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NewsandnotesfromCountySupervisorDianneJacob

Pathwaytohelp

MycolleaguesontheBoardof Supervisorsrecentlyjoinedmeintakinga bigsteptohelpdementia-strickenseniorsincrisis.Wevotedtocreateapilotprogram tosteerseniorswithAlzheimer’sdiseaseandother formsofdementiatotheappropriateservicesandprogramsduringanemergency.

Newlyformedcrisisresponseteamswill leadtheinitiative,whichisduetostartnextyear inSanteeandLakeside.Ifit goeswell,I’mhopingwecanexpandtheprogram throughout the region.

NewsandnotesfromCountySupervisorDianneJacob

Pathwaytohelp

MycolleaguesontheBoardof Supervisorsrecentlyjoinedmeintakinga bigsteptohelpdementia-strickenseniorsincrisis.Wevotedtocreateapilotprogram tosteerseniorswithAlzheimer’sdiseaseandother formsofdementiatotheappropriateservicesandprogramsduringanemergency.

Newlyformedcrisisresponseteamswill leadtheinitiative,whichisduetostartnextyear inSanteeandLakeside.Ifit goeswell,I’mhopingwecanexpandtheprogram throughout the region.

Special thankstotheSheriff’sDept.,Alzheimer'sSanDiego, SharpGrossmont HospitalandtheGrossmont HealthcareDistrictfor teamingupwithmeon this. Seniorswithdementia needtoaclearpathtohelp.

SDG&Erejected

Stateregulatorsdidtheright thingby recentlyrejectingSDG&E’sbidtobill itsratepayersfor$379millionincoststiedtoour region’s2007firestorms.Theutility’srequest wasoutrageousandaninsult toall thoseaffectedbythedisaster. Folks diedinthesefiresandmanylosttheir homes.

TherejectionbythestatePublicUtilitiesCommissiondoesnotchangeanyofthat, butbringssomejusticeagainstacompanythat haslongcaredmoreabout shareholderprofits thanpublicsafety.

Newenginehouse

Anewfirestationiscomingtothewildfire-pronebackcountry.

Constructionisstartingona13,900-square-foot countyfacilityintheheartofPineValley.It will benearlytwiceofthesizeofthecommunity’sexistingenginehouseandisexpectedtobe completedinlate2018.

For moreDistrict2news, goto  www.diannejacob.comor followmeonFacebookand Twitter. IfI canassist withacountyissue, pleasecall myofficeat 619-531-5522oremail dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Haveagreat East Countyday!

Dianne

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