FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621
Beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Escondido City Hall operating hours will be restored to full time and will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In making this announcement, Mayor Sam Abed said, “We are very pleased to provide full time city services to the general public. The additional cost of the full schedule will be covered under the balanced budget policy approved by the City Council in 2011. With the improved economic activities in Escondido, it is important that we provide the residents, businesses and visitors with the highest level of service they expect from our city.
Escondido City Hall has been closed every Friday since January 2009 as a cost savings measure resulting from the recession. Prior to that, City Hall was closed on every other Friday since 1993 when a 9/80 work schedule was implemented.