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Nominations Sought for City Council Awards
Each year the Escondido City Council recognizes people who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service.
If you have an individual, group, or organization in mind who has impacted the City in a positive way in 2019, please consider submitting a nomination by Monday, January 27, 2020. The form can be found here:
https://www.escondido.org/council-awards.aspx Award winners are selected by the City Council. There will be a total of four City Council awards and one Mayor’s award. Awards will be presented at the State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 

Downtown Wi-Fi Upgrade
The City has just finished a project to upgrade the “Escondido Downtown Wi-Fi” network. The wireless network covers downtown Escondido from Juniper Street to Orange Street along Grand Avenue. It also covers the areas around City Hall, Grape Day Park and the Escondido Public Library. Over 35 wireless access points have already been upgraded from older Cisco Meraki equipment to newer Ubiquiti Unifi equipment.
These upgrades have resulted in better speed and reliability of this free public wireless network. The City has provided this free public wireless for the benefit of Downtown Escondido businesses, visitors, and residents for over 15 years, and we take pride in ensuring that it keeps up with the times. With these upgrades in place, we are ensuring that this network is ready to meet the increased data demands we expect to see as our community continues to embrace technology.

Library Survey
The Escondido Public Library is hosting a survey to gather feedback on future library services, collections, and programs. Take the survey at: www.escondidolibrary.org

Board and Commission Recruitment
The City of Escondido is seeking volunteers to serve on various Boards and Commissions. Interested citizens who would like to apply may file an application with the City Clerk’s Office no later than February 14, 2020.
Applications are being accepted for:

  • Building Advisory & Appeals Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Library Board of Trustees
  • Planning Commission
  • Public Art Commission
  • Transportation & Community Safety Commission

Terms of Office, meeting times and subject matters are outlined in a Handbook available at the City Clerk’s Office or on the City’s at: https://www.escondido.org/boards-commissions.aspx 

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