A Fresh Face For A Fresh Start
with Omar Passons & Erik Newton
On March 26, 2018, I participated in an hour-long interview with the editorial board of the Union-Tribune, San Diego’s largest and oldest daily newspaper. This is a special, extended podcast episode that includes that entire interview. I’m glad the Union-Tribune published the entire audio recording of all the candidates and believe in true openness and transparency.
In San Diego County, approximately 240,000 seniors can’t pay their basic bills, and tens of thousands suffer from dementia. This episode calls out the importance of shifting our attention and our policies to better support an increasingly vulnerable senior population.
I grew up with many foster brothers and sisters whose lives were scarred by trauma and child abuse. This episode is a window into how my little brother Tony’s life shaped my own view of the world and the type of leader I will be.
In this episode, Passons’ campaign details the need for an immediate shift towards long-term solutions regarding homelessness. The campaign’s Hope4Homeless plan lays out a framework for making this shift while supporting the work already being done in the region.
There is a 13-to-1 return on investment for every public dollar spent on our children at birth – and it NEVER gets higher than that in a child’s life. Our StrongStarts4All plan asserts that investing in our children is the key to economic strength, health, reducing long term homelessness, and creating equity for all San Diegans
San Diego’s high cost of living is overwhelmingly driven by the cost to rent or own a home or apartment. This episode outlines the basic issues and describes Supervisor Candidate Omar Passons’ Housing4All plan to bring housing costs under control.
In this episode, Omar provides a basic overview of what the government of the County of San Diego is responsible for - within and outside the City of San Diego - and how it impacts the lives of residents and small business owners.
Understand Omar's background in foster care, his professional life in public health and land use law, and his passion for supporting children.