October 23, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Sales tax for the most recent four quarters (October 2012 throughSeptember 2013) showed an increase of 5.1% over the previous period(October 2011-September 2012).The San Diego County total was 4.1% and the State total was 6.2%. Additional information is attached. In an effort to keep the Economic Development Subcommittee . . . read more

October 17, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT For those who may still use the hard copy Thomas Brothers Guide, it has been determined that their most recent edition (58th Edition) had problems with its base mapping.  There are numerous streets in Escondido that are not accurately depicted, including showing that the new hospital is located on Enterprise . . . read more

October 10, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Economic Development Director Joyce Masterson contacted Joseph Roth of IKEA regarding a potential property that might provide a suitable location for an Ikea store in North County. He indicated a recent newspaper article may have overstated Ikea’s interest in building a second store in San Diego County. It is not a high . . . read more

October 4, 2013

WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PLANNING PROCESS As a requirement of the most recent municipal permit (issued earlier this year) the City, along with other jurisdictions in San Diego County is required to prepare a “Water Quality Improvement Plan” (WQIP).  The WQIP is developed for each watershed and will guide future changes to the City’s urban . . . read more