February 23, 2024
Younger youngsters coloring. Photograph through @SaulZaentz X

The county Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously Tuesday to discover the supply of sponsored childcare providers for county legislation enforcement staff.

Together with the feasibility of such a profit, supervisors additionally directed Sarah Aghassi, interim chief administrative officer, to find out short- and long-term prices of kid care providers for workers of the Sheriff’s and Probation departments.

Aghassi and county employees will return with their findings and proposals at a later date.

Supervisor Joel Anderson — who made the proposal together with Sheriff Kelly Martinez — stated in a press release that with the county shedding 20 deputies per thirty days, it’s necessary to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.

Anderson stated personnel shortfalls additionally affect specialised legislation enforcement positions, together with nurses and psychological well being clinicians.

Offering childcare will assist entice and retain expertise, and “will finally profit public security all through the county,” he stated.

Anderson added that he was grateful to have help from the Deputy Sheriff’s Affiliation and the San Diego County Probation Officer Affiliation on the proposal.

Martinez stated that as a single mother or father who raised her son whereas working nights, weekends and holidays, she appeared ahead to a examine targeted on supporting working dad and mom.

“Deputies must be free (from) worrying about their youngsters whereas they’re defending our communities,” Martinez added.

In 2022-23, supervisors additionally approved different Sheriff’s Division hiring incentives, together with household care help and an internet platform for childcare navigation.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.