Government

Board Votes to Preserve 300 Acres of Agricultural Land

| 4:10 PM

Supervisors voted unanimously to pay property owners to keep roughly 300 acres of their land in agricultural production instead of possibly selling it into development, as part of a program to preserve agriculture and still support farmers and ranchers.

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County on Track to Meet 2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

| 2:06 PM

San Diego County is on track to meet 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets through actions including reducing water use, planting thousands of local trees and acquiring open and agricultural space, the County’s first Climate Action Plan update reported this week.

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County Adds Sites, Faster Tests to Check Beach Water Quality

| 11:15 AM

This Labor Day weekend, local beachgoers can feel more confident about frolicking in the ocean, thanks to a couple of enhancements to the County’s beach water testing program.

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County Offers $28.5M in Grants to Help Organizations Upgrade High-Polluting Vehicles and Equipment

| 3:50 PM

The County of San Diego is inviting businesses, nonprofits and government organizations that currently use high-polluting heavy-duty equipment to apply for a share of $28.5 million in grant funding for greener vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Environment

County Board Votes to Buy Land to Expand Iron Mountain Preserve

| 3:26 PM

County supervisors have approved buying 160 acres near Iron Mountain in Poway to give threatened animals like deer and the California gnatcatcher more room to roam, and potentially, people more trails and connections to hike.

Government

County to Hold Public Forums on Community Choice Energy

| 2:37 PM

The public can give input on whether the County should buy and sell electricity during five informational forums set for coming weeks.