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For info on dining, arts, attractions, craft breweries, wineries, & events, go to visitescondido.com.

Utility Bill Payments

Please try our all new utility bill payments system! You may now manage your own automatic payments via bank account debit (ACH) or credit card, schedule owed balances to pay on the date of your choosing, and be notified by email when payments are processed.

Palomar Medical Center

Innovate 78

The 78 Corridor is a hub of innovation.

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Daley Ranch

Daley Ranch

Located in the northeastern portion of the city, Daley Ranch is a 3,038-acre conservation area.

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Dixon Lake

Dixon Lake

Open year-round, Dixon Lake's gates open at 6 a.m. Night fishing is available during summer months.

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Lake Wohlford

Lake Wohlford

Open 7 days a week from mid-December through Labor Day weekend and weekends for the rest of the year.

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City Hall

City Hall

Located at 201 North Broadway, City Hall provides one-stop shopping for most municipal services.

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Recreation Camps


Offers life-enriching recreational programs and activities for people of all ages, from infants to older adults.

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Skate Park

Sports Center

Offers something for everyone – skateboarding, inline skating, bike freestyle, soccer and hockey.

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March 20, 2017

Several years ago, the mayors of the five cities along the 78 Corridor decided it was time to collaborate to grow their respective economies rather than compete. 

Fast forward a few years, and the Innovate 78 was born. The goals of Innovate 78 are to retain and expand the existing businesses in our region, and raise the profile of the 78 Corridor to attract new businesses. The demise of California’s redevelopment program has forced cities to think creatively about economic development. Innovate 78 is one of those creative strategies that truly leverages regional resources.

 The cities of Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista partner with the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation to carry out the Innovate 78 work plan. At the brand launch in April 2015, the group unveiled www.Innovate78.com – a vibrant website full of fresh content promoting all the reasons why more and more companies are making the decision to locate and expand in North San Diego County. 

In its relatively short lifespan, Innovate 78 has become a recognized brand in the region and is growing in recognition outside the area. The California Association of Local Economic Development (CALED) invited the mayors of the five Innovate 78 cities to participate in a panel discussion at their annual statewide conference in San Diego in March. It is clear that other cities want to know how to do what we are doing. 

Innovate 78 promotes our region as a hotbed of innovation, works to attract skilled educated talent, connects businesses with higher education and industry specific resources, conducts studies to identify where we might find new opportunities and assists business in securing funding and tax incentives. I encourage you to go to www.Innovate78.com and engage via social media so you are kept informed to all the exciting things happening in North County’s economic development scene.

SPECIAL EVENTS California Amateur Hockey Association State ChampionshipsMarch 17 through Tuesday, March 19 - Escondido IceplexThe tournament brings 16 teams to Escondido that will be traveling from all over California. Over 600 players and . . . read more

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Contact Numbers

Building 760-839-4647
Business License 760-839-4659
City Attorney 760-839-4608
City Clerk 760-839-4617
City Council 760-839-4638
City Hall 760-839-4880
City Manager 760-839-4631
Code Enforcement 760-839-4650
Community Svcs. 760-839-4691
Economic Dev. 760-839-4587
Engineering 760-839-4651
Finance 760-839-4676
Fire 760-839-5400
Graffiti Hotline 760-839-4633
Housing 760-839-4841
Human Resources 760-839-4643
Library 760-839-4684
Neighborhood Svcs. 760-839-4517
Park/Picnic Rentals 760-839-4691
Planning 760-839-4671
Police 760-839-4721
Pothole Hotline 760-839-4349
Public Art Program 760-839-4671
Public Works  760-839-4668
Recreation 760-839-4691
Recycling 760-839-6216
Utilities 760-839-4657
Utility Billing 760-839-4682

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