community/tribal academics and researchers. They will work closely with the county Office of Sustainability and Environmental Justice, labor unions, non-profits, universities, and environmental organizations. 

A workshop will allow the group to create strategies for green job growth and workforce development as well as decarbonization. The results of the workshop will be reported back to supervisors.

Read more here.


Top Stories


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 11:59

Beginning this spring, San Francisco will join more conservative counties like Placer and Riverside in pursuing murder charges against fentanyl dealers whose products prove fatal.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 10:22

The California Department of Public Health recorded 9,280 new cases of Coccidioidomycosis or “Valley Fever” last month, marking the highest number of cases ever documented by CDPH.


Monday, January 29, 2024 - 11:03

A state appeals court has upheld a decision by the Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA) prohibiting leave cashouts that “straddle” calendar years — a practice that has resulted