By Dianne Jacob | Dianne’s Corner
Scram, scammers: Many crooks think seniors are easy to rip off, so it’s important we do all we can to fight these frauds.
I recently had the chance to speak with leaders of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors as they launched an initiative to combat financial crimes against older residents.
In recent years, the District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies have stepped up their efforts to fight scammers, with the help of a public awareness campaign called “Don’t Get Hooked.”
I’ve held a series of “Don’t Get Hooked” forums across my district to educate seniors and caregivers on the issue. These are lot of different scams out there and folks need tools to fight back.
I’m looking to host another forum this fall. Stay tuned for details.
Problem pipeline: A pipeline route proposed by SDG&E threatens to disrupt business and traffic — and could destroy critical habitat.
I recently joined Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and others in asking state regulators to take a hard look at the route and consider other options. The pipeline should steer clear of any open space preserves, such as Goodan Ranch and the Sycamore Canyon Preserve.
Wildfire warning: It’s a message we can’t say enough this time of year — be prepared! Peak wildfire season will soon be here and now is the time to make sure you’re as ready as possible.
The county, working closely with Cal Fire, has many firefighters and resources at the ready across our vulnerable backcountry, but property owners need to take steps too.
Wondering where to begin? Go to ReadySanDiego.org.
Have a great East County day!
—Dianne Jacob is San Diego County Supervisor for District 2.