Report It! Smart Phone App

Escondido is a great place to live for many reasons including the use of the Smart Cities initiative to use innovation and technology to provide excellent customer service. Utilizing web-based and app technology increases efficiency, reduces costs and helps us stay connected with our residents, businesses and all members of the community.

The City of Escondido would greatly appreciate you taking the time to report graffiti and other issues using the Escondido Report It! smart phone app. Report It! is a real time mobile civic engagement platform that provides a free and simple way for people to report community problems like graffiti or potholes using the camera on your smart phone. A picture is worth a thousand words and Report It! makes it a snap. Learn more about how to download the app at  


Congratulations to the following Escondido residents who were honored at the annual State of the City meeting on February 22, 2017 as recipients of the 2017 City Council Awards for their outstanding volunteer efforts:

Name: Dan Forster and Heather Moe
Field: Business

Name: Barbara Preston
Field: Arts

Name: Margie Ballard
Field: Compassion

Name: Robert Barrientos
Field: Community

Name: Don Piller
Field: Education

Name: Keith Roynon
Field: Youth

Name: Dominic Polito
Field: Public Safety

In addition, this year’s “Mayor’s Leadership Award” was presented to the Escondido Charitable Foundation.

Thank you to all of these volunteers for their outstanding service to the people of Escondido


Having a thriving business community not only means services and jobs for our residents, it also means revenue for our city which in turn can be spent on public safety, streets, parks and other quality of life amenities. 

The City Council has made economic development  a high priority and is committed to being a business-friendly community.  As a result, it is important to me personally  to reach out to businesses.  I meet with local businesses regularly to learn more about them, to see how they are doing, and to find out what the City can do to help keep them in Escondido and to help their business grow.  If you are a business owner in Escondido and would like to have me visit your business, please contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager, at 760-839-4587 or .


The City of Escondido Hometown Heroes Banner Program was established as a way for the community to recognize and honor men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces. The personalized banners will be hung from approximately Memorial Day (mid-May) to Veterans Day (mid-November) in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. Banners include a photo of the hero, their name and customizable text that can include their military branch, special awards or honors they received, etc. 

Banner orders are being taken now through early May. The cost of the banners is $190, which recoups the City’s cost to produce and hang them. Banners may be ordered online at or by contacting Mike Thorne at or (760) 839-4509. 

Please note: Banners ordered in 2016 will be hung again this year. After two seasons, individuals who ordered banners will be contacted and the banners will be returned if desired.