City of Escondido


Weekly Activity Report

September 7, 2017


City Staff Met with Residents Out in the Community
Last week City engineers met on location with three concerned citizens about the conditions of the intersection at 9th Avenue and Valley. City staff will evaluate their concerns at and see what can be resolved in the near future. The three residents appreciated that City engineers met with them and listened to their concerns in the field on such a warm day. 


Large Cross Country Meet This Weekend at Kit Carson
This Saturday, September 9, 2017 the Cross Country season starts up at Kit Carson Park.  This meet is one of the largest meets that we will take place in Kit Carson Park.  Schools from all over San Diego County and just outside of San Diego County will be visiting the City of Escondido and run one of the top Cross Country race courses in Southern California.  We can expect around 1200 High School aged cross country runners with another 1200 spectators in the Kit Carson Park area throughout the morning.  

Escondido Firefighters on Scene at the Ponderosa Fire
Engineers Dom Polito and Brad Bihun were deployed to the Ponderosa Fire in Butte County on August 31, 2017. They were both assigned in the Command staff of the incident management structure serving as Public Information Officers. The Ponderosa Fire has burned 4,016 acres destroying 46 structures and is currently 68% contained. On September 4, 2017 they were reassigned to the Mission Incident which is a 650-acre fire burning a few miles from North Fork (Near Yosemite).


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August 31, 2017


Escondido is Thriving in the San Diego Business Journal
The San Diego Business Journal highlighted some exciting developments happening in the City. These private projects are great examples of how City staff provides efficient and excellent customer service resulting in new projects around our community.


Assessment of the City’s Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) System is Underway 
Two televising crews are working check the condition of all City-maintained storm drains.  Assessment of the first of ten geographical zones is underway in the eastern area of the City.  Short duration lane closures on Midway, East Valley Parkway, Bear Valley Parkway and several other major roadways are expected to begin this week.  Televising will be completed by December 1st and repair of the highest priority pipelines will begin. 

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August 24, 2017


Escondido Fire Department Assists MIAS Fire Relief
This week mutual aid crews were on their way back to Escondido when they were called to assist with the MIAS fire incident near Banning. Pictured below is Escondido Firefighter Jonathan San Nicolas battling the blaze.


Solar Eclipse in Escondido
City employees stepped out of City Hall to take a look at the solar eclipse on Monday. Employees passed around special eclipse glasses for safe viewing. 


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August 17, 2017


Increased Wi-Fi Usage leads to Upgrades to the Downtown Wireless
Our downtown Wi-Fi has been a huge success and its usage continues to grow. We have just increased the bandwidth to keep up with demand. The numbers show the success of this project as our residents are heavily using the free Wi-Fi in the downtown area. 

Safety Concern Leads to Quick Action
A resident contacted City Council this week with a concern for the safety of her hearing impaired child. She has lived in town for while and her son had a close call on their street this week. City staff is working quickly to get street signs in place on her street indicating that a deaf child is in the area. 

Great Coverage from the Coast News Group
The article highlights the exciting new development happening in South Escondido. “An influx of new buildings is introducing a modern vibe to South Escondido’s rustic landscape just as city planners are preparing to roll out draft guidelines for high-quality development that will blend in with the area’s existing structures…” Read the full article here: 

Christ Bible Church Community Event – Grape Day Park
Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free community event with activities. 

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