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

March 6, 2015

NEW ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER SELECTED Graham Mitchell, the current City Manager of Lemon Grove, has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager. His first day will be July 1, 2015. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Members of the Economic Development Division staff met with Keith Roynon of the Roynon Paleontology Museum last week to discuss ways the . . . read more

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista received two Awards of Merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) on April 22. The first was in the category of Economic Development Programs for the creation of the regional collaboration of the 78 . . . read more