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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  April 15, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

North County Leaders Demand Urgent Action On Border Security Today, I stood alongside the Mayors of Carlsbad, Vista, and San Marcos and the Deputy Mayor of Oceanside to address a pressing concern that affects us all: illegal immigration and maritime smuggling. Just this past Saturday, another incident unfolded as a boat raced into our shoreline, […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  April 9, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

I wanted to share some good news regarding our ongoing battle for fair electricity rates. You may recall the recent uproar surrounding the proposed changes to the fixed rate portion of our SDG&E electric bills. Many of you joined me in expressing concern about the unfairness of tying this fee to household income rather than […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -What is Community Choice Aggregation?

By   /  March 18, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

You’re invited to a virtual presentation on the upcoming transition from SDG&E to the Community Choice Aggregation. Are you wondering about Community Choice Aggregation and its impact on your daily life? Have you received a flyer in the mail about the pending switch? This meeting is tailor-made for you. RSVP Join us on Wednesday, March […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

I wanted to update you on the crisis at our border and the impact it is having on San Diego. Last week, I witnessed firsthand the sight of hundreds of individuals from various corners of the world being dropped onto our streets. This comes on the heels of the closure of the Migrant Resource Center. The […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -A Migrant Shelter in San Diego?

By   /  March 1, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

Earlier this week, I stood as the lone dissenting voice against looking into a Long-Term Migrant Transfer Site and Respite Shelter in San Diego. My decision stems from a deep concern about the implications of supporting such a facility in our community. I refuse to be complicit in perpetuating a failed and broken immigration system. […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Border Crisis in San Diego

By   /  February 26, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yesterday, I witnessed firsthand the sight of hundreds of individuals from various corners of the world being dropped onto our streets. This comes on the heels of the closure of the Migrant Resource Center last Friday. The Federal Government left the County without any resources and so far has left 1,300 people stranded and without guidance. […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -$6 Million Set to Expire

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

The County of San Diego is on the brink of depleting the $6 million in local tax dollars utilized to fund transportation and other items for migrants entering the country. I have consistently opposed using local funds for federal responsibilities, as I firmly believe that local tax dollars should not be used to compensate for […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Stopping the Fixed Rate Electricity Proposal

By   /  February 19, 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 -Preparing for Upcoming Storm

By   /  January 30, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

As we brace for another storm, it’s crucial that we are all prepared. Witnessing the impact of the recent storm on our region, we are determined to minimize potential damage. While forecasts can change, we are expecting significant rain starting Thursday and another storm following on Monday. The County Office of Emergency Services urges everyone […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Stopping Sexually Violent Predators

By   /  January 23, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

A few weeks ago, I shared the unfortunate news that a judge deemed a Sexually Violent Predator, Alvin Quarles, for placement back into San Diego County. For over three years, Mr. Quarles terrorized our communities, committing heinous acts of rape against a dozen women. Time and time again, we have witnessed these placements despite overwhelming public outcry […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Waiving Fees for ADU’s 

By   /  January 8, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

In January 2019, I voted to establish a pilot program to waive County fees for accessory dwelling units (ADUs, or “Granny Flats”) within the unincorporated areas for five years. As the program’s expiration approaches, I’m pleased to report that approximately 1,500 ADU projects have benefitted, with a cumulative savings of nearly $15 million to applicants. […]

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Seeing the Chaos at the Border – Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

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

Over the past two months, many people have asked me, what is the actual situation at our southern border? The fact is, the immigration process is completely broken. In the past two months, 40,000 migrants have been dropped in San Diego County. These are the numbers that we know about and don’t include the “Gotaways,” […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  November 14, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the California Public Utilities Commission public meeting regarding the proposed new fixed-rate electricity plan. This proposal has sparked significant concerns, particularly for the residents of San Diego. If you’re unfamiliar with this plan, let me provide a breakdown of its essential components and the potential implications […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -The Plan to Charge San Diegans Based on Their Income

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

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to participate in the California Public Utilities Commission public meeting regarding the proposed new fixed-rate electricity plan. This proposal has sparked significant concerns, particularly for the residents of San Diego. If you’re unfamiliar with this plan, let me provide a breakdown of its essential components and the potential implications […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Introducing the Blue Envelope Program

By   /  October 3, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

I am thrilled to share a significant development passed during this week’s board meeting – the Blue Envelope Program for San Diego County. This initiative aims to enhance communication between law enforcement agencies and the diverse communities they serve. I’m proud to support the implementation of the “Blue Envelope” program. This initiative facilitates clear communication […]

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Supervisor Desmond -Declaring the Border Situation a Humanitarian Crisis

By   /  September 28, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

San Diego, CA -In a unanimous decision today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors officially declared the ongoing border situation a “Humanitarian Crisis.” This declaration comes in response to a mounting crisis that has seen over 7,800 migrants dropped at transit stations in San Diego County since September 13, 2023. The Federal government’s lack […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Urgent Action Required: Migrant Crisis Grips San Diego County

By   /  September 18, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

For the past four days, we have witnessed an unprecedented influx of migrants from all corners of the world being dropped off at transit stations throughout San Diego County. Over 2,000 individuals have entered our region, and the numbers show no sign of slowing down. Our immigration system appears non-existent, and people from far and […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

We are excited to announce a special event to unite our veterans and military families in a supportive and inclusive environment. This event is organized in partnership with the San Diego Veteran’s Coalition and is designed to provide updated information on benefits, resources, and connections tailored to your needs. Event Details: What to Expect: This gathering […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Drowning Prevention Day

By   /  July 28, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yesterday was a day of great significance as I stood alongside the City of Oceanside and The Prevent Drowning Foundation to raise awareness for a crucial cause – Drowning Prevention. We have all heard heartbreaking stories of children falling into pools or parents looking away for just a few moments, resulting in tragic incidents. With the […]

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