March 14, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Small Business Seminar and Expo held last Thursday was a resounding success with over 350 persons in attendance. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: A Conditional Use Permit application has been submitted for the John Paul the Great Catholic University campus. The CUP currently includes only the Mingei property at . . . read more

March 6, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Plan 9 Ale House, which has plans to locate in the old Theatrx building at 155 E. Grand Ave., will be making improvements to the space and applying for a façade grant. The 3rd Annual Spring Forward Festival will take place this Saturday in Grape Day Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a free, family friendly event with live . . . read more

February 27, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Two Façade and Property Improvement projects were completed earlier this month:  A chiropractic office located at 556-560 South Escondido Boulevard received a grant in the amount of $6,000, and a fast food restaurant located at 1707 East Valley Parkway received a grant in the amount of $14,000. Combined, these properties . . . read more

February 21, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Sales Tax revenue for December 2012 increased 18.6% over the same period in 2011.  This was substantially more than the statewide figure of 8.1%.  In the Year-over-Year comparison the increase in Escondido was 17%, while the statewide figure was 8% (See attachment). COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: Westfield – . . . read more