Articles written by Supervisor Jim Desmond

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Let us make our own decisions

This past Friday, I scrolled through my phone and came upon something I... — Updated 10/22/2020


Managing risks

Life is about managing risks. Every time we leave our house, there is some risk... — Updated 10/15/2020


We've lost sight

I’ve repeated this often over the last few months. We have lost sight of the... — Updated 10/8/2020

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Not good enough

A celebration is not in order. Even though San Diego County barely missed... — Updated 10/2/2020


Trying to reopen businesses

San Diego has been backed into a corner with unreasonable expectations. The... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story


The hypocrisy of COVID-19 versus economy

Everyday tens of thousands of people safely shop at big box retail and grocery... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story


Two steps forward, one step back

Let’s start with the good news. Your continued pressure has been felt in... — Updated 9/10/2020 Full story


Good news, bad news

We can start with some good news when it comes to our push to reopen San Diego. O... — Updated 9/4/2020 Full story


Welcome to budget season

For many years, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has been criticized... — Updated 8/20/2020 Full story


Students should head back-to-school

Over the last four months there have been many unknowns regarding COVID-19, but... — Updated 8/13/2020 Full story


We have to learn to live with COVID-19

When it comes to any decisions at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, I... — Updated 8/6/2020 Full story


Open our schools

We must get our kids back in school. I know for some that can be a frightening... — Updated 7/30/2020 Full story


Shutdowns are unwarranted

Unfortunately for many businesses in San Diego County, the end is near. With the... — Updated 7/23/2020 Full story


Small businesses & nonprofits

I know that the last three months have been extremely difficult for small... — Updated 7/17/2020 Full story


The latest at the county

My goal during this pandemic has been to keep people safe, while responsibly... — Updated 7/9/2020 Full story


Moving San Diego forward

At the beginning of this pandemic, public health officials told us the goal. We... — Updated 7/3/2020 Full story


The latest openings in San Diego County

We continue to make progress in reopening San Diego County, while also keeping ou... — Updated 6/25/2020 Full story


Making more progress

Last week, I took a tour of Fit Athletic and Gym, which is the largest privately... — Updated 6/18/2020 Full story


Opening up businesses

Throughout our battle against COVID-19, my goal has always been to open more busi... — Updated 6/11/2020 Full story


Protecting our most vulnerable

5th District During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been led by facts and data.... — Updated 6/4/2020 Full story


Should we open businesses "or" stay safe?

Should we open businesses “or” stay safe? It is not an either/or answer ... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story


Thank you, San Diego County

These past two months have been difficult for everyone, but especially for busine... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story


Reopening businesses is the goal

Last week, my office received word that Gov. Gavin Newsom would be closing down... — Updated 5/7/2020 Full story


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


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