2020 Census Deadline
Time is running out! The last day to fill out the #2020Census is Monday, October 5. A complete Census count is crucial to ensure that Escondido receives adequate funding and representation for our community, schools, programs and more. Complete your Census online today at: my2020census.gov
Carvana Coming to Escondido
A new car dealership that resembles a vending machine is coming to Escondido. The project was approved by the City Council on September 23 and the new dealership will be located at the corner of Hale Avenue and Tulip Street. Stay tuned for updates as this project begins to move forward. More information about Carvana can be found here.
Graffiti Program Wins Award
The City has transformed its operations and internal management by adopting the Cityworks platform and using it in nearly every department from public works to utilities. In addition, by incorporating ESRI’s ArcGIS Suite the City was able to extend the use of this technology to manage graffiti and other public works tasks.
Team members have real time maps of where reported graffiti is located, and response time has been reduced from days to hours. Additionally, this data can be presented to stakeholders and management staff to keep track of the clean up process. The innovative use of this technology won our Public Works and Information Systems Departments the Special Achievement in GIS Award. Congratulations and great work!
San Diego Tech Awards
Director of Information Systems Rob Van De Hey was recognized as a qualified nominee for the San Diego Top Tech Awards 2020 by Cox Communications which recognizes the most outstanding Information Technology leaders in San Diego, as nominated by their peers – not just in government but across industries. While he didn’t walk away with the prize, it’s an acknowledgement of the innovation and great teamwork that Information Systems has demonstrated in partnering with City departments to drive change, improve business processes, improve customer service and engagement, and increase efficiencies through the implementation of information technology.
Information Systems and the Library have partnered to bring all new printing services for the public offering long awaited services like print from home, print from mobile devices, scan to email, and many other options.
ESRI recently released a video (Escondido: Running a Smarter City with Hub Technology) of how Escondido is using technology to engage with citizens and streamline our volunteer program. This has received national recognition and is another example of Escondido using technology to bring people together to address the City’s needs. Last but not least is our three-time award winning graffiti program that utilizes technology to create operational efficiencies that enable staff to eliminate graffiti faster and engages the public to help us identify the location of graffiti within the City.
Housing Workshop – East Valley Parkway
Join us for a Community Meeting to discuss housing along East Valley Parkway on October 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Escondido is dedicated to creating a sustainable and livable community for all. To achieve this, the City is preparing a city-wide housing plan exploring a strategy to develop more housing in important areas.
This community meeting will discuss three land use alternatives proposed for the East Valley area with a focus on housing. Join us to work together and develop strategies that address current and future housing needs. Registration is encouraged but not required.
Find more information, submit comments, and register at: https://www.escondido.org/hcis.aspx
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