Escondido City Council approves a Balanced Budget for 2017/18 

Originally Posted June 20, 2017

On June 14, 2017 the City Council adopted the City of Escondido’s Annual Operating Budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  At approximately $190 million for all operating funds, this budget is balanced without using reserves, and provides for full City operations, including a fully staffed and equipped Police and Fire Department. Since 2010, and for seven consecutive years, the City has balanced its budget without using reserves or raising taxes. The City’s Five Year Capital Improvement Program and 2017/18 Capital Improvement Project Budget will go before Council this week on Wednesday, June 21.

For more information and to view the 2017/18 Annual Operating Budget visit the City’s website at:

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Take Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge 

Originally Posted June 05, 2017

Escondido Public Library hosts the annual Summer Reading Challenge June 19, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Children, teens, and adults are encouraged to Design Your World through a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events while reading for fun and life-long learning. Participants log reading and event participation online at to earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Family registration has been added as a new feature this year, offering a convenient, streamlined, user-friendly process for the entire family to log their progress. 

Programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events, a Mad Science show, a tween book club discussion, and John Abrams Animal Magic Show. Teen events include a screen printing workshop, talent show, and Burritos and Book Club chat exploring books by authors who designed their own special worlds.  Adult programs include flower arranging techniques, book discussions, and a special local history lecture that explores the past, present, and future of Escondido. 

For more information on the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.


Originally Posted May 29, 2017

Escondido participates in six Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs that allow commercial and residential property owners to finance 100% of their renewable energy projects through long-term, low-cost financing that is re-paid through their existing property tax bill. 

These six programs are:

 For more information about these programs please visit the city’s website at


Do You Have Plans For Memorial Day Weekend? 

Originally Posted May 22, 2017

Since 1868 the United States has designated a day to remember the brave people who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. Originally known as “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the brave soldiers who have passed away defending our country.  Let's honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom by attending a Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Road, on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The remembrance is sponsored by the Escondido Allied Veterans Council.

In addition to this solemn observance of Memorial Day, you may also want to consider another event that has become a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Escondido: the American Heritage Car Show sponsored by the Escondido History Center.  This year’s free event will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido. The American Heritage Car Show will feature hundreds of domestic and import pre-'74 vintage, classic, muscle and hot rod cars. The event will include a DJ, a pancake breakfast, vendors, refreshments, and a raffle.

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