May 25, 2023

Memorial Day 2023

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday. Emergency services are always available.


New Scoreboard at Kit Carson Park

NaNPublic Works crews are nearing completion of a new scoreboard at the Kit Carson Park Sports Center.Several weeks ago, City crews began the challenge of installing a massive 30 by 11-foot scoreboard by pouring footings, customizing brackets, fabricating metal framing and mounting this upgraded amenity. We are fortunate to have Senior Maintenance Technicians, Shannon Bullock and Charles Hernandez that possess the technical skills and abilities to do this project entirely in house.



Once completed, the Escondido Sports Center's soccer arenas will boast refreshed turf, professional dasher boards, player and penalty boxes, elevated grandstands, stadium lighting and a new scoreboard that participants and spectators alike will enjoy for years to come!





� Grand 2023

Mark your calendars, Cruisin'Grand returns for the 2023 season on Friday, June 9 from 4 -9 p.m. along Grand Avenue.


Cruisin'Grand is known for awesome cars, live music and fun family memories. Learn more at







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Escondido Business News

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Economic Development Projects

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS): Every five years, the City of Escondido Economic Development team updates the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a document that uses data and community feedback to create policy and activity priorities for a five-year timeframe.

Why It Matters: The CEDS is a way to set a plan to attract and retain high-wage and critical businesses. Businesses play an important role in our community, providing jobs, goods and services to our residents. Many businesses also provide sales tax revenue, and serve as a catalyst to attract investment into the City to fund infrastructure improvements.

This document serves as a way to unite the City with private sector, nonprofit and other government entities on the economic development priorities of the City that will create a healthy economy. One in which people can find the jobs they want to grow their careers, and that provides the financial backbone of the community.

Your participation is important

In this process, in addition to analyzing the data and learning from economic trends, and historical policies, the City wants to hear feedback from business leaders, employees and residents, in what policies and activities would help attract and keep desirable business in Escondido.

Please complete the online survey linked below:

Escondido CEDS Survey Form

Ciudad de Escondido CEDS Encuesta


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!

Jennifer Schoeneck, Deputy Director of Economic Development (

Vince McCaw, Real Property Manager (

Kristin Ugrob, Program Coordinator, Business Licenses (

Pedro Cardenas, Management Analyst,Economic Development (



Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Resources

Business Power Hour - Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m.

Join the FREE meetings and expand your network, build trust, and form lasting referral partnerships with like-minded professionals. Maximize your networking experience by scheduling one-on-one meetings after each event, diving deeper into each other's businesses and driving valuable referralsthe core purpose of the networking group. Register here and see you on Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m.




National Police Week

A special thank you to Bimbos Bakery. They team came over to help us celebrate National Police Week.They BBQed burgers and hot dogs and the command staff team helped hand them out. We can't thank the entire Escondido community enough for their continuous support!


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 May 21, the Escondido Downtown Business Association hosted the Escondido Street Festival on Grand Ave. The Escondido Fire Volunteers set up a stand full of great information for the public and fun items for the kids.





On April 20, crews and personnel from Escondido Fire attended the graduation for the 63rd Basic Fire Academy at the Palomar College Safety Center. The graduation was the summation of the State Certified Firefighter 1 Academy taking place full time over the entire semester. The graduation included multiple demonstrations to familiarize friends and family with fireground skills and tactics. Escondido Fire's two newest Firefighters, FFPM Steven Crase and FFPM Dallas Prather, both previous EMT's/Paramedics with Escondido Fire, graduated and will be joining the Escondido Fire in their new ranks in the next few weeks.




Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 82 applicants, processed 118 applications, and issued 80 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $14,640,387.00
  3. Building inspectors completed 198 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 27 permits

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 39 inspections

3. Field Engineering active permits 226


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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