Pam Slater-Price

“Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has helped to re-make the county into a model of efficient service, while cutting bloated bureaucracy and wasted spending. During her tenure the county has gone from the brink of bankruptcy to a balanced budget, an A rating on Wall Street, and a strong reserve.”- Del Mar Mayor Carl HilliardSince her election to the Board of Supervisors in 1992, Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has adopted a common-sense approach to regional government, which has helped to make certain that the County of San Diego is a well-managed, results-oriented government. Slater-Price has been elected four times and ran unopposed in 2004. As a member of the Board of Supervisors; Slater-Price oversees a $4.7 billion budget serving nearly 3 million people.When Slater-Price took office, the County of San Diego teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. Throughout this tumultuous economic period, Slater-Price remained committed to reform, accountability and standards that ultimately restored the County’s fiscal health. Today, the County of San Diego is recognized by Governing Magazine as the “best-run county in California” and the third best-managed county in the nation.A former teacher, Slater-Price is a vocal advocate for youth, recently co-authoring the creation of a regional plan to tackle childhood obesity. As Chair of the First 5 Commission of San Diego County, Slater-Price secured funding for a “Pre-school for All” project. In addition, Slater-Price has earned her reputation as an advocate for fiscal responsibility, open-space preservation, economic growth, increased transportation spending, law enforcement, top-notch parks and libraries, animal welfare, domestic violence prevention, and the promotion of the arts.Above all, Slater-Price is committed to fiscal stability in order to enhance quality of life for the County’s residents.During her tenure, the Supervisor has worked diligently to improve communities throughout the Third District through appropriation of nearly $10 million to numerous organizations and projects that promote strong families, local businesses, sports, the arts and environmental stewardship. Among her accomplishments, Slater-Price helped secure more than $100 million to improve Interstate 5, Interstate 805, and Interstate 15 and to build SR56. She works to acquire sand to beautify and restore North County beaches. Recently, she secured more than $9 million to build two new animal shelters.Supervisor Slater-Price’s work has earned numerous awards and recognitions. Recently, she received the “Healthy Hero” award presented by the Combined Health Agencies for her efforts to ban smoking in county parks and open spaces, and the Emilio Aguinaldo Leadership Award.Due to capable leadership and pioneering innovation, San Diego County residents have reason to be proud. San Diego is a model for other counties that aspire to develop the most innovative strategies for encouraging economic growth, reducing crime, and improving quality of life.
For nearly two decades, Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has taken a common-sense approach to government that has made her a force in regional politics. Slater-Price began her public service career in the late-1980s in Encinitas where she served as councilwoman and mayor. She was first elected to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 1992 and began her fourth term in January 2005. She is also serving as chairwoman for the third time since joining the board.
During her time on the Board of Supervisors, Slater-Price has established a reputation as an advocate for open-space preservation, economic growth, increased transportation spending, law enforcement, animal welfare, and the promotion of the arts. She is also known as a leading supporter of programs that protect the victims of domestic violence.
In addition, the supervisor has worked hard to protect quality-of-life in her district. Slater-Price helped secure over $100 million to improve Interstates 5, 805, and 15, and to build SR56. She was also behind efforts to acquire sand for North County beaches. Over the years Slater-Price has given nearly $10 million to numerous organizations and projects throughout her district that help promote families, local businesses, sports, and the arts. More recently she provided funds to two communities in her district to fight graffiti and has helped secure over $9 million for two new animal shelters.
Slater-Price has served on the board during an extremely tumultuous economic period. Yet, through her leadership, the county has earned a nationwide reputation as one of the country's best. This fact was recognized in 2002 by Governing Magazine, which commended San Diego County for its results-oriented management and fiscal responsibility.





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