June 19, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  Katherine Zimmer will begin her employment with the City of Escondido  as our new Tourism and Marketing  Administrator on Monday, July 1, 2013. Rather than renting space at the Chamber of Commerce building, we will be locating the “Visit Escondido” office at the small Police Storefront on Grand Avenue. This site provides . . . read more

June 12, 2013

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: Westfield submitted the Master and Precise Plan application for the proposed  freeway pylon sign that includes an electronic digital message board. The 84-foot tall by 48-foot wide sign will be reviewed by both Planning Commission and City Council. Staff is requesting clarification regarding the potential . . . read more

June 6, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Next week the first planning meeting to celebrate Escondido’s 125th Anniversary will be held. Representatives from the History Center, DBA, Chamber of Commerce and City staff from the Manager’s Office and Police and Fire Departments will be participating.Two grant applications have been filed for façade remodels on the . . . read more

May 30, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Regional Branding effort among the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista is now underway. The branding consultant, Northstar, has begun working directly with the Economic Development staff members of the cities.  The first steps will be a research and strategy process in which the cities will . . . read more