SDG&E Townhall

We are grateful for the time of Mr Mitchell and his team.

SDG&E Townhall

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Got questions about what goes into your bill?

Wondering about utility undergrounding?

Come get answers from San Diego Gas and Electric.

(General questions only; specific energy bills/properties will not be discussed.)

Presenting for SDG&E:

  • Mitch Mitchell, Vice President
  • Warren Ruis, Community
  • Tashonda Taylor, Operation
  • Adam Pierce, Rates
  • Kellen Gill, CCA Communications

PERT Townhall with Director Marvin

Please join us at 6 pm on January 28th for an important and timely discussion of the PERT program with its Director, Dr. Marvin.

In 1996, PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) program was established in San Diego county. In fiscal year 2019-2020:

  • PERT Clinicians (Law Enforcement and EMS combined) conducted 35,701 contacts in the community.
  • PERT provided 12,340 Crisis Interventions (of which 5,750 or 47% were diverted from a 5150 hospital transport for other community resources) and 23,361 Community Service interventions.
  • PERT Clinicians provided 9,413 crisis intervention services to persons identifying as being homeless.
  • PERT attempted crisis resolution contact, but was unable to do so (e.g., person could not be located or declined to interact) an additional 7,695 occasions (thus, a total of 20,035 Crisis Interventions were attempted).

Mark Marvin, Ph.D. (Vice President of Community Research Foundation, PERT Division – Director) and Wes Albers (PERT Community & Law Enforcement Liaison) will address an overview of PERT including its history, the role of the PERT unit, and training provided to first responders.

Community Research Foundation, Inc. (2020). What is PERT?

Zoom Requirements

For the safety of all attendees, we require the following from participants in our meetings:

  • Have a (paid or) free Zoom account and log in to it before attending
  • Use a current recognizable photo of their face as the profile picture
  • Use their legal first and last names on their profile

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The night of the townhall, you may join by visiting:

Measure B Roundtable on November 30th

The following letter was received by the Branch:

Dear Francine and Brian,

I am writing to invite you to a roundtable discussion about Measure B, and next steps in the transformation of the current Community Review Board on Police Practices (CRB) into an independent Commission on Police Practices.

In preparing for this roundtable, we compiled a large list of local community groups. We are writing to you because of your leadership in the San Diego NAACP. If there is someone else in your group who would be a better fit to represent your organization, please feel free to forward this message to them.

The roundtable will be online, and will take place on Monday, November 30 at 4pm.

The purpose of this roundtable is threefold:

  1. To share documents developed by the CRB’s Ad Hoc Transition Committee (which was formed to plan the transition of the board into a commission, in anticipation of Measure B’s passage). These documents include a timeline for the transition, and a list of key concerns for the City Council’s consideration in drafting an implementation ordinance for Measure B.
  2. To answer any questions community organizations may have about Measure B and the new Commission on Police Practices.
  3. To solicit feedback from community organizations, specifically on which aspects you feel to be most important for the new Commission on Police Practices. 

The roundtable will be co-hosted by:

Patrick Anderson, current CRB member, chair of the Outreach Committee, member of the Ad Hoc Transition Committee
Poppy Fitch, current CRB member and 2nd vice chair
Andrea St. Julian, author of Measure B and member of San Diegans for Justice

We would appreciate your publicizing this public meeting with your organization’s members. The roundtable will be live-streamed at the City of San Diego’s YouTube page:

Questions or comments about the shared documents may be sent in advance of the roundtable to the following email address: [email protected]

Finally, I offer my profound gratitude for your commitment to community-based work, and my sincerest hope that you will be able to join us on November 30!


Patrick Anderson, Professor
Department of Communication 
Department of Ethnic Studies
Program in Critical Gender Studies
University of California, San Diego 


SDCBOE District 1 Candidate Forum

On Thursday night, October 22nd at 6pm the NAACP San Diego Branch will host a forum with the candidates for the San Diego County Office of Education District 1 board seat, Mark Powell and Gregg Robinson.  This event is co-sponsored they the League of Women Voters and the California Charter Schools Association.