SANDAG and their 5 Big Moves has started their outreach and they’re coming to a group near you soon, if they can. Get ready as this is a major shift in transportation and it’s upon us whether you want it or not.
In all fairness it’s not SANDAG driving the train here. They’re under pressure from above, State and Federal mandates are set and must be met, or else...
Our Governor just moved $1.1 billion dollars from the transportation fund designated to infrastructure and roads and using to “cleaning up the streets of California”.
The Chamber is reaching out through our Economic Development Committee under Committee Chair Wehay Quisquis to SANDAG, and you can expect a presentation by SANDAG in the near future to the committee. I encourage you to be on the lookout and mark this date to attend. This is a big deal.
Congratulations to our winners of the "Best of Escondido Eats" restaurants! Join us on Tuesday the 24th as we present the awards to all the winners in-person at our August Business After 5 Mixer at the Ritz Theater!
Thank you to Police Chief Ed Varso for taking the time to join me as we recorded our latest episodes of The Wonderland Podcast. Chief Varso did a great job of sharing his experience as Escondido’s top cop and we appreciate his time and professionalism. Not an easy job but we clearly have the right person to handle the challenge. Take a listen and you'll find out what the Chief's favorite sandwich is here in Escondido!
Membership renewals for the month just went out and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support through your membership. If you’re not a member please become one. It’s through your support that we commit to making this business the best it can be.
James Rowten (JR)