Here are five things that caught my attention!
Outdoor experience: If you caught last week’s State of the County address, you know I’m passionate about getting families out to enjoy the natural beauty that San Diego has to offer. Our best kept secrets are our regional parks, and one of the things I’m committed to doing this year is letting every San Diego family in on the incredible experiences that these parks have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, and more. Later this year we’ll launch the “Outdoor Experience Program” which will cover the cost of transportation to and from these parks, provide all the gear you need, as well as all the expert instruction and guidance to help you have a safe and enjoyable first-time experience. Keep an eye out for it, and I’ll see you out there!
WD40 can fix anything: An animal rights activist decided to super glue her hand to the table in the agriculture committee hearing room at the state capitol this week. I’m all for a little civil disobedience to make a point here and there, but this sounds painful. The resourceful assembly staff solved the problem with of course….WD40. This product (developed and still based in San Diego) has been solving problems for almost 7 decades!
Combating Homelessness: This week, our Board approved $12 million in U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) dollars going to keep people in their homes, and get people who are already on the street off of them. We’re going to use this money to develop at least 100 permanent housing units by working with existing projects to make more units within them affordable-rate housing. A lot more work will get done this year, but we took another step in the right direction when it comes to tackling the housing and homelessness crises. Read more about this investment here.
Tiger is back. Tracker remains missing: I am THRILLED to have Tiger back playing the Masters. My apologies to all my meetings and appointments yesterday that were continually interrupted as I obsessively refreshed the leaderboard. The GOAT had a great day. But sadly missing from his return is the beloved Tiger Tracker twitter account. It remains a mystery, but seems like general incompetence from the Golf Channel.
Picture Day: Every parent has been through the anxiety of school picture day. One year Zach took off his nice collared shirt to play tag early in the day. And then put it back on…inside out. Once I got the days screwed up and Caleb went on picture day with a baseball hat on. He told me he took care of it….by turning the hat around backwards for the photo. This young lady responded to being asked how picture day went with…”you will see”. We see indeed:) Kids are the best.