May 26, 2022

Memorial Day 2022

City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31. Emergency services are always available.


Small Business Grants

In 2021, Escondido City Council authorized two grant programs. A facade improvement program aimed at addressing ongoing concerns with the physical appearance of the downtown and commercial areas and a CPTED program aimed at addressing the impacts of illegal homeless encampments and civic disorder.

These grants are funded using Federal money allocated to the City of Escondido through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The City Council established these programs to provide matching grants to business and property owners that wish to renovate, enhance, and improve highly visible buildings along core commercial corridors throughout the City. The City recognizes that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many businesses have suffered financially and struggled to keep up with or improve their facades. These funds are a way to address some of these challenges and restore vibrancy and further preservation to our community.


Learn more about eligible improvements and the requirements here.

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May 19, 2022

National Public Works Week

This week is National Public Works Week. Thank you to all of our Public Works staff who work tirelessly all year long to keep Escondido running! We are highlighting a few of our Public Works Professionals on our social media and below:


Meet Troy Chappell, he is a Lead Maintenance Technician in our Streets Division. The thing he enjoys most about working for the City of Escondido is the opportunity to learn more about all aspects of City maintenance.

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May 12, 2022

City of Escondido Partners with Escondido Community Foundation to Grant $1.5M to Escondido-Serving Nonprofits

The Escondido Community Foundation and The San Diego Foundation have partnered with the City of Escondido to grant $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations that serve the City, thanks to the American Rescue Plan. The City of Escondido Nonprofit Relief Fund will begin accepting online applications on May 12 at The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., August 11. To apply, nonprofits must be located in or serve the City of Escondido.

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