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Around the County With Supervisor Jim Desmond

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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of meeting Cory Iverson’s family. Cory is the Cal Fire Firefighter who lost his life fighting the Thomas Fire.
Interstate 15 from the 78 to Via Rancho Parkway is now named Cal Fire Firefighter Cory Iverson Memorial Highway.
Cory gave his life protecting this state. We can never forget Cory’s bravery and unfailing dedication to protect us.
County Proposes Stabilization Centers for Homeless
On Tuesday, my colleagues and I voted to provide more ongoing, long term help for people suffering from mental illness and drug abuse.
This is a step in the right direction to clean up our streets and help those who are in need.
Our podcast, Around the County which is a weekly chat about issues in our district, is officially up on the iTunes store.
This week we talked about teaming up with Supervisor Jacob on pre-fire prevention, the upcoming night budget hearing, and the revitalization committees in Valley Center, Fallbrook and Borrego Springs.
Also, we talked a bit about the Max 737’s being grounded.
Last week, I toured the San Diego County Offices of Emergency Services.
I was impressed with how prepared San Diego County is to handle, maintain, and get the word out about any emergency we may face.
Make sure to download the “SD Emergency App” which allows you to get text alerts when emergencies happen in San Diego. It’s a great way to stay informed!
Meet Michael Miller
The Man Who’s Always Avaliable
Michael Miller recently joined Supervisor Desmond’s staff as the office’s student-worker. A resident of San Marcos since 2002, Michael is currently studying political science at Cal State San Marcos. This fall, he will be attending the University of South Carolina School of law.
Michael helps out in many ways around the office including, writing letters sitting in on meetings and helping to collect information throughout the district.
District 5 Happenings
Hawk Tests Positive for West Nile
A dead Cooper’s hawk found in Lakeside has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first sign this year of the potentially deadly disease in San Diego County.
County Vector Control officials said people should remember to follow the County’s “Prevent, Protect, Report” guidelines—particularly to dump out standing water and to wear insect repellent—to protect themselves from mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile virus and other diseases.
Report increased mosquito activity, or neglected, green swimming pools and other mosquito-breeding sources, as well as dead birds — dead crows, ravens, jays, hawks and owls — to environmental health’s Vector Control Program by calling (858) 694-2888 or emailingvector@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Clean Water 💧
San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize the County’s Department of Environmental Health to carry out an agreement with the state for $348,000 to help fund the County’s beach water quality program.
The County’s beach water quality program protects residents and visitors year-round by testing and evaluating water conditions for harmful bacteria levels at more 90 local beaches and bays, posting beach conditions and is paid for by a variety of state and federal funds.

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