June 3, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Economic Development Division, in partnership with the Utilities Department, is offering a special informational meeting for businesses about how the new drought regulations may affect them. The meeting will be held on June 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mitchell room. Christopher McKinney, Director of Utilities will . . . read more

May 27, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The 2014 Annual Performance Report for our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has been approved. A copy of the annual report is available on the city’s website at http://www.escondido.org/business.aspx Old Lopez Market Demolition Status: The lead/asbestos tests have come back positive for Asbestos . . . read more

May 20, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Draper’s and Damon’s, located at 101 E. Grand, just completed an exterior renovation and will receive $25,000 through the City’s façade grant program. Total private investment in the project was over $80,000. Twelve businesses along the East Valley Parkway corridor, encouraged by being . . . read more

May 13, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT At the request of the DBA, we are considering a pilot program changing the parking on Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido from 2-hour to 3-hour parking. Prior to doing so, we are soliciting feedback from downtown business owners to gauge their support or opposition to increasing the parking time limit. The City has . . . read more