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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

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

Veterans Moving Forward

A few months ago, I toured the Vista Detention Facility and saw firsthand the incredible work being done by the Veterans Moving... — Updated 10/25/2019

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

Veterans Forum to discuss 'Hidden Heroes'

A few weeks ago, I was honored to be a part of a veteran’s forum at California State University San Marcos. Throughout the... — Updated 10/18/2019 Full story


County grants now available

My office is open. We are now accepting applications from public agencies and non... — Updated 10/11/2019 Full story


SANDAG compromises on transportation plan

5th District - It’s been an on-going debate amongst my fellow board members at... — Updated 10/4/2019 Full story


Residents' input needed at SANDAG meeting

The future of San Diego's transportation is about to be decided. This Friday,... — Updated 9/27/2019 Full story


Fallbrook to benefit from county

Last week, I mentioned that we are going through budget deliberations for San... — Updated 9/25/2019 Full story

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

My office is here to help

I know what most people think: Government is slow and tied down by bureaucratic red tape. While that may be true in some... — Updated 9/20/2019 Full story


Second revitalization meeting is Sept. 17

We are headed back to Fallbrook. My staff and I will be coming out to the... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion


By now most kids are back in school, the house is probably a little quieter (good or bad) and the summer starts to fade away. For... — Updated 9/9/2019 Full story


Discuss 'The Power of a Story' at Veterans Forum, Sept. 23

San Diego County is home to the nation’s largest concentration of military... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story


More parks are coming to District 5

Parks play an important role in our community. The San Diego County park system... — Updated 8/24/2019 Full story


Firefighters put their lives on the line

We often take many things for granted. The beautiful county we live in, the oppor... — Updated 8/12/2019 Full story


Streamlining discretionary permitting process would make housing more affordable

We all know housing affordability is a problem in San Diego County. Housing... — Updated 8/5/2019 Full story


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