2021 Virtual State of the City
The 2021 State of the City will take place next Wednesday, March 3 as part of the regularly scheduled virtual City Council meeting.
Tune in for a message from Mayor Paul McNamara and a look at how Escondido has faced the challenges that 2020 brought all of us.
The State of the City will be livestreamed at 6 p.m. and available for viewing after at:
County of SD Emergency Rental Assistance
San Diego County residents financially impacted by COVID-19 who need help paying their rent and utilities may qualify for assistance.
Applications for the County of San Diego’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) 2021 can be submitted starting March 2, 2021.
For more information on the County’s program, please visit www.sdhcd.org or call (858) 694-4801 to speak to a housing representative.
Business Tools and Resources
New business licenses and renewals will now be receiving welcome letters with helpful tools and resources to further set businesses up for success. The City evaluated an opportunity to help our businesses by increasing communication via our Online Service Portal. Customers can now access resources such as Local, State and Federal incentives, graffiti waivers, business marketing opportunities, COVID resources and more. View all of our available Online Services here.
Washington Avenue Pipeline Construction
The City is constructing a portion of pipeline which runs along Washington Avenue between North Broadway and Waverly Place. This work is part of the Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis project. There will be a lane closure along Washington Avenue between these intersections. Therefore, traffic delays should be anticipated through this area.
It is advisable to take alternate routes around the construction when possible from March 2021 through July 2021. This closure will mainly affect motorists. However, bike and pedestrian traffic are encouraged to exercise caution when passing through this area. The lane closures are essential for safety reasons.
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