February 15, 2024



Futsal Courts Opening to the Public

Hey Escondido, our new futsal courts, located in Washington Park will be opening to the public this Friday, February 16 at noon. Moving forward the hours for the courts will be 8 a.m. -10 p.m. and they are first come, first serve, and free to the public. Stay tuned for the summer recreation guide for programming and activities at the courts.


Project logo consisting of bold Transportation Survey

Do you have ideas for making it safer and easier to get around Escondido by foot, bike, or transit? We want to hear from you!

To provide feedback, visit our project website.

How do you currently travel and how would you like to travel?

Where and what kind of improvements to the City's pedestrian, bike, and transit networks are needed to help you safely get where you want to go?

What new or expanded mobility services would you like to see in Escondido?

Here you can take our brief survey to share your experience getting around Escondido, and provide location-specific comments on the City's pedestrian, bike, and transit networks using our interactive feedback map.



Board and Commission Recruitment

The City of Escondido is looking for volunteers to serve on various Boards or Commissions. Applications are being accepted for the following:

Building Advisory Review Board

Library Board of Trustees

Planning Commission

Public Art Commission

The application deadline is February 23, 2024.




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Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Resources

Are You Looking for Assistance with Your Small Business?

Discover the range of San Diego and Imperial Valley SBDC services provided to assist you in starting, growing, and succeeding with your small business. Services offered span topics including accounting, marketing, human resources, technology security, manufacturing, distribution, and finance.

Request for Assistance from SBDC - Follow the link to request assistance from the San Diego SBDC Network. You will be contacted within the next 1-2 business days.

Free Online Business Training Topics

Marketing Power Hour (English/Espanol): 2/19 from 5 - 6 p.m.

Funding Forum: 2/20 from 11 a.m. - noon

How to Find Business Using Linkedin: 2/20 from 10 a.m. - noon

Build Customer Loyalty with Excellent Customer Service: 2/21 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business: 2/21 from 9 - 10 a.m.

Where Do I Find Employees?: 2/21 from 4 - 5 p.m.

Aptitud Financiera Empresarial (South San Diego): 2/22 from 3 - 5 p.m.

City of Escondido Economic Development Contacts

Request a Meeting with Our Team

Thinking about starting a business? Already have a business and need additional support? Have a property and looking for tenants or starting improvements? Reach out and we can help you navigate City and community resources to achieve your goals.

The Economic Development Team are always available to help with questions or connecting you to the right resources. Do not hesitate to reach out!

Subscribe to our Business News and Insights Email Newsletter!

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Review

On June 7, 2023 the Escondido City Council approved the 2023-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This document outlines data and community feedback about the City's economy and outlines a five-year plan to improve the local economy.

Based on the analysis of local data and community intelligence, as reflected in the SWOT analysis, it is recommended that Escondido pursue a highly disciplined economic development strategy that is focused on improving four community fundamentals.


Escondido's economy will work best when it can create economic opportunities for its residents. This means ensuring that everyone who wants a job can get one, and in their field. The need for economic opportunities is most acute for those in poverty or lacking stable housing. Relatedly, there should not be excessive commuting, an activity that takes a toll on the environment, quality of life and productivity. More education and workforce training programs that align with industry needs can attract firms in key industries.


Valentines Day Meals

On February 14, members of the Police Admin group went to the Park Avenue Community Center to serve over 100 seniors their Valentines Day meals.

Capt. Witholt, Dep. Director Rodelo, Mary Rodelo Capt. Banks


PAL Football Camp

The football camp at Orange Glen High School was a huge success. The field was perfect and we had a record number of children participating. Officer Palomino (Orange Glen Grad), Officer Smith and Detective Ruiz assisted with coaching. Lt. Langdon stopped by in uniform to encourage the kids. Everyone had a great time!

Community Resources

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

Crime Data/Mapping: https://www.crimemapping.com/

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

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

Megan's Law Information: https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

It's Up to Us Campaign: www.Up2sd.org

Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: https://drughelpline.org/contact/ or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722


On February 6, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received reports of a person in the flood control channel, between Rose & Midway. Fire units were dispatched and were met by Officers upon arrival. Units were directed to an adult female standing in knee deep water and unable to get out of the channel. Firefighters built a rope retrieval system to lower down a crew member and safely remove the female from the water. According to the victim, no injuries were sustained.



Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 60 applicants, processed 66 applications, and issued 49 permits.

2. The total permit valuation for the week was $931,465.00

3. Building inspectors completed 122 inspections.

Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 10 permits

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 27 inspections

3. Field Engineering active 330 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

To learn about previous applications for residential and commercial development permits, please visit the Development Project Information Archive page or contact the Planning Division.


If you would like to receive this report by email on Thursdays, email: mthorne@escondido.org.