September 22, 2022


2022 Fire and Water Expo

This Saturday, September 24, the Escondido Fire Department and Rincon Del Diablo Water District's Fire and Water Expo/Open House will take place at Fire Station #4, located next to Kit Carson Park. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be a fun and informative event for the whole family.


This event will provide you with information to prepare for an emergency, along with vehicle displays, food trucks, activities for the kids, and a helicopter landing! Learn more at


September is National Preparedness Month!
Follow along with us as we provide our best advice about the ways you and your family can stay safe and be prepared for disasters:


  • Children are the future & an important part of building a national culture of preparedness. Teach your kids how to #BeReady with fun activities & safety tips:
  • Prepare your kids for disasters and emergencies. Take time to make a plan and have conversations about preparedness. Help them know how to stay safe and navigate potentially scary situations.
  • Disasters can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Their responses can be quite varied. It's important to not only recognize these reactions, but also help children cope with their emotions.

Free Trees in Escondido

Last weekend, Urban Corps of San Diego canvassed neighborhoods in Escondido letting residents know about the City's Free Tree Program. Councilmember Martinez joined their efforts in distributing materials.


The free tree program provides a tree to residents if they qualify, at no cost. Urban Corps is partnering with the City on educating the public on this benefit, and they will be out in neighborhoods on Saturdays, through November 5.







Code Compliance:

Total Code Cases (Year to Date)



Public Works:



Graffiti Restitution:

Collected Last Week

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Business Licensing Data:

Week of September 12-16


Escondido Events:

Dozens of Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Farmers, Investors, Students, Community Leaders -Three Incredible Days! Check out the event details here.


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Data Corner:

Did you know that there are 4% more households who own their home than there are renters? Check out the data below?




Juvenile in Crisis

On September 15, officers were called to help a juvenile who was in emotional crisis. The juvenile was in a parking lot and had large shard of glass that could have used to hurt themselves or someone else. Officers were able to remove the glass and detain the individual without incident. The juvenile was transported to a medical facility for assistance.


HAARF Trespasser

On September 17, a man was seen jumping the fence to the HAARF and then walked into one of the holding ponds. He stood for over 8 hours in waist deep water before he was noticed and officers were called. The man was non-communicative and officers were unable to negotiate him out of the pond. Wastewater employees drained the pond to a foot of standing water and officers were able to pull the man out of the water and get him to the hospital for his medical and mental health needs. Another outstanding example of city employees working together to find a successful resolution.

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Community Resources:

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

Crime Data/Mapping:

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

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

Megan's Law Information:

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

o Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

o It's Up to Us Campaign:

o Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722

PACC and Police Partnerships

Sgt. Chris Leso is all about great community in Escondido. Last week he used his skills as the former traffic sergeant to give a pedestrian safety presentation to seniors at the Park Avenue Community Center (PACC).After his presentation was over, he couldn't leave all the great seniors at the center. He volunteered to serve lunch as part of the Senior Nutrition Program. Thank you to the PACC your great programs for our seniors and for allowing the police department to partner with you!




Abandoned Vehicle Data





On September 13, our crew of four firefighters were released from the Fairview Fire near Hemet and were redeployed along with a strike team of OES Brush Engines to the Mosquito Fire near Lake Tahoe. They returned home safely on September 18.


On September 15, Firefighter Paramedic and Fire Explorer Program Coordinator Jeff Montgomery gave a presentation to approximately 300 attendees at Escondido Charter High School. Jeff shared the history and traditions of the Escondido Fire Department and he provided valuable information about our Fire Explorer program and how students can join and learn about a career in the fire service.






Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 83 applicants, processed 93 applications, and issued 62 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $2,258,713.
  3. Building inspectors completed 202 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 11 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 72 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 165 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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