This time of year is a special time of celebration, reflection, and looking forward. I want to take this opportunity to wish every Escondido resident a very happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous 2016.  

During this holiday season, let us all be thankful for this special community in which we live.  Escondido is a great city with an excellent quality of life and strong sense of community. The progress we have made over the past several years has been exceptional and Escondido is once again an exciting place to live, and to plan a future.

It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as your mayor and I look forward to working with our residents, businesses  and my colleagues on the City Council in the coming year.