Get in the Know - March 21, 2023


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WHEN: APRIL 28TH, 2023
TIME: 8:30AM - 2PM

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

We are excited to welcome you to the South County Economic Development Council’s Annual Economic Summit. Throughout the day many important topics will be discussed with an eye on both the present and what it will mean for the future of South County. As a region we are fortunate to be the crossroads to billions of dollars of international commerce and with continued focus and investment can ensure a prosperous future. In addition to exceptional economic forecasts our panels will explore how our future workforce, resource and infrastructure investment, and binational relationships can lead to enhanced opportunities.

We invite you to join us after the Economic Summit for our Elected Officials Reception.  During the reception all attendees will have the opportunity to interact with those officials charged with leading our communities as we look to the other side of the pandemic. Take the time to enhance existing relationships while forging new ones. 

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City Managers Message
Maria V. Kachadoorian, City Manager 

After almost three years, the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration has come to an end. While it has been a difficult time with much uncertainty, I am proud of our City employees who worked tirelessly to keep our community safe, continued delivery of critical services and ensured city projects moved forward. 

Our resiliency would not have been possible without our amazing community who came together and supported each other in many ways. 

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Reentry Employment on the Spot!

In honor of Second Chance Month in April, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is partnering with the San Diego County Office of Standards and Labor Enforcement (OLSE) to host an informative session on implementing fair chance hiring practices and an opportunity to hire qualified applicants on the spot at the job fair!  

During the free seminar, you will hear about the new 2023 California labor laws and gain access to helpful fair chance hiring tools. For the Job Fair, you will meet with talented job seekers and showcase your company’s open job opportunities. This event has been graciously sponsored by Indeed.  

When: Thursday April 13th 
Lunch & Employer Seminar: 12 PM - 2PM
Job Fair: 2 - 4:30PM

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Colorado River's Challenges 

Good afternoon,
San Diego County leaders,

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the unique strengths of the people around me, and how we can unite those strengths to address the complex water issues facing the Southwest. That’s why I’m excited that the Water Authority could host the Colorado River Board of California (CRB) this week for a tour of local projects that enhance the San Diego region’s water resiliency.

I appreciate the new meeting structure implemented by the CRB, under the leadership of Chair JB Hamby, Imperial Irrigation District’s representative, and Vice Chair Jim Madaffer, the Water Authority’s representative and Water Authority board member. They have decided to rotate the monthly CRB meetings between different agencies to build awareness of the work each agency does to serve their communities. I can’t think of a better way to strengthen unity and the spirit of collaboration among Southern California water leaders, which is absolutely critical in negotiating solutions to the Colorado River’s challenges.

The Water Authority is a longtime member of the CRB and has been an engaged partner in conversations about the river's future. Through the hard work and collaboration it took to form the 2003 Quantification Settlement, which is only possible through our conserved water transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District, the largest conservation-based transfer in U.S. history, you can see the important role we play in the agency and on the river.

I know these are challenging times on the river, and we need to think about solutions that address both the present and the future. It is only with collaboration that we can ensure the river can continue to support 40 million people, nearly 6 million acres of agriculture, and tribes across seven states and portions of Mexico. This week’s CRB meeting offered an important opportunity to showcase water supply projects that create water resiliency locally
and reduce the demand on the river.

The CRB board and staff will have a chance to see projects that generate water now, like the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. And they’ll tour the East County Advanced Water Purification Plant, which is under construction. Both projects, like all of our region’s investments in water resiliency projects, were a direct result of bringing the right people together in search of answers to complex problems.

My goal for the Water Authority in hosting this week’s CRB meeting is simple – to provide a space for important conversations to happen. And if I know one thing about this group, it’s that we’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and work together to solve tough problems.  

Sandra L. Kerl
General Manager
San Diego County Water Authority



New Food and Yard Waste Collection

In compliance with state law (SB-1383), all residential food waste, food-soiled paper, food-soiled cardboard, and yard waste will be collected together in your green cart.

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Green Light for New 
All-Electric Rapid Bus Route in South Bay

Continuing its commitment to cleaner air and expanding transit access, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors today held a public hearing and approved Rapid 227 (Iris Rapid) as part of the region’s growing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network. Service is anticipated to begin as early as this fall

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Join a Committee

The South County EDC Committees are focused on long term economic growth and development in the South County Region of San Diego. Joining a committee is a great way to get involved in the decision making that supports our bi national communities and to make our region the most desirable location to live, work and dream.

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SCEDC Business
Recovery Loan

SCEDc is now offering $10,000 recovery loan

Do you have a Small Business in need of a loan?
 Are you looking to acquire new equipment or
adding employees?

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Board of Directors 

April 3, 2023
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April 28h, 2023
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