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San Marcos Mayor delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Jim Desmond delivered San Marcos’ 2017 State of the City Address on Tuesday, Feb. 28 as part of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors’ Installation and Awards Luncheon program.

Presented to an audience packed with leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profits, local businesses, residents and others devoted to San Marcos, Mayor Jim Desmond’s talk highlighted the most significant accomplishments of the last year and outlined upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation and other quality of life issues.

“The priorities of the city are safety, management or resources and quality of life,” said Mayor Desmond. “In 2016, we had much to be proud of.”

Recent achievements included a 22 percent decrease in reported crimes, aggressive flood management, above average San Marcos Fire Department response times, maintaining and improving city infrastructure, the addition of fifteen new development projects in the pipeline, and a balanced budget of nearly $70 million. In 2017, residents can expect traffic relief as the city works with Caltrans to widen State Route 78 between Woodland Parkway and Twin Oaks Valley Road. By 2018, construction will start on two new bridges over the San Marcos Creek at Via Vera Cruz and Bent Avenue.

Mayor Desmond also applauded the city’s economic achievements and noted that San Marcos is the education hub of North County San Diego.

“In San Marcos, we continue to build upon our foundation as the education hub of North County; within that foundation is jobs and economic vitality,” said Mayor Desmond. “With education as our backbone, we are uncovering San Marcos’ economic potential together.”

In his address, the Mayor stressed the importance of the community partnerships to tackle the various issues facing the city—issues such as the move to by-district elections, increasing retirement costs, and re-calibrating the San Marcos Creek District plan to accommodate changing retail and housing demands.

Desmond stated, “We’re [the City of San Marcos] proactively addressing challenges ahead and leaning on our partnerships to drive overall regional success. We will not be the economic engine that could, or should, but the engine that will get the job done.”

The 2017 State of the City Address will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV during the month of March on Cox Communications Channel 19, Timer Warner Cable Channel 24, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on demand at www.san-marcos.net.

Mayor Jim Desmond to deliver State of the City Address

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond

Mayor Jim Desmond will deliver the 2015 San Marcos State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 24 during a luncheon at Green Gables Estate, 134 Woodland Parkway. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch and program to follow.

Co-hosted by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will combine their annual Chamber Installation and Awards with the State of the City Address. By joining forces, the event will include the installation of the new Chamber Board of Directors and a business awards recognizing businesses for their contributions to the community.

Mayor Desmond will also give his State of the City Address that will highlight some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year and outline upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues

Tickets for the State of the City are available for $50 per person or $600 for a sponsored table of eight. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available through the event’s co-host, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

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For corporate sponsorship information, please contact Hal Martin at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270 or hal@sanmarcoschamber.com. For general event information, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Divan at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174 or sdivan@san-marcos.net.

Mayor Jim Desmond to Deliver State of San Marcos Address

Mayor Jim Desmond to deliver State of the City Address

Mayor Jim Desmond will deliver the 2014 San Marcos State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 25 during a luncheon at Green Gables Estate, 134 Woodland Parkway. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch and program to follow.

This year’s event will highlight some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year and outline upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues.

Tickets for the State of the City are available for $40 per person or $500 for a sponsored table of eight. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available through the event’s co-host, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

For ticket sales, please visit http://bit.ly/1bTlq9j. For corporate sponsorship information, please contact the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270.

City of San Marcos, CA: San Marcos State of the City Address to be delivered

 

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond

Mayor Jim Desmond will deliver the 2011 State of the City Address for San Marcos on Tuesday, March 8 at 8:30 am. The speech will take place at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive. A networking breakfast begins at 7:30 am.

Tickets are available for $20 per person for the breakfast and a seat in the Council Chamber for the address. Free seating in the adjacent Valley of Discovery Room will be made available at 8:30 am for guests wishing to only attend the Mayor’s speech.

Those interested in purchasing tickets should call the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270. Corporate sponsorships are also available through the Chamber.

Mayor Desmond will touch on the accomplishments in the community during 2010 and will present a vision for the City’s future in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues.

The Mayor’s State of the City Address will air live on San Marcos TV Channel 19 (Cox Communications), Channel 24 (Time Warner Cable), Channel 99 (AT&T) and online at www.san-marcos.net. The program will be rebroadcast during the month of March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 3 pm. It will also be available on-demand on the City’s Web site.

The event is being co-hosted by the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

For tickets, please contact the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270.