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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Overcrowding at Border Facilities & Alarming Testimonies on Child Trafficking

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

There is a lot of other news, but I wanted to note that the San Diego Border sector is still seeing large numbers of illegal immigrants. Border Patrol facilities in the San Diego region are at 150% capacity, with more than 1,500 migrants in custody as of Tuesday morning. I also wanted to inform you of […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -New County Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking

By   /  July 11, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

San Diegans will soon see and hear a new County media campaign designed to raise public awareness about human trafficking. This educational campaign includes radio announcements, outdoor billboards, and digital media to inform children, youth, and their peers on how to protect themselves from exploitation. This was part of an effort I led last year […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Time to Enforce Common Sense Solutions for Homelessness

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

The Supreme Court decision affirming cities’ authority to ban sleeping on public sidewalks marks a significant victory for common sense. This ruling is paramount for the safety and well-being of our community and for restoring the lives of those suffering. It’s time for the city and county to restrict all sleeping on sidewalks. So many […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

I wanted to provide an important update on the current situation at our border, which has become increasingly concerning over the past week. Since President Biden announced an executive order intended to curb illegal immigration, we have unfortunately witnessed the opposite effect. The number of individuals crossing into San Diego has remained the same, with […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond- Border Crisis Update & National Security Concerns

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

This is a critical update on the current situation at our border and its broader implications for our country. Last week, reporter Bill Melugin spoke with a Turkish man who had illegally crossed into Jacumba, CA, along with a group of other Turkish men. He revealed that he paid $10,000 to a cartel for assistance […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -The State is Raising Our Electricity Bill

By   /  May 29, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

A few months back, I reached out to you regarding the State of California’s ill-conceived plan to charge electricity based on income. Thanks to our collective outcry, that proposal was rightfully defeated. However, our voices were not heard loud enough, as the state has now introduced a similar flawed scheme. The California Public Utilities Commission […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond-Migrant Processing Center

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

I wanted to update you on the border crisis happening in San Diego. Yesterday, I stood alone in voting against accepting $19 million from the Federal Government to establish a migrant processing center in San Diego County. This decision reflects my unwavering stance that we cannot continue to merely pass the problem of illegal immigration […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond-San Diego County Unveils Budget Plan: Community Input Encouraged

By   /  May 17, 2024  /  Local, North County  /  1 Comment

Over the coming weeks, the County of San Diego will actively seek community input, deliberate, make adjustments, and ultimately adopt the 2024-2025 budget. This is one of the most important times of the year because it is crucial that we spend taxpayer dollars effectively while maintaining a healthy financial state through strong operating reserves. I […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Urgent Action Needed: Stop the Gas Tax Increase

By   /  May 7, 2024  /  Local, North County  /  No Comments

As you know, we’re facing a critical situation with soaring gas prices, escalating energy and utility costs, out-of-control housing expenses, and relentless inflation driving up the prices of goods and services. Many of our fellow Californians, including seniors on fixed incomes and hardworking families, are finding it increasingly difficult to afford even the most basic […]

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Supervisor Desmond- San Diego Is Epicenter For Illegal Immigration

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

San Diego is the new epicenter for migrants and illegal immigration. Last week alone, Border Patrol apprehended over 9,000 illegal border crossers within the San Diego sector. This surge in illegal crossings has propelled San Diego to the unfortunate position of leading all nine southern border sectors in April, a trend unseen since the 1990s. Since […]

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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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