The Third District

4S Ranch, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Del Dios, Del Mar, Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Mesa, Encinitas, Escondido, La Jolla Farms, Leucadia, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Olivenhain, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual, Scripps Ranch, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, Tierrasanta, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, University City


Supervisor Dave Roberts represents a district that stretches from the coastline to the inland valleys and includes research centers, a military base, bedroom communities and major employment centers. By adhering to the county's General Management System, Supervisor Roberts promotes strong fiscal discipline, a clean environment, and above all, safe and livable communities. He is an active supporter of libraries, parks and job promotion.

With nearly 630,000 residents, District 3 overlays all or portions of five incorporated cities, including nearly a dozen distinct communities within the city of San Diego.

District 3 takes in coastal communities from Torrey Pines State Beach through Encinitas. At the southwest boundary of the district is Sorrento Valley and Torrey Pines Mesa, a hub of biotech, high-tech and pharmaceutical research, where companies make everything from wireless devices to algae-based motor fuel. Also along the coast are the cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas. These cities receive law enforcement, library and other services from the County of San Diego.

Along the coastline, Supervisor Roberts has championed efforts to restore and enhance many miles of beaches, coastal lagoons and watersheds. He has participated in a multi-agency effort to restore the San Dieguito wetlands and has promoted the development of a connective rail trail.

District 3 bridges the coast to the inland corridor by way of Mira Mesa, where Qualcomm, Inc. – the region's largest, private-sector employer – is headquartered. The northeast corner of District 3 includes historic Escondido as well as San Pasqual Valley, communities with rich agricultural heritage. Just south of Escondido and Lake Hodges is Rancho Bernardo, where multinational companies such as Sony and Northrop Grumman employ many thousands of residents. Moving south, District 3 includes the bedroom communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Scripps Ranch, Tierrasanta and Sabre Springs. The District also overlays Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Supervisor Roberts works with all of these communities by recommending county funding to support a host of public safety, tourism, business and social service groups at work within the many neighborhoods.