June 2, 2022

FY 2022-23 Budget Conversation with Escondido City Council

The Escondido City Council will resume the discussion of the FY 2022-23 General Fund Operating Budget on June 8, 2022. At the May 11 budget workshop, City Council directed staff to return on June 8 with a balanced budget that does not impact Police, Fire, or Public Works resources. Therefore, City staff will present the City Council with additional options to close the $8.5 million structural budget gap for the next fiscal year. Tough choices will have to be made and could impact the programs and services that you, your family, your organizations, and your friends rely on.

Be a part of this important conversation by speaking at the City Council meeting in person starting at 5 p.m. in Council Chamber located at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido, or submit your comments online at https://bit.ly/3wGQ5ot. Comments submitted online will be read out loud during the meeting.


Library Fitness Court Ribbon Cutting

The Downtown/Library Fitness Court will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. Join Mayor Paul McNamara for the ribbon cutting and stay for a VIP workout event.

To attend, visit the event page on Facebook.

*Image is from a previous event


Reminder to Vote - June Primary Election

If you're a registered voter and haven't cast your ballot yet, you'll soon get a reminder from the Registrar's office that you have less than one week to cast your ballot for the June 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election.

Don't delay! If you have been holding onto your ballot, act now and vote from the comfort of your home. Sign and date your return envelope, seal your completed ballot inside and return it to a trusted source. The sooner the Registrar's office receives your ballot, the sooner it is processed for the first release of election night results. If you want to vote in person, that option is available too. Thirty-nine vote centers are now open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting Saturday, June 4, 218 vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


EUHSD to Host Summer Meals

The Escondido Union High School District's Student Nutrition Services will provide nutritious meals for students during the summer months through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. Meals will be made available to all children who are 18 years of age and younger. No application, registration, or eligibility documentation is required. Free meals will be offered at the following Escondido location and dates:




Service times

Meal served

Washington Park

501 North Rose St.

June 20-August 5

M-F 8-9 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Breakfast & Lunch

Grove Park

745 N Ash St.

June 27-July 29

T/W/TH 12-12:30 p.m.


Del Lago Academy

1740 Scenic Trail Way

June 7-July 1

M-F 10:20-10:50 a.m.


Orange Glen High School

2200 Glenridge Rd.

June 13-July 8

M-F 8:00-8:30 a.m.& 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Breakfast & Lunch

Valley High School

410 Hidden Trails Rd.

June 13-July 8

M-F 10:15-10:45 a.m.



For more information, contact Director of Student Nutrition Alicia Pitrone, 760.291.3239 apitrone@euhsd.org.





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Strangulation and Fatal Traffic Collision

On May 23, officers responded to a domestic violence call. The reporting party and victim stated that her fiance choked her and then fled into the parking lot of the complex. She advised that her fiance was on parole and drove a Harley Davidson motorcycle. When officers arrived on scene, officers observed a Harley Davidson motorcycle leaving the area. One officer in the area tried to initiate a traffic stop however the motorcycle fled at a very high rate of speed. Officers caught up with the suspect who had lost control of his motorcycle and crashed onto the sidewalk and into a fence and a pole. The suspect was killed in the collision.


Did You Know?

The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration shared the following information:


Stolen Merchandise

Also, on May 23, Loss Prevention from JC Penny called Escondido Police Dispatch to report that they observed one of their chronic thieves exit his vehicle and enter the store where he was actively concealing merchandise. The license plate provided to Dispatch was determined to be a lost/stolen plate. EPD detectives arrived to the location and confirmed that the vehicle was stolen. The suspect was confronted outside and detectives found numerous items of stolen property in his vehicle. Detectives were able to reunite victims with their stolen goods which were reported from a prior vehicle burglary in Oceanside. Especially great work by EPD detectives!


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


On May 24, the Escondido Police Department's Forensic Services Unit hosted 12 students from Olive Adventures Homeschool. The students participated in a hands-on learning experience where they learned about the chemical reactions of fingerprint development and blood enhancing techniques. The Forensic Unit Specialists also taught students how to apply math and science to bloodstain pattern analysis to determine the angle of impact when a bloodstain hits the surface. The final activity included students receiving a crime scene scenario followed by the task of identifying the position of the victim using prepared bloodstains on a wall and calculating the angles to determine where the victim was struck. Thanks to the Forensics Unit for spending time with these students and for sharing how math and science can be applied to real-world situations!









Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 110 applicants, processed 89 applications, and issued 95 permits.

2. The total permit valuation for the week was $2,836,432.00

3. Building inspectors completed 265 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 18 permits

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 84 inspections

3. Field Engineering active permits 207


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.



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