February 14, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The City’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) was approved by the Los Angeles office of the Economic Development Administration (see attached approval letter). Heritage Gardens/Juniper and Grand: That agreement was finalized and signed by the private parties yesterday morning and is awaiting City . . . read more

February 7, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Sports Tournament Publicity The joint effort by the City and Visit Escondido to promote sports tournaments in Escondido was publicized in a positive way in the following article in the North County Times: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/05/tp-tourism-bureau-kicks-off-campaign/ Downtown Escondido Interim . . . read more

January 30, 2013

UPDATE FROM THE CITY CLERK The Mayor will be recognizing exceptional community volunteers on a more frequent basis instead of only at the annual State of the City address.  Nominations will be solicited through a news release next week, and wording about this new approach will be added to the weekly agenda.  Nominations may be submitted at any . . . read more

January 24, 2013

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: The City Manager has received an appeal from Mayor Abed and Deputy Mayor Diaz to consider the proposed amendment to the Interim Downtown Specific Plan to allow educational facilities for adults in the Historic Downtown District, subject to a Conditional Use Permit. This amendment was denied by the Planning . . . read more