July 28, 2022

Escondido Creek Trail Cleanup

Thank you to the East Escondido Rotary Club for their volunteer efforts cleaning up the Escondido Creek Trail. In total they had 7 members clean up 18 bags of leaves and trash. Thank you volunteers!


If you would like to learn more about volunteering in Escondido, visit: volunteer.escondido.org



North County Transit District Survey

NCTD in collaboration with Circulate San Diego is conducting a transit survey asking you about your transit use and others about what it would take for you to consider transit. Your feedback is vital to our future direction! Click the link to take the short survey: https://buff.ly/3IB2eRf


Kit Carson ParkKit Carson Park Disc Golf

Escondido's own Kit Carson Park Disc Golf course was the 3rd most played course in the United States last year according to U-Disc, who is a popular disc golf scoring app. Over 28.000 scorecards were created for Kit Carson Park! Read more about the statistics here.


To learn about Disc Golf at Kit Carson visit: escondido.org/kit-carson-park


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The City of Escondido Community Services Department wants to hear from you! City Council has approved the conversion of two tennis courts at Washington Park into two Street Soccer/Futsal courts, but we have the opportunity to re-envision the use of the remaining tennis courts there and those at Mountain View Park to serve more users and diversify the recreation offerings at both parks. Your feedback is important to us as we make decisions based on community usage and potential amenities.


Join us for a community meeting on the topic to share your comments and answer any questions.

Saturday, July 30, 9 - 10 a.m. at Washington Park Recreation Building

You can also provide your feedback online, in both English and Spanish here.





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Felony Theft

On June 12, officers went to a radio call about someone who had stolen items from a local business. The officers found the suspect leaving in his car and stopped him. When they searched his car, the officers found a large amount of stolen property from 3-5 different stores. There was over $5,000 worth of property located.


Felon in Possession of a Gun

On July 21, officers were in the area of East Washington Ave and Harding Street when they observed a bicyclist riding unsafe and when they tried to stop him, he took off. The officers discovered that he had a loaded firearm. He was arrested safely.

Did You Know? The patrol officers of the Escondido Police Department receive your phone calls about crimes and emergencies through their police radios, so we call them radio calls. When the officers are not responding to the community's requests and emergencies, they patrol the city. During this part of their day, they drive and walk around, talk to community members and look for violators and people that are wanted for various crimes.


Commercial Burglary

On July 22, a man smashed the glass doors of one of our local businesses and stole various items. Officers got into the area quickly and were able to find the suspect's vehicle leaving the parking lot. The man was arrested, and the items were returned to the business.


Community Resources:

Anonymous Tip Line: 760-743-8477 (TIPS)

Crime Data/Mapping: https://www.crimemapping.com/

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

 Call 858-866-4356 or text "Hello" to 858-866-4356

Megan's Law Information: https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

 Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

 It's Up to Us Campaign: www.Up2sd.org

 Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: https://drughelpline.org/contact/ or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722



Congratulations Cadet Keyana Leso

Cadet Keyana Leso joined the Cadet Post in December 2018. This week, we celebrated her goodbye from the Post with tres leches cake and ice cream. She is moving on to start the Corrections Academy for Riverside Sheriff's Department. Thank you Cadet Leso for your 4 years of service to the community of Escondido and the Police Department. We wish the best of luck with your new career as a Correctional Deputy and congratulate you on your achievement!

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With summer, comes increased outdoor temperatures. Remember to be safe during extreme heat events. Drink plenty of water, do not leave pets or children in vehicles and check on the elderly. There are a number of ways to escape the heat during the day, such as going to a movie, shopping at the mall, visit the library or swim in one of the city swimming pools. Enjoy the summer and be safe.





Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 91 applicants, processed 91 applications, and issued 62 permits.

2. The total permit valuation for the week was $11,869,152.

3. Building inspectors completed 207 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 14 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 104 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 185 active permits.


Development and Capital Projects Update:


Curious what's happening with development projects around the City? The link below directs to an interactive dashboard of projects currently in various stages of the development process. Browse project descriptions, see locations on the map, browse photos and more.


City of Escondido Development Project Dashboard



A short overview video of the Dashboard features can be watched here.


To learn about previous applications for residential and commercial development permits, please visit the Development Project Information Archive page or contact the Planning Division.



If you would like to receive this report by email on Thursdays, email: mthorne@escondido.org.