I am so proud of the progress we’ve made during my first term on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

When I ran, I promised to focus on the things that matter most to each of us in our communities. I have worked to help those who are most vulnerable in our society: the elderly, the formerly incarcerated, those struggling with mental health or addiction, and our homeless population, while protecting taxpayers and keeping our communities safe.

We are turning things around using innovative approaches that focus on results but we have much more work to do.
— Kristin Gaspar

What We Do

The County Board of Supervisors runs the largest government body in San Diego with a broad area of responsibilities critical to the quality of life of all san diegans


  • Oversee elections and maintain voter registration rolls


  • Protect beaches, bays, and open space

  • Enforce Air Quality standards

Land Use and Housing

  • Govern land use in the unincorporated areas of the county

  • Manage Section 8 housing program

Parks and Recreation

  • Manage county parks, camp sites, and libraries

Public Health

  • Manage County Health Services, including mental health, substance abuse, and homeless services

  • Manage Medi-Cal, Affordable Care Act, CalFresh, and Calworks

  • Administer Live Well San Diego programs

Public Safety

  • Provide public safety services including the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney, and county jails

  • Oversee public safety functions including the Medical Examiner, Probation Department, Public Defender and the Grand Jury

  • Manage adult and children’s protective services, including foster care and adoption

  • Manage the Fire Authority and Emergency Preparedness

Taxes and Administration

  • Manage property records, vital records, and collect taxes


  • Provide veterans’ health care and treatment services