Escondido, CA

Escondido Appoints Bill Martin Director of Community Development

Newly appointed Community Develop­ment Department director Bill Martin.

Newly appointed Community Develop­ment Department director Bill Martin.

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.

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. Prior to that he served as Assistant Planning Director in which he directed development re­view and managed daily operations of the division.

Over the years, Martin has served as planning manager on many high-pro­file developments in Escondido includ­ing the Rancho San Pasqual residential neighborhood and the recent upgrades to the Westfield North County mall.

Martin has a long history in the community having graduated from Es­condido High School and is a recent inductee into the Escondido Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame. Bill holds a B.A. in Geography from San Diego State University and is professionally certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

In making the announcement Mitch­ell noted, “Bill brings with him a thor­ough understanding of our community and its development standards, as well as fresh ideas to streamline our pro­cesses and work collaboratively with the residential and development com­munities. I believe that Bill can take the City’s Community Development Department to the next level.”

Martin’s salary will be $130,020.

According to the City of Escondido Website, “The Community Develop­ment Department is comprised of four divisions working together to protect life and property, to improve the qual­ity of life and the environment, and to address the City’s housing needs.”

The department is broken up into four divisions: building, code enforce­ment, housing and planning.

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