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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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Supervisor Jim Deasmond

By   /  May 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

There are a lot of wonderful people making North County a special place. I wanted to highlight a few of them today!  First, I want to give a BIG shoutout to the “Rising Star of the Year” students. They were honored by the Vista Chamber of Commerce last Friday for their outstanding work in the classroom and […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -More Taxes Coming?

By   /  May 19, 2022  /  North County  /  1 Comment

Last week, a group called, Let’s Go San Diego submitted signatures with hopes of getting a half-cent sales tax on the November 2022 ballot. This would help fund SANDAG’s $160 billion transit plan.  With inflation at record highs, this is not the time for more taxes. Most San Diegans are looking at three half-cent sales taxes. Here […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Headlines Like This Are Unacceptable!

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

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, Craig Blas was arrested in Escondido last weekend where ‘police found a handgun magazine, three fake oxycodone pills that tested positive for fentanyl, a red dot sight for a pistol, and $738 in cash. The officers searched his vehicle and found a handgun with no serial number.’ Police also found about 36 […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

I wanted to update you on a few things. First, we had two Board meetings this week, and while we were able to bring in much-needed resources for North County, much of the time was spent on the definition of a woman. Check out the video below, or click here to see what I had to say […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  April 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

It’s been a busy two days at the Board of Supervisors, here’s an update on what we passed and what I disagreed with.  As I mentioned at the end of the video above, the most controversial item at Tuesday’s meeting was the local implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  April 25, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

I wanted to give you the latest news as gas prices continue to rise across San Diego County. At last month’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Anderson and I initiated action, unanimously approved by the Board, to send a letter to State lawmakers for a one-year suspension of the state gas tax. We also voted to support a rebate […]

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Jim Desmond Excited About the Future of North County

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

TR Robertson — After two years of Zoom meetings, social distancing and mask wearing, Fifth District Supervisor Jim Desmond spoke before a standing room only crowd of dignitaries and interested attendees presenting a State of North County Address recognizing community accomplishments, celebrating the region, and previewing the year ahead. The event was held at El […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  April 21, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

What a day! I want to thank everyone who attended the State of the North County and made today so special. The reason an event like today was so meaningful is because we had so many of the people who make North County such a wonderful place, in the same room, at the same time.  I want […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -SanDag Audit

By   /  March 30, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Did you see the SANDAG audit? The audit found that over the past four years of credit card purchases, SANDAG spent over $2,485,001 of taxpayer dollars on their procurement card. Here’s more from the audit: “The auditor noted, $99.95 for a Target gift card for a monthly prize gift card, $306.53 at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

Seniors, generally on fixed incomes, are the fastest-growing population in North County and we must do all we can to help them with the rising prices of electricity, gas, and housing.  It’s no secret there is a major need for affordable housing in San Diego County. Many families are being priced out of the market and […]

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