Sam Abed

Escondido develops ‘critical’ recycled water project

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido has approved initial plans for new recycled water and potable water reuse systems with the intention of securing a local, drought-proof water source for future generations.

Escondido develops ‘critical’ recycled water project

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido has approved initial plans for new recycled water and potable water reuse systems with the intention of securing a local, drought-proof water source for future generations.

Council endorses equestrian park plans, avoids funding environmental report

ESCONDIDO — Residents and the City Council praised the completed master plan for a $10 million new equestrian park adjacent to Daley Ranch.

Mayor lauds economic progress in state of city speech

Mayor lauds economic progress in state of city speech

ESCONDIDO — Mayor Sam Abed lauded the economic accomplishments of Escondido and highlighted his own political agenda during his state of the city address on Wednesday.

Kirk Effinger: Because I said so

“Because I said so.” I think it’s safe to say nearly everyone has heard, and possibly used, this common parental pronouncement when asked to explain an action or request.

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

ESCONDIDO — Despite debate over how the charter would be written and what would be included, the City Council directed staff to place a revised city charter proposal on the upcoming November ballot.

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

ESCONDIDO — Despite debate over how the charter would be written and what would be included, the City Council directed staff to place a revised city charter proposal on the upcoming November ballot.

Escondido approves area as shelter site

ESCONDIDO — Despite public opposition, Escondido City Council settled on designating more than 70 light-industrial-zoned acres near its western border along San Marcos as a potential emergency homeless shelter site.

Funding for Escondido library expansion uncertain

Funding for Escondido library expansion uncertain

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 backs neighborhood improvements with borrowed funds, buys police vehicles

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.