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Around the County

As we head into fall (where did the time go) I wanted to give you some updates... — Updated 10/1/2021 Full story


Parents should decide

Last week, the State of California Department of Public Health released new... — Updated 7/23/2021 Full story


Help for domestic violence victims

A lot has happened during my first three years on the Board of Supervisors, but... — Updated 7/17/2021 Full story


My transportation vision

In last week’s op-ed, I talked about SANDAG’s latest proposal for a ‘road charge.’ For those who didn’t read it, this wou... — Updated 7/10/2021 Full story

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

Per-mile tax is a nonstarter

In 2004, SANDAG proposed a new sales tax to voters that would generate $14 billion dollars, which promised to relieve traffic... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

Let's move forward, together

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been asked, ‘What have you learned over the past year?’ It’s an interesting question and one... — Updated 6/23/2021


COVID-19 relief

Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to allocate over $600 million from the... — Updated 6/16/2021


San Diego County is being taken advantage of

The federal government is taking advantage of San Diego County and it shows no si... — Updated 6/9/2021


COVID-19 relief

The federal government has allocated over $300 million to San Diego County for CO... — Updated 6/2/2021


Drowning prevention

We are blessed to live in a County that is home to many beaches and pools, which... — Updated 5/26/2021


County update

For the last 14 months, like many around the country, the Board of Supervisors... — Updated 5/19/2021


Community Paramedicine

We’ve learned a lot over the last year. While there’s been tragedy, we’ve a... — Updated 5/12/2021


Helping our restaurants

San Diego County restaurants have suffered greatly over the last year. We’ve... — Updated 5/5/2021


Two COVID-19 studies

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Follow the science,’ over the last year.... — Updated 4/28/2021


Latest county news

A lot has been happening recently in San Diego County, and progress continues to... — Updated 4/21/2021


Addressing homelessness in North County

We’ve all heard the same political campaign speech, ‘We need to solve... — Updated 4/14/2021


More progress

We continue to make great progress in our fight against COVID-19. San Diego... — Updated 4/7/2021


Helping those at the San Diego Convention Center

Over the last several weeks, we’ve started to see heartbreaking photos coming... — Updated 4/1/2021


Three COVID updates

The past week was a major step forward in our fight against COVID-19. First, on... — Updated 3/24/2021


Hazardous materials disposal appointments open

I have great news for North County. Starting Saturday, March 20, North County... — Updated 3/17/2021


Public safety power shut offs require planning

Public safety power shut offs can disrupt life throughout San Diego County. The... — Updated 3/10/2021


Fans in the stands

Last week, I wrote a letter to our governor asking him to allow fans into Petco... — Updated 3/3/2021


Back to purple

We are back to the purple tier in the County of San Diego, in fact we’ve been... — Updated 3/1/2021


We are making progress

San Diego County has administered over 500,000 vaccines and that number... — Updated 2/17/2021


Vaccine shortages are frustrating

The rollout for the COVID-19 vaccine has been frustrating, not just in San Diego... — Updated 2/10/2021


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