The City of Escondido recognizes the importance of parking to a successful urban environment such as downtown Escondido. Downtown currently has 7 public parking lots in addition to on-street parking and private parking lots.   

Some public parking lots always seem to be full while others have plenty of spaces.  It is important to the vibrancy of  Downtown that the public parking lots are managed in a way so that parking spaces are available to serve customers of downtown businesses and restaurants. 

The City Council Parking sub-committee has requested City staff hold a community meeting to discuss options for managing parking in our historic downtown.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Mitchell Room at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Business owners, downtown customers and residents are encouraged to attend. Your feedback on the addition of free limited time parking, as well as the idea of having paid parking in some areas of lots 1, 2, 4 and 6, is requested.  Note: This is merely an exploration to see how the community would feel about these options. There are no firm plans to make changes to public lots. 

For more information, contact Abraham Bandegan, Associate Traffic Engineer, at 760-839-4596.