April 23, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  City staff met with Economic Development Administration (EDA) representatives to discuss the City’s request for $3M in EDA funding to support the Citracado Parkway Extension project.  While EDA representatives stated that the project is a good candidate for funding, they recommended that the City re-submit its application . . . read more

April 16, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  A Request for Qualifications for the Needs Assessment related to the relocation of the Public Works Yard was released on April 3.  Statements of Qualifications are due back by May 2nd. Unused Façade and Property Improvement Program funds have been reassigned to a new restaurant project at 212 E. Grand Avenue. Escondido’s . . . read more

April 9, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  The Federal Economic Development Administration has approved our 2013 Annual Performance Report for our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.  A copy has been placed on the website at http://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/Business/2013CEDSAnnualPerformanceReport.pdf  Recognizing that a well-educated . . . read more

April 2, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  Public Works crews have been busy the past several weeks, sprucing up the Mercado and the Downtown area in preparation for Crusin’ Grand and the thousands of visitors it will draw to Escondido every Friday for the next 27 weeks.  Crews have been trimming trees, fixing lights, weeding, and planting annuals at the end caps . . . read more