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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Help For Young Women, Back-To-School & Hell’s Kitchen

By   /  August 16, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Casa De Amparo supports those affected by and at risk of child abuse and neglect, through a range of programs and services that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships.  On Thursday, I took part in a very important ribbon cutting for the TrueCare & Lennar Foundation Health Center. This health center will provide medical services to foster […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  August 12, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

One of the most rewarding and important aspects of my job is allocating funds to small businesses and non-profits in our district. Whether it’s through our Neighborhood Reinvestment Program or our Community Enhancement Program, groups can apply for grants.  Earlier this week, I had the privilege of seeing one of the recipients of these funds […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  August 4, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

I’ve had many people ask me, why is crime on the rise not just in our County, but also in our State? I wrote an op-ed for the Washington Examiner explaining some of the consequences of going soft on crime in California. You can read the entire op-ed below, for an explanation, but it’s time for solutions. Over […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -What is a County Supervisor?

By   /  August 1, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

One of the questions I get asked frequently is ‘What does a Supervisor supervise?’ Many people aren’t sure what a County Supervisor does, so I wanted to explain a bit about what my role is as your County representative.  The County is the local government entity for the unincorporated area (everywhere not in a city). […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 28, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Pollsters at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies asked nearly 8,500 Californian voters, including 872 San Diegans, to choose two leading concerns they would like state leaders to address. The top two statewide concerns were: 1. Housing Affordability2. Homelessness Whenever I meet with groups or people in our community, the most frequently asked question I receive is, […]

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San Diego Probation Officers Endorse Desmond For Re-Election

By   /  July 28, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

The San Diego County Probation Officers Association has endorsed Jim Desmond for Re-election to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2022.  “Supervisor Jim Desmond has been a strong and important voice in support of San Diego County probation officers,” said Shannon Edison, the President of the San Diego County Probation Officers Association. “He’s […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 25, 2022  /  North County  /  1 Comment

In December 2021, SANDAG passed its regional transportation plan. As you may know, the plan called for $165 billion to be spent on public transit. In order to pay for their ambitious project, SANDAG wants to include three tax increases. Also, most controversial, they wanted to charge people for every mile they drive in San […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 18, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

I wanted to give you an update on the proposed placements of two sexually violent predators in Borrego Springs. We are awaiting a decision on whether Michael Martinez will be placed in Borrego Springs and the trial date for Douglas Badger is approaching.  I will let you know as soon as I hear a decision […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 15, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yesterday, Craig Blas was sentenced to 7 years in State prison. I want to thank everyone who spoke out against this dangerous criminal. During the hearing, Judge Simmons acknowledged all of the letters he received from residents in North County. Our community is safer because of everyone stepping up and voicing their concerns! If you’re unfamiliar […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 11, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

I wanted to update you as it’s been a busy week and the safety of our community is in peril.  On Friday, I was joined by concerned community members, teachers, and parents from Borrego Springs. Our message, San Diego County is NOT the place for sexually violent predators.  After our press conference, we all proceeded to the […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 5, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Last year, I led the effort at the Board of Supervisors to oppose any further placements of Sexually Violent Predators in San Diego County until local jurisdictions have a seat at the table with full veto authority. This vote passed unanimously, with all Board members agreeing that San Diego County should have local control when it comes […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  July 1, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yesterday, my effort, in partnership with District Attorney Summer Stephan and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, to declare fentanyl a public health crisis was unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors. By declaring illicit fentanyl a Public Health Crisis, we elevate awareness and take the first step in putting the public on notice. We need to start treating illicit […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  June 28, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

On May 20th, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warned that two-thirds of the U.S. could experience blackouts this summer. Earlier in the month, California energy officials warned that summer blackouts may continue for the next three summers. There’s already finger-pointing occurring from government agencies and many theories being publicized including climate change, severe drought, quick […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  June 23, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

A lot has happened during my first three years on the Board of Supervisors, but there is nothing that I’m prouder to be a part of than One Safe Place. Earlier today, I got to tour this new building, which will be a life-saver for North County. Located in San Marcos, One Safe Place provides free support services to […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  June 16, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Emotions are, understandably, running high in our country, and as a society it’s imperative that we feel safe at a grocery store, sending our kids to school, or any other daily event. My goal as a policymaker is to address the root cause of what’s happening in our society. We have a mental health crisis on […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  June 13, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

While the County of San Diego doesn’t have jurisdiction when it comes to schools, I cannot sit by idly as we see the horrific school shootings occurring in our country. Over the past two weeks, I’ve received dozens of emails from concerned parents wondering if their child is safe in the classroom. My daughter teaches 2nd […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond – Fentanyl Town Hall

By   /  June 10, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

On Wednesday, June 9th, I held a Virtual Town Hall, with District Attorney Summer Stephan titled, “What Every Parent Should Know About Fentanyl.” It was illuminating and I encourage every parent to watch/listen to the meeting and share it with their friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  As summer approaches and teens have more free time, it’s imperative that […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Budget Workshop Tonight

By   /  June 6, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Over the coming weeks, the County of San Diego will receive community input, deliberate and adjust, and adopt the 2022-23 budget. Tonight, I’m going to be hosting a budget workshop at 5:30 pm. This will be a great time to ask questions and give your input on where your tax dollars should be spent. Meeting […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  May 27, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

The tragic stories of fentanyl overdoses are becoming all too common, with heartbreaking stories of kids dying because they bought prescription pills like Adderall or Xanax and they turned out to be laced with fentanyl. As we head into summer and kids are out of school, it’s imperative that parents are equipped with the knowledge to talk to […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  May 24, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Seniors are the fastest-growing population in North County and we must do all we can to help them by bringing resources directly to senior centers. Ahead of tomorrow’s Board meeting, I have partnered with Supervisor Anderson to bring County staff to senior centers that will provide information on special programs and services that can help seniors. If passed, the initiative will implement a […]

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