March 16, 2023

Escondido Job Fair

The City of Escondido is hosting a part-time job fair on Saturday, March 18 at the East Valley Community Center. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and you can apply, interview, and get an offer all in one day. Explore current openings at:


Police Department Meeting -AB481 Military Equipment Usage

The Escondido Police Department will be holding its AB481 Military Use Equipment Meeting on March 30at 6 p.m. in the Mitchell Room. All are invited to attend.

The Community Meeting includes:

Purpose of the new legislation

Definition of military equipment

EPD's military equipment inventory

EPD's proposed equipment funding, acquisition, and use policy

Pending annual report requirement

Community engagement and public access to materials

The AB 481 Draft Policy is currently posted at


World Water Day -March 22

To celebrate World Water Day, visit SoCal WaterSmart ( for an up-to-date list of devices that qualify for a rebate. Turf replacement rebates are offered through the City of Escondido's wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).

For qualified applicants, incentives may provide a $2.00 per square foot reimbursement to replace water-intensive turf grass with landscaping that can provide environmental benefits. Commercial customers may also be eligible for the rebate.


Street Soccer

In partnership with the San Diego Loyal and sponsors BluPeak and Psyonix, along with non-profit Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) the City has announced the construction of a first of its kind soccer facility in the region.

The new SD Loyal Street Soccer USA Park will host daily free play as well as year-round programming at no cost to the local community for years to come. The park is scheduled to open in Spring to early Summer 2023.


Danielle Lopez, Assistant Director of Community Services for the City of Escondido shared, The City of Escondido is proud to be the home of the first Street Soccer USA park in the region and is looking forward to bringing soccer to Washington Park.


Read the full news release here.






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Escondido Business News

North County Business Briefs, March 12: Escondido job fair; Ramona opens market; Poway business expoThe San Diego Union-Tribune

On the Move: Kier + Wright Hires Casey Lynch, PLS Leading Southern California Land Surveying Department Establishes New Escondido OfficeOrange County Business Journal

North County Report: Lack of Funding Shut Down Aid to Families on the BrinkVoice of San Diego

Urban Corps of San Diego County builds their first 'Tiny HomeCBS8

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Escondido!

Looking to celebrate the luck of the Irish? Look no further than O'Sullivan's in Escondido's historic downtown! Check out the link below for other St. Patrick's Day festivities happening in town -

California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

Application Period Timeline - March 6 -March 20, 2023

Prior to each application period, GO-Biz hosts online webinars about the California Competes program. Each webinar consists of a 45-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Each presentation includes the following:

Overview of the program

Program goals and evaluation criteria

Step-by-step instructions through the application process

Webinar Schedule

March 16,3 -4 p.m. Details and Registration

City of Escondido Economic Development Contacts

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

Jennifer Schoeneck, Deputy Director of Economic Development (

Vince McCaw, Real Property Manager (

Kristin Ugrob, Program Coordinator, Business Licenses (

Pedro Cardenas, Management Analyst -Economic Development (

Visit Escondido Socials

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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 Homeownership Rate and Housing by Construction Type data trends below



Narcotics Find

Last week, officers were called to an industrial building by the property manager.Another tenant had called the property manager because of a water leak issue.When the leak was investigated, the suite was found to have more than a water leak.It appeared whoever was renting the suite was using it to grow illegal mushrooms (psilocybin).Most of the live mushrooms had already been cleared out, but there were plenty of clues left behind.Detectives came to help the officers on scene and will continue the investigation into who was growing the illegal drugs.



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


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On March 7, Deputy Mayor Joe Garcia rode along with Battalion Chief Jeff Sargis for several hours. The Deputy Mayor experienced field operations including responding to several emergency calls along with the engine and ambulance crews.

Over the past week, firefighters participated in our in-house annual wildland firefighting operations refresher training which included a proctored hike in the southeast area of Escondido, radio operations and firefighter safety and survival techniques. Also, our firefighters trained with a CALFIRE hand crew and Rancho Santa Fe Fire's water tender. This training is one of several "warm up"events to prepared our personnel for the upcoming fire season.



On March 10, three new Escondido Firefighter Paramedics practiced fire suppression tactics the fire tower at Fire Station #1.This event was the final day of their three-weeks orientation training and they are now on shift at their station assignments. Congratulations to FFPM Brian Maloney, Jonathan Espinosa and Chris Dyer!


The annual San Diego Burn Institute "Fill the Boot"fund drive took place throughout San Diego County on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Escondido firefighters were at the intersections at Broadway & Hwy 78 and at Via Rancho Parkway & I-15 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the generosity of the community was overwhelming!


In addition, Plan 9 Alehouse partnered this year with the Escondido Firefighters to host a fundraiser event on Tuesday March 7 where cash and electronic donations for the Burn Institute were collected and a portion of the proceeds from sales that night were also donated. Earlier that day, Firefighter Paramedic Tyler Wolf, Burn Institute Executive Director Tessa Haviland and Plan 9 Alehouse brew master Chris Riley visited the Fox 5 and CBS 8 studios to talk about how the fundraisers benefit the Burn Institute and our community.


This year, between the event at Plan 9 Alehouse and funds collected on March 9, $8,182 were donated! And these donations are so important because the Burn Institute provides so many important programs in our community.


The Burn Institute provides other valuable programs to the community such as:

Youth Firesetter Intervention Program which uses evidence-based risk assessment tools and education to intervene in dangerous fire setting behavior and stop it at the source. This program is available in English and Spanish and is free of charge to residents in San Diego County. Each year, several children in Escondido are referred to this effective program.

Fire Safe Kids education program for elementary school age children that is delivered at schools in partnership with local Fire Prevention officers. Thousands of children have been impacted by this program in Escondido.

Fire Safe Senior program that provides free smoke alarms to homeowners 62 and over. More than 100 smoke alarms have been installed in senior citizen's homes in Escondido over the past three years through this program.






Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 65 applicants, processed 99 applications, and issued 96 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $304,085.
  3. Building inspectors completed 191 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 30 permits

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 53 inspections

3. Field Engineering has 189 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



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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