Escondido Cool Zone Locations



The City of Escondido reminds the public that three City facilities have been designated as Cool Zone sites.  These sites are air-conditioned settings where seniors and others can gather. The sites encourage people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community. Escondido’s Cool Zone Sites are:     •   […]

Accretive delivers 110,000 LHR petitions to registrar



The Times-Advocate has learned that the Accretive Group has delivered 110,000 petition signatures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters in 137 boxes. The petitions are for an initiative that would put the Lilac Hills Ranch project before the voters of the entire county in November. According to the Registrar of Voters Office 70,000 valid signatures would be required to […]

Escondido Appoints New Director of Community Development



City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Bill Martin has been appointed Director of Community Development for the City of Escondido, effective June 5, 2016.    Mr. Martin started in the Community Development Department as an entry-level planner in 1990 and has steadily advanced through the ranks of the Planning Division, serving most recently as Interim Director of Community Development. […]


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