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  • Another sexually violent predator

    Superviser Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    It is with profound disappointment and deep concern that I express my opposition to the decision allowing the placement of Sexually Violent Predator Alvin Quarles, also known as the "Bolder than Most" rapist, back into San Diego County. The judge's decision is devastating for our community, and I strongly believe there is no place for such a monstrous individual in our midst. For over three years, Mr. Quarles terrorized our communities, committing heinous acts of rape against a dozen women. His behavior's consistent and...

  • Border visit

    Superviser Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    I wanted to update you on the immigration crisis, which continues to overwhelm our Border Patrol agents and cause a major strain on our local resources. Last week, I visited the border and migrant encampments in Jacumba. The chaos continues with dozens of people camped out, waiting for the Border Patrol to take them to a resource center, paid for by county taxpayers. While I was there, I saw a suburban speed towards the fence on the Mexico side, drop off about a dozen people, and rush away. The migrants then walked through...

  • My transportation vision

    Superviser Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Jul 10, 2021

    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 would be a set price all San Diegans are charged for every mile traveled within the state of California. The money would then be used to pay for public transportation. While I believe public transportation has its place, I’m completely against a per-mile road charge and continuing to add taxes to San Diegans. But the question has come up, “If you were in charge, where would you want to see transp...