Posts in Category: City of Escondido

SANDAG "5 Big Moves" Presentation June 24

 

FOR  IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       

CONTACT: Zack Beck, City Clerk, 760-839-4617

 

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will be providing a regional transportation presentation on June 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Escondido City Hall in the Mitchell Room located at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido 92025.

 

SANDAG staff will discuss the new vision being developed for the 2021 Regional Plan which will be delivered through 5 Big Moves - key strategies that will outline a path forward that builds upon existing infrastructure, enhances connectivity, increases safety and sustainability, and improves quality of life. The meeting is open to the public.

  

2019 State of the City Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Teresa Collins, 760-270-4707

Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara will hold the 2019 State of the City address in partnership with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Mayor McNamara will be sharing the City's accomplishments from the past year and his vision for the future of Escondido, and the City Council will be presenting the 2019 Escondido City Council Awards. The program will be led by Irv Erdos from the San Diego Union-Tribune. The event is free to attend or $20 with breakfast that begins at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through the Escondido Chamber of Commerce: http://escondidochamber.org/escondido-state-of-the-city/

The meeting will be videotaped and rebroadcast the following Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Cox. Ch. 19 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99.

Escondido to Hold Monthly "Meet the Mayor" Community Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

*Edited 4/4/2019                                                  

CONTACT: Michelle Geller, 760-839-4587

Beginning this month, Escondido's new mayor, Paul "Mac" McNamara, will hold a series of monthly community meetings in different locations throughout Escondido. The meetings are an opportunity for residents, business owners and other members of the Escondido community to meet the new mayor in an informal setting. "I really look forward to meeting the residents of the city and hearing their ideas on how we can move forward as a community," said Mayor McNamara.

The meetings are open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Following is a schedule of upcoming meetings:

  • February 20, 10 - 11 a.m., Cute Cakes, 345 W. Grand Ave.
     
  • March 20, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Interfaith Community Services - 550 W. Washington
     
  • April 24, 2019 (rescheduled from original date of April 17) 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., East Valley Community Center - 2245 E. Valley Pkwy
  • June 19, 2019, 10 - 11 a.m. Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - 1625 Auto Park Way

Additional dates will be posted on the City's website at www.escondido.org/meetthemayor.aspx

 

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Annual Recruitment for City Boards and Commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT: Zack Beck, City Clerk, 760-839-4617

The City of Escondido is seeking volunteers to serve on the Library Board of Trustees. Interested citizens who would like to apply may file an application with the City Clerk's Office no later than February 15, 2019.

Applications are being accepted for:

 

  • Library Board of Trustees

Volunteers for the Library Board serve a three-year term.  Meeting times and subject matters are outlined in a Handbook available at the City Clerk's Office or on the City's website.  For further information concerning qualifications and an application form, please contact the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, or call 760-839-4617.  You may access the website application form and handbook at http://www.escondido.org/boards-commissions.aspx

Nominations Sought for 2019 City Council Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Michelle Geller, 760-839-4587

 

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards.

 

The public is encouraged to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be obtained by calling the City Manager's Office (760-839-4631) or by downloading a copy from the City's web site: https://www.escondido.org/council-awards.aspx

 

Categories include: Arts, Business, Community, Education, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, and Youth. The deadline for nomination is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

A sub-committee of the City Council will review all nominations and make its final selection in early February. The awards will be presented at the Annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

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About Escondido

Incorporated in 1888, Escondido is a safe, clean, and efficiently managed city of nearly 150,000 residents. Escondido is home to a growing number of businesses and a wide range of cultural, educational, healthcare, tourism, and recreation amenities, making the City the ideal destination in which to live, work and play.

East Valley Community Center Holiday Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Danielle Lopez, 760-839-6269

Due to the City of Escondido's observance of the holidays as well as annual maintenance to the gym floors, the East Valley Community Center, located at 2245 East Valley Parkway, will have a modified schedule on Monday, December 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for Open Gym Basketball, and closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Community Center will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information call (760) 839-6269 or visit the website at www.recreation.escondido.org.

Incorporated in 1888, Escondido is a safe, clean, and efficiently managed city of nearly 150,000 residents. Escondido is home to a growing number of businesses and a wide range of cultural, educational, healthcare, tourism, and recreation amenities, making the City the ideal destination in which to live, work and play.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Saturdays in December

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

Weather permitting, Queen Califia's Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, December 8, and Saturday, December 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle's later work.

Vacancy on City Appointed Historic Preservation Commission

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Eva Heter, 760-839-4617

The Escondido City Council is seeking applicants for the Historic Preservation Commission due to a recent vacancy.  The term of office will expire on March 31, 2020. 

 

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for developing and implementing the City Historic Preservation Program under the direction of the City Council, and advises the Council on matters relating to historic preservation. 

 

Appointed by the City Council, this seven-member Commission meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 3:30 p.m.  Due to specific membership criteria an application and a resume are required. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a month to serve your community, please contact the City Clerk's office at 839-4617 for further information and an application form.  Applications can also be downloaded from the city's website at www.ci.escondido.ca.us.  Please submit your application to the City Clerk's Office no later than Monday, December 3, 2018

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Saturdays in October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

Weather permitting, Queen Califia's Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, October 13, and Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.
Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle's later work.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, October 22 is the last day to register to vote in the General Municipal Election to be held November 6, 2018. During regular business hours, you may register at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters or online at www.sdvote.org. Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.
If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, October 22.
If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the