The county is not vulnerable to failures to meet progress milestones. Chairman Greg Cox, secured by the county's triple A bond rating, told the audience at the annual State of the County Address on February 13th, the future recovery months are free from doubts.
Planners have not compromised on piecing together a system of modern energy saving buildings that "encourage our employees to better serve the public." A full set of new buildings will match the recently built County Operations Complex in efficiency.
Introductions of new efficient technologies is in full force. Regular library activities will soon get done in the palm of patrons hands. An app the county is releasing this year will give patrons an opportunity to use a handheld device to borrow a book or checkout online materials.
The 16,000 worker plus workforce in the county is being made more efficient and effective by making technology standard gear for both the workers and the citizens they serve. Easier to handle service basics will shrink building crowds, and save San Diegans time.
Opportunities to develop San Diego communities will not get held back by red tape. Builders can use a new online portal opened by the Planning & Development Services Department to apply for a building permit and research zoning information. Cox said, "we're doing our part by making life easier for business."
County officials can stand aside and let the growing sectors in biotech, high tech and defense, and the developers that fill in the open space at the port and the border, turn San Diego County into a model enterprise region on the Pacific Rim.
Saving criminals lives is also high on the county's goals list. With the realignment of imprisonment from state to county facilities, an inferior local capacity fro handling inmates has to get fixed. The county will build a 400 bed jail that can house inmates who serve terms longer than the terms typically served b county inmates. And, in Las Colinas, there will be no risks taken with the women who do their time at the detention facility.
Plans will not get left unfinished.
The economic growth no longer too slow to do enough work to improve local opportunities to enjoy the thing their tax dollars paid for, the county's productive work will stay unyielding. An old San Diego pastime, walking trails, can turn into an even better part of life. Trails without breaks are on the way. One big job is finishing the county's length in the California Coastal Trail that will eventually stretch 1,200 miles from the Oregon border to the Mexican border. Connecting the trails in Tijuana River Valley Regional Park to the national wildlife refuge and Border Field State Park is a job that has not passed the chairman by. He is working on getting funding for adding 22 miles to the park's trails. The miles count in the county is to eventually reach 1,000 miles. "A big part of living well is fresh air and exercise," Cox said.
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