President's Message

President's Message

Anne Omstead, 2017, President LWV North County San Diego

Attending the League of Women Voters of California Convention from May 30 through June 2 has become the major focus of the Board this past month. We have learned that we must convince the other League representatives to join us in proposing creation of a state-wide Task Force to expand our own adopted Position on Homelessness to fit the entire state. This has involved a lot of thinking, discussion and creation of supporting handouts to crystallize our own position and developing a presentation to explain why this is important. We are working closely with the LWV San Diego, which is sending 10 Delegates. Together, we think that we will be able to create the momentum to convince everyone at the Convention of the importance of this issue.

You may recall that in the past two years our League has joined with the LWV San Diego to urge the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to hold at least one evening meeting to discuss the proposed budget for the year. We were ignored the first year, but this year, with the enthusiastic support of the two new Board of Supervisors members, the Board agreed to hold an evening Budget meeting! What a difference an election can make! Now many groups who have working members will be able to present their ideas about how the County should spend its $6.2 billion budget for the betterment of our county’s residents.

Anne