National Night Out 2018
National Night Out took place on August 7th, and communities throughout our district - and the nation - celebrated this annual family-friendly evening aimed at fostering positive community-law enforcement relations and promoting neighborhood safety. Our office participated in several events that took place in Senate District 40:
Crime Awareness Community Walk in South Bay
Imperial Valley event hosted by the El Centro Police Activities League
City of Chula Vista event hosted by the Chula Vista Police Department
National City firefighters cooking burgers for community members
Mariachi performers in City Heights
Youth gospel rap performers at Colina Del Sol Park
Casa Familiar Receives $492,000 State Grant to Continue Air Monitoring in San Ysidro
On August 3rd, we held a press conference and discussion about the recent allocation of $492,000 to Casa Familiar from the California Air Resources Board to continue air monitoring at the border. This state grant will support a community-based program to help study and measure air quality in San Ysidro.
In 2017, it was estimated that approximately 70,000 vehicles crossed (northbound) the San Ysidro Port of Entry each day. As border wait times continue to increase, idling vehicle traffic has created a significant impact on air quality in the surrounding communities.
This grant will allow Casa Familiar to sustain and expand their current community-led air monitoring network, as well as increase public awareness of these issues to help residents limit their exposure to air pollution and reduce related health impact.
Legislative Roundtable at the San Diego County Water Authority
Photo credit: San Diego County Water Authority
I had the pleasure of speaking at the San Diego County Water Authority's August Legislative Roundtable. I have been working with the Water Authority for many years on a variety of water related issues affecting our district and enjoyed having the opportunity to talk with business and community stakeholders from across San Diego County.
During the meeting, I discussed how San Diego is an excellent model in the state for water conservation and management, despite the enormous challenges we have in providing for our area as compared to other parts of the state. I also emphasized my commitment to the Salton Sea and the importance of building a broader coalition to assist with our current restoration and mitigation efforts.
Water News Network wrote a piece on my speech at the event. To read the piece, please visit: https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/state-sen-huesos-interest-water-runs-deep/