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Articles by Jake Christie

An outsider candidate, Rudy Reyes is running against Dianne Jacob for the second district seat of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors as a Democrat in the June 5 primary. He was badly burned in the 2003 Cedar Fire, and since then he has been running for a variety of East County positions on a combination of issues, including constructing another hospital for the East County, promoting fire prevention, and pushing for “eco green” self-sufficiency in the county.

Mary England, 12- year veteran of the Lemon Grove City Council is running for California State Assembly on a pro-business platform for the new 79th District, a district made out of chunks of previously existing districts including parts of Lemon Grove.

According to England, there are lots of reasons why she is running; the challenge of a brand new district, and the need to remove regulations she claims are killing businesses all over California.

After four months and an eight-hour meeting, the San Diego Board of Supervisors abandoned a plan to demolish or limit the planning and sponsor groups after nearly forty people spoke in favor of the groups. However, the supervisors did vote in favor of mandatory training and possibly a two year term limit for the chairperson of each group, though that latter element was left unclear. The decision was made at their Mar. 28 regular meeting as part of their decision on the 17 recommendations of the “Red Rape Reduction Task Force.”