Notes from your County Supervisor

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Columns, Dianne’s Corner, Featured | No Comments

By Dianne Jacob | Dianne’s Corner

Pioneer path: A long-held dream of re-opening the historic Stowe Trail to the public is finally becoming a reality.

MCAS Miramar has agreed to make the scenic path, which skirts the eastern edge of the air base, accessible again. Those wishing to hike or bike along the trail must obtain a permit. For more information, go to the “Resources” section at

I started working with military officials in 2001 to reopen the trail – and with our hiking and biking community before that. A big thank you to Marine Corps Col. Jason Woodworth and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

San Diego’s earliest pioneers created the Stowe Trail in the 1800s. It’s so important to our history that the White House in 2000 designated it a “Millennium Trail.”

Helping our most vulnerable: I’ve teamed up with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Healthcare District, Alzheimer’s San Diego and others to help seniors who end up in crisis.

We’re developing a model for Alzheimer’s patients that start with the call for help and ends with in-home services.

Too often, seniors who suffer from dementia end up in a hospital bed or a jail cell when steering them to services might be the best option.

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The effort is an outgrowth of The Alzheimer’s Project, the county-led initiative to find a cure and help families struggling with the disease.

Parks and recreation: With my full support, the Board of Supervisors recently moved to tackle the policy and financial hurdles for building and maintaining parks.

Parks keep our communities healthy and whole – and building and maintaining them is one of the county’s core responsibilities.

We’ve aiming to make our awesome park system even better!

—Dianne Jacob is San Diego County Supervisor for District 2. For more District 2 news, visit or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. To reach her, call 619-531-5522 or email

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