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How do we revive the economy?

Thank you, San Diego County. The sacrifices you’ve made are extensive, and... — Updated 5/1/2020 Full story


Bring businesses back

While we continue to stay at home and do a great job flattening the curve, I... — Updated 4/25/2020 Full story


Social distancing is the key

Fifth District We are in this fight together. While COVID-19 is the hidden... — Updated 4/13/2020 Full story


COVID-19 update

These are interesting times that we are living through. While the situation... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story


Restaurants and bars to get some relief

The last two weeks have caused unprecedented uncertainty across this country and... — Updated 3/27/2020 Full story


Coronavirus update

Our world has certainly changed this past week, and as I write this I understand... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story


There's an app for that

5th District I’m not great with all of the new and ever-changing technology... — Updated 3/13/2020 Full story


Addressing homelessness in Fallbrook

A few weeks ago, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed a... — Updated 3/3/2020 Full story


Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

One of the hardest, but most rewarding parts about being a San Diego County... — Updated 2/28/2020 Full story


Streamline the permitting process

We’ve all heard it; there’s a shortage of housing in San Diego County. Every... — Updated 2/21/2020 Full story


The Coronavirus

District Five San Diego County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... — Updated 2/12/2020


Podcast offers latest info

5th District Do you want to stay up to date on the latest happenings in San... — Updated 2/6/2020 Full story

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

Programs for homeless need to be effective

Homelessness in California is at extremely high levels and San Diego, while better than San Francisco and Los Angeles, has a... — Updated 2/2/2020 Full story


What county supervisors do

5th District As we are now fully in 2020, I thought this would be a great time... — Updated 1/24/2020


$90 Million for bike lanes!?

Fifth District This past Friday, common sense went out the window. At a meeting... — Updated 1/20/2020


County offers resources to residents

As we head into 2020, I want to let everyone know about the resources we have for... — Updated 1/11/2020 Full story


Looking ahead in 2020

It’s been a fantastic first year as a San Diego County Supervisor and while... — Updated 1/2/2020 Full story

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

A Busy Year

The end of the year is a great time to look back and look ahead. While it’s been a whirlwind first year as a San Diego County... — Updated 12/29/2019


Our last board meeting

5th District We held our final board meeting for 2019 recently. It seems like... — Updated 12/18/2019 Full story


A Thank you to my constituents

Fifth District Last week, we held our inaugural Holiday Open House. It was... — Updated 12/12/2019 Full story


More bike lanes?

District 5 I sound like a broken record, but SANDAG is up to their usual tricks.... — Updated 12/6/2019



Where has the year gone? It seems like I was just being sworn into office and... — Updated 12/1/2019


Thank you to our firefighters

The past few weeks have seemed like a ticking time bomb. While the winds howled... — Updated 11/15/2019


Local organizations benefit from reinvestment

SThe Neighborhood Reinvestment Program provides grant funds to nonprofit... — Updated 11/7/2019


Fix the roads

It’s the old political stump speech, “If you elect me, I’m going to fix... — Updated 10/30/2019 Full story


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