FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          CONTACT: Diane Halverson, City Clerk

DATE: October 30, 2013                                                  PHONE: 760-839-4617


On Tuesday, October 29, the Independent Districting Commission approved a Preliminary Districting Plan dividing the City of Escondido into four (4) Council districts.  If adopted by the City, those districts shall be used for all future elections of City Council members, including their recall, and for filling any vacancy in the office of member of the Council until new districts are established.  The Preliminary Districting Plan shown here may also be viewed on the City website by visiting

During the thirty (30) day period after filing the designated preliminary districting plan with the City Clerk, the Consent Decree directs the Commission to hold at least three (3) public hearings in various geographic areas of the City before it makes any modifications.  The schedule for these public hearings is as follows:

  • Thursday, November 21; 6 p.m. at Hidden Valley Middle School
  • Saturday, November 23; 9  a.m. at Mission Middle School
  • Sunday, November 24; 3 p.m. at Center for the Arts, Escondido

Following these public hearings, the Districting Commission will hold a Public Meeting on Sunday, November 24; 6  p.m. in City Council Chambers, 201 N. Broadway, 92025 for discussion and approval of a Recommended Districting Plan.  The approved Plan will be submitted to the City Council for its up or down approval.