2019 Projects - What we've done:
Among the many projects that CASA undertakes in the region, featured below are few projects we've accomplished in the past year:
Smokefree Multiunit Housing in the City of San Diego: working to raise awareness about health impacts and housing costs associated with secondhand smoke. Our goal is two-fold: work with appropriate stakeholders toward voluntary smokefree policies; and to mobilize multifamily housing communities to advocate for healthy living conditions.
Tobacco Retailer Licensing (TRL): is one of the more effective
strategies for preventing youth access to tobacco. We work to promote
TRL policies to hold retailers accountable or illegal tobacco sales to
anyone under age 21, the legal age for tobacco sales.
Compliance Monitoring in the City of El Cajon where we will continue working with the city to ensure high compliance rates among tobacco retailers.
In Lemon Grove we will be working with the city to implement their new TRL (a CASA project these past few years), and we will be supporting compliance monitoring. In addition, we have been asked to draft a TRL Case Study for Small Cities to document the process in Lemon Grove and encourage others to consider TRL as a means to reduce youth access to tobacco products.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) a national collaboration dedicated to preventing the legalization and commercialization of marijuana. We have been contracted to lead SAM in California and to provide technical assistance to communities across the country that want to prevent another Big Tobacco in their community.
Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service (RASS) training: We will continue our contract with Viejas Casino to provide this certification training for all of their sales and service associates. In addition, CASA is participating in the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) planning and roll out for mandatory RASS training associated with new state legislation.