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

May 23, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We continue to schedule an increasing number of special events, both private and public, that are having a positive economic benefit in the community. I will provide information on a weekly basis for upcoming events: This week: Private Filming for Botox commercial – May 22, Dixon Lake American Heritage Car Show – May . . . read more

May 15, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT As one of the benefits of participating in the Amgen Tour of California the City produced a 30 second TV spot that was aired on NBC Sports Channel during the race.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it, it is now on the City’s You Tube Channel at It is the one called Escondido . . . read more

May 8, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Attached is a comprehensive report from Katherine Zimmer of Visit Escondido regarding her efforts and progress in promoting Escondido.  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: On 5/1/13, Council directed staff to monitor a proposed waste recycling facility located in the County at 25568 Mesa Rock Rd. (County File No. . . . read more