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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

Earlier today, I submitted a California Public Records Act request to the State of California asking for all correspondence regarding Sexually Violent Predators with Liberty Healthcare. It is time for San Diegans to know details regarding the placement of Sexually Violent Predators. Understanding how SVPs are handled will help us to protect our neighborhoods from […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Free Emergency Pet Kit

By   /  October 3, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

An important part of being prepared in an emergency is making sure that you have a plan for your pet. Over 60% of San Diego County residents have a pet and we want to do all we can to help. On October 8, my office along with the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services will be […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

Yesterday, I stood alongside staff at the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA in Oceanside to announce free swimming lessons in North County! Earlier this week, I proposed to allocate part of our American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide free swimming lessons to those in San Diego County. I’m pleased to say that my colleagues […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond – Protecting Our Region

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

Living in San Diego County, the threat of fires is constant, that is why I have made fire safety one of my top priorities during my time on the Board of Supervisors. We’ve initiated efforts to come up with a pre-fire strategy and evacuation routes. I’ve led the effort to increase roadside vegetation management, especially […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -We Stopped The Per Mile Tax

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

On Friday, the SANDAG Board of Directors (after feeling pressure from the public) decided to remove the per-mile tax from the Regional Transportation Plan. You can read more about it here. I want to thank everyone who spoke out against SANDAG’s per-mile tax. I know many of you have helped spread the message on social media […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

Homelessness is an issue of great concern in San Diego County. Whenever I meet with groups or people in our community, the most frequently asked question I receive is, ‘What is being done about homelessness?’ I have made homelessness a top priority, by helping individuals get off of streets and sidewalks, and making our communities safer. I’m […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

Over the past few years, San Diego County has become a dumping ground for the worst of the worst, Sexually Violent Predators. You’ve probably heard or read about these monsters being placed in communities like Borrego Springs, Mt. Helix and one even being proposed in Rancho Bernardo. Last year, I led the effort at the Board […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  September 13, 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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Supervisor Jim Desmond -9/11 VIDEO

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

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was shocked like all Americans, not yet comprehending the impact this would have on all our lives. I reflected on my time in the Navy and how our brave military personnel must be feeling the days after 9/11. VIDEO HERE Everyone remembers where they were when they saw the […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  September 9, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

A question I often get asked is, ‘Where can I take my family member or friend who’s suffering from mental health issues?’ Whether you’re suffering from a behavioral health crisis, or just want to know where there are resources, someone is available to help 24 hours a day. Confidential and free of charge, the  San […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

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

Earlier today, I stood alongside Supervisor Joel Anderson, emergency personnel, farmers, and ranchers to announce that applications are now open for the Agriculture Pass program! What is an AG pass?… During a wildfire or other disaster, the Ag Pass allows commercial livestock or agriculture operators access to evacuated areas to care for crops and animals. Who […]

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Jim Desmond Honoring The Vista Girls 8U Allstars Winning Championship

By   /  August 17, 2022  /  Local, Sports  /  No Comments

Earlier today, I was able to honor a very special group of girls! The Vista 8U All-Stars were the first team in the history of their program to win the State Championship!  To demonstrate how mighty these girls are, during the Semi-Finals at the State Tournament, they were Down 4-0 in the bottom of the last […]

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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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