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The Land Use and Environment Group unifies the County's efforts in land use, environmental protection and preservation, recreation, agriculture and infrastructure development and maintenance.

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For LUEG Departments and related services, see the listings below or visit the websites 

Agriculture, Weights & Measures (Kearny Mesa) 858-694-2739
Agriculture, Weights & Measures (San Marcos) 760-752-4700

The  Farm & Home Advisor (Kearny Mesa) 858-694-2845
The Farm & Home Advisor (San Marcos) 760-752-4724

Environmental Health 858-505-6700

Planning and Development Services General Number 858-694-2960    
    Building Division:        (858) 565-5920
    Code Enforcement:    (858) 694-2705
    Zoning Counter:         (858) 565-5981

Public Works 858- 694-2212 
    for additional numbers in Public Works, visit the DPW contacts website.     
    County Airports 619-956-4800 
    Road Maintenance (and to check on scheduled road closures) 858-694-3850  
    Pothole Hotline 1-877-684-8000
    Wastewater 858-514-4990 (after hours 858-565-5255)

Parks & Recreation 858-694-3030    
    Reservations: 858-565-3600 or toll free at 877-565-3600

LUEG Administrative Offices:  619-531-6256 Fax: 619-531-5476 
Mail: 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 212, Mail Stop A-6, San Diego, CA 92101


Land - Environment - Recreation - Infrastructure

Sarah Aghassi
General Manager / Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Sarah Aghassi serves as the General Manager / Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for San Diego County’s Land Use and Environment Group. LUEG is comprised of the Departments of Public Works; Environmental Health; Planning and Development Services; Parks and Recreation; Agriculture, Weights and Measures; Air Pollution Control District, and the Farm and Home Advisor. The departments have a combined workforce of 1550 persons and an annual operating budget of $400 million.

Before appointment to her current position she served as the Director for the San Diego County Office of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs where she managed the legislative program and policy issues on behalf of the Board of Supervisors and responded to state and federal legislation that impact the operations, fiscal stability and programs and services of the county. Sarah was also the County of San Diego’s liaison for the American Recovery Act projects, managing more than $118 million in federal economic stimulus funds awarded to the County. Prior to joining the County, Sarah was Director of Public Policy for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Sarah is a licensed attorney in the state of California. She earned her law degree from University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, and her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego.


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