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Supervisor Jim Desmond – Border Update

By   /  February 19, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

The chaos at our border has reached alarming levels, with over 90,000 border encounters in San Diego alone in the past five months. This surge is not just a matter of numbers; it’s a symptom of a system failing to enforce the laws designed to protect our nation’s borders. The Federal Government’s failure to effectively […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Stopping the Fixed Rate Electricity Proposal

By   /  February 10, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

A few months ago, I brought to your attention the concerning proposal in California regarding a socialistic approach to electricity pricing based on income. This plan aimed to charge households fixed rates for electricity, irrespective of their actual consumption, with charges varying according to income levels. It was met with understandable outrage from many. I […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Judge Releases Sexually Violent Predator

By   /  January 12, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

It is with profound disappointment and deep concern that I express my opposition to the decision allowing the placement of Sexually Violent Predator Alvin Quarles, also known as the “Bolder than Most” rapist, back into San Diego County. The judge’s decision is devastating for our community, and I strongly believe there is no place for […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Seeing the Chaos at the Border

By   /  January 4, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

I wanted to update you on the immigration crisis, which continues to overwhelm our Border Patrol agents and cause a major strain on our local resources. Earlier this week, I visited the border and migrant encampments in Jacumba. The chaos continues with dozens of people camped out, waiting for Border Patrol to take them to […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Homelessness

By   /  December 7, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

It’s no secret that homelessness is the most pressing issue in our state and county. While we are undoubtedly one of the most prosperous countries in human history, the sight of thousands of individuals living on our streets remains unacceptable. We can and must do better. One of the biggest challenges facing those living on […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond-An Important Board Meeting

By   /  December 4, 2023  /  Local, North County  /  No Comments

Our final meetings of the year are Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday’s meeting has several items that I wanted to bring to your attention. 1. My colleagues have brought forth an item to allocate another $3 million for migrant services. If approved, we will have spent $6 million of local taxpayer dollars on migrant services. I’m against […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -The Broken Immigration Process

By   /  November 30, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

On a cool Sunday morning, border patrol vans pull into the Oceanside Transit Center releasing approximately 30 migrants from countries including Columbia, Pakistan, and China. The first question asked by most migrants is, “Where am I?” That’s just the tip of the iceberg for how the federal government has set these migrants and San Diego […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  November 10, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

As a proud US Navy Veteran, my deep care for our veterans and the military community stems from the invaluable lessons I learned during my four years of service. It’s the Navy that first brought me to San Diego County, and, like so many of our Veterans, I stayed and now call it home. Veteran’s […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -The Border is a National Security Threat

By   /  October 27, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Last Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sent a bulletin alerting officers that Hamas, Hezbollah, & Islamic Jihad foreign fighters may be encountered at the U.S. southern border. The bulletin provides officers with instructions on critical indicators, including single, military-aged males with undetermined travel plans. This information comes during the same week San Diego Border agents apprehended a […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Get Involved in Local Government

By   /  October 19, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Have you ever wanted to get more involved in local government and make a positive impact on your community? Well, here’s your chance! The County of San Diego is actively seeking dedicated volunteers to join our various Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Your unique skills, perspectives, and passion for our community can make a real difference […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond-The Latest at SANDAG

By   /  October 17, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Let’s start with some great news! Thanks to the unwavering efforts of SANDAG Board members, led by San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, we have successfully eliminated the mileage tax from the transportation plan. Mayor Jones pushed vigorously for this issue to be heard and got most of her colleagues to remove this tax. It’s a […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -This Is No Way To Run A Government

By   /  October 10, 2023  /  North County  /  1 Comment

I am writing to bring your attention to a critical matter at Tuesday’s upcoming County Board of Supervisors meeting. It concerns the potential allocation of $3 million for migrant services and the establishment of a migrant center. This allocation is to be funded by County tax dollars – resources that I believe should be directed […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -A Humanitarian Crisis

By   /  September 23, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Declaring Border Situation, a Humanitarian Crisis With over 600 street releases daily, the strain on our local infrastructure and services is becoming increasingly untenable. We have witnessed an unprecedented influx of migrants from around the world being dropped off at transit stations throughout San Diego County. Over 5,000 individuals have been “street-released,” dropped at transit […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond Oppose the Controversial Mileage Tax at SANDAG’s Board Meeting

By   /  September 21, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

I wanted to bring to your attention a critical issue concerning all San Diego County residents – the contentious Road User Charge, commonly known as the mileage tax, proposed by SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments). In December 2021, SANDAG approved the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan, including the controversial mileage tax, despite significant public outcry. […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Join In The Fight Against Human Trafficking – Zoom Town Hall Meeting

By   /  September 11, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

As you may be aware, San Diego ranks among the top cities in the nation for human trafficking. This is a harrowing issue that affects far too many lives in our community, and it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to stop it. In our ongoing commitment to combat this pressing problem, […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -DNA Testing at the Border

By   /  September 7, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

I’ve just taken action by sending a letter addressed to President Biden and the Federal Government, urging them to reinstate DNA testing at the border. This is a crucial step in addressing the rampant issue of human trafficking that plagues our border communities. We cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that innocent children are […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -North County United Against Free Needles

By   /  September 1, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

A few weeks ago, I talked about how The County of San Diego is pursuing a harm reduction program through the California Department of Public Health, including syringe services and safer smoking supplies. This potential program involves, in part, the distribution of free needles and various other drug paraphernalia. We believe this is not a […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond – Power Grabs Through Voting

By   /  August 28, 2023  /  North County  /  1 Comment

Have you read my recent op-ed featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune? The article delves into the pressing issue of smaller cities feeling overshadowed by their larger counterparts within SANDAG and the San Diego Water Authority. This power dynamic has unfortunately given rise to a plethora of dysfunctions that pervade our local political landscape on a […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Combating Human Trafficking

By   /  August 25, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

San Diego County, known for its beauty and promise, is now marred by the grim reality of human trafficking. According to the FBI, San Diego is one of the country’s 13 hotspots for human trafficking. A study by the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University estimates sex trafficking generates more than $810 […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Free Emergency Pet Kit Giveaway

By   /  August 15, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ensuring your pet’s safety during emergencies is crucial. That’s why we invite you to join us at our Emergency Preparedness Event. Here’s what you can expect: Date: Saturday, August 19th Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: City of Vista Buena Vista Park Address: 1601 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92081 Act fast – kits are limited and available on […]

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