Government

County’s New General Plan Wins Two Awards

| 3:11 PM

San Diego County’s General Plan Update — the first sweeping upgrade of the county’s growth and development plans in 30 years — has been honored as the outstanding planning document and outstanding environmental analysis of 2012 by the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP).

Consumer

County Helps Businesses Go Green, Recycle Fluorescent Lights

| 11:22 AM

NOTE: PROGRAM HAS NOW ENDED AND THE GRANTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

County officials are reminding small business owners that they can still get free “mail-back” recycling kits to help them legally recycle their old fluorescent lights, thanks to the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and a federal grant.

Transportation

Supervisors Approve Countywide Road Improvements

| 9:01 AM

County roads and local construction companies got a boost Wednesday when County supervisors unanimously approved spending roughly $3.3 million to resurface roadways, repair and build guardrails, drainage culverts, sidewalks, curbs and gutters around unincorporated areas.