November 17, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving, Escondido!

Happy Thanksgiving from the City of Escondido! We are thankful for our community all year long.

City offices will be closed November 24 and 25 in observance of the holiday, with emergency services always available. The Weekly Activity Report will resume on December 1.


We Need your Feedback! City of Escondido is in the process of updating the Grape Day Park Master Plan and Aquatics Facility. The City wants to hear from you! Community conversations about the plan and the aquatics facility with stakeholders and focus groups will be starting this Saturday, November 19 and broader community conversations will begin in January 2023. Your valuable feedback will help shape the future of our community.

Community Workshop #1 & Site Walk - November 19, 2022

Mitchell Room at City Hall

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Small Business Saturday 2022

Small Business Saturday | Shop Local With American Express"Tis the season to Shop Small!, Small Business Saturday is on November 26 this year. The Escondido Downtown Business Association and our wonderfully eclectic downtown businesses are working together to provide a full day of shopping fun with discounts, special offers and prizes.


Shop, eat, and explore downtown Escondido to discover special treats, sales, and discounts, while collecting stamps to fill your bingo card. Get bonus squares for purchases and participating in activities like a photo booth, art activity and the downtown lighting ceremony.

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Code Compliance:

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Business Licensing Data:

Week of Week of November 7 - 11

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Visit Escondido Tourism Survey � Complete by November 18

Cal State San Marcos is conducting a survey with the City of Escondido to better understand resident and tourist behavior. This information will be used to improve the Visit Escondido Website as well as generate more business for Escondido. Please fill out each question. Thank you for participating. All responses will be kept fully anonymous.

Complete the survey here!

Escondido Business News

Escondido Cooking School Serves Up Fun The San Diego Union-Tribune

City's oldest business to celebrate 125 years Escondido Times-Advocate

Executive Director leaving Brewery Arts Center Nevada Appeal

Top Three IP Issues for Agtech Startups JD SUPRA

Fun Animal Friday: Love on a Leash- Patch

Greenway can help you take your landscape to another level The San Diego Union-Tribune

Hunt For Art Event San Diego Magazine

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Data Corner

Check out the City of Escondido's Economic Area of Influence Data Dashboard! Data found in this dashboard include the economic area of influence of the City of Escondido, which extends slightly beyond the City borders.

See the Population by Race and Population by Educational Attainment data below!


Thank You

The Escondido Police Department would like to say thank you to everyone who came out to our Shop with a Cop BBQ this past week. A special thanks to Bimbos Bakery for all the delicious food and all the city employees that came to support the cause.




Community Resources:

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

Crime Data/Mapping:

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

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

Megan's Law Information:

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

It's Up to Us Campaign:

Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722





On Wednesday, November 9, firefighters from Fire Station #1 were invited to a community event hosted at Alhiser-Comer Mortuary. Their 125th year event included food trucks, a live band, games and inflatable jumps for the kids. Children and their families were invited to tour the fire engine, learn how things work, try on some gear and meet the firefighters.



On Thursday, November 10, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a vegetation fire at 1179 W Washington Ave, near JW Redwood. Firefighters found a small fire located on the embankment of southbound 1-15. Due to the location and fencing, access was a challenge. No structures were threatened or damaged and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. CHP detained a person from a nearby encampment who was suspected of starting the fire. The fire's cause and origin are being investigated by Escondido Police Department Arson unit and Fire Department Investigators.


Also, on November 10, on duty firefighters enjoyed the Escondido City "Grateful for You" employee appreciation event. A few crews were able to make it to City Hall, but many were not due to emergency calls and other commitments. However, Lori Pike delivered a pie to each fire station, which was very much appreciated!



On Friday, November 11, several crews from Fire Station #1 and #7 attended and participated in Escondido's Vet Fest 2022. Escondido Fire was proud to be guests in the parade and honor all Veterans. The Police and Fire Honor Guard also participated.




Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 67 applicants, processed 99 applications, and issued 46 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $652,344.
  3. Building inspectors completed 135 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 10 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 108 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 182 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 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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