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After Decades Marked by Sameness, the Board of Supervisors Is Changing Rapidly

By Lisa Halverstadt, Voice of San Diego

In the last three months, the San Diego County government opened a shuttered courthouse to asylum-seekers, dipped for a second time into its hefty reserve fund to bankroll affordable housing projects and took steps to move forward with a plan to create or join a government-run energy program.

For a governing body that has for decades been defined by its conservatism – financially, politically and when it comes to its willingness to address the region’s foremost challenges head-on – that’s a major shift.

County supervisors, bureaucrats and longtime insiders say the flurry of activity reflects the new faces on the board, the region’s shifting politics and crises such as a devastating hepatitis A outbreak that exposed county government’s sluggish response to the region’s escalating problems.

Read the full article here: https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/government/after-decades-marked-by-sameness-the-board-of-supervisors-is-changing-rapidly/

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