MAYOR’S LETTER

The Escondido City Council is preparing to begin their recruitment for volunteers to serve on eight boards and commissions.  Vacancies will occur on all of the following:  Building Advisory and Appeals Board; Community Services Commission; Historic Preservation Commission; Library Board of Trustees; Personnel Board of Review; Planning Commission; Public Art Commission; and Transportation and Community Safety Commission. 

For the most part, the qualifications to serve are residency within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan.   

The Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission require a resume to assure that you have specific expertise.   The Library Board requires either residency or that you work within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan, and the Public Art Commission requires that you either reside or have a business within the designated boundaries. 

Meeting times and frequency vary, depending on the commission, and the term of office is four years, with the exception of the Library Board, which has a three-year term and youth member on the Community Services Commission, who serves a one-year term.   The application period will begin on January 2, 2018 with a closing date of Friday, February 16, 2018. 

More information is available on the City’s website at www.escondido.org/boards-commissions.aspx or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 760-839-4617. 

MAYOR’S LETTER

The Escondido City Council is preparing to begin their recruitment for volunteers to serve on eight boards and commissions.  Vacancies will occur on all of the following:  Building Advisory and Appeals Board; Community Services Commission; Historic Preservation Commission; Library Board of Trustees; Personnel Board of Review; Planning Commission; Public Art Commission; and Transportation and Community Safety Commission. 

For the most part, the qualifications to serve are residency within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan.   

The Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission require a resume to assure that you have specific expertise.   The Library Board requires either residency or that you work within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan, and the Public Art Commission requires that you either reside or have a business within the designated boundaries. 

Meeting times and frequency vary, depending on the commission, and the term of office is four years, with the exception of the Library Board, which has a three-year term and youth member on the Community Services Commission, who serves a one-year term.   The application period will begin on January 2, 2018 with a closing date of Friday, February 16, 2018. 

More information is available on the City’s website at www.escondido.org/boards-commissions.aspx or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 760-839-4617. 

Happy Holidays

This time of year is a special time of celebration, reflection, and looking forward. I want to take this opportunity to wish every Escondido resident a very happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous 2018.  

During this holiday season, let us be thankful for our diverse and thriving community.  Escondido is a great city with an excellent quality of life and strong sense of tradition. The progress we have made over the past few years has been exceptional and Escondido remains a safe, clean and efficient place to live, and to plan a future.

It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as your mayor and I look forward to continue the good work we have done with our residents, businesses and my colleagues on the City Council in the coming year.

VOTE FOR OUR ART CENTER

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is now in the running to receive a grant to bring a 10 -12-week live music series to Escondido starting next year! 

Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, Escondido now has the chance to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the 2017 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. 

Supporters are asked to visit https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/ to register and vote. Online public voting starts Wednesday, November 1st and ends November 20 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting, with the final 15 winners being announced January 2nd, 2018.

Please consider voting for our Art Center!