ESCONDIDO — Although they rejected using reserve funds to advance the design and development of the city library expansion, City Council pledged their commitment to allocating future city funds and working to raise money for the library upgrade at its Oct. 16 meeting.
ESCONDIDO — In an effort to complete a street improvement project over five years in the works, City Council approved taking funds from a separate housing improvement project to cover the costs at its Oct. 16 meeting.
ESCONDIDO — When peppered with questions about public safety, the city’s former police chief, and library hours from concerned citizens, Mayor Sam Abed stressed the challenges and recent successes of balancing the city’s budget at a public hearing on Oct. 9.
The Escondido City Council majority led by Mayor Sam Abed has made much of their city’s fiscal recovery of late — purportedly thanks to shrewd financial management.
ESCONDIDO — Many of the more than 50 residents and business owners that attended the Sept. 26 community meeting expressed their concerns and frustrations over the possible closing of the Post Office on N. Escondido Boulevard.
ESCONDIDO — The North County ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is urging Escondido locals to advocate for their community as the city prepares to draw voting boundaries for upcoming City Council elections.
ESCONDIDO — An expected funding shortfall has put a hold on any ground breaking for the city’s planned project to extend Citracado Parkway.
ESCONDIDO — In further attempts to save money, the USPS (United States Postal Service) has started looking into consolidating Post Office locations around the county.
A conversation I had with Escondido City Councilman Ed Gallo regarding the public perception toward that city’s school districts left me thinking about how cities get the way they get.
ESCONDIDO — Speaking publicly for the first time since his sudden retirement last year, former Escondido Chief of Police Jim Maher issued a statement claiming that he was forced to retire and that the city is withholding half of his severance payment.