ECCHO is a duly formed public service corporation governed by its stated purpose - to preserve and protect the open space and recreational features of the Escondido Country Club neighborhood. Toward that end, ECCHO advanced its Open Space Initiative, and opposed Proposition H, the developer's ballot measure that would have authorized the construction of 400 homes on the Country Club property.
Now, the November 2016 election presents another issue vital to the Country Club community. The City Council election in District Three presents two candidates; Joe Garcia and Olga Diaz. Ms. Diaz has consistently voted against the interests of our community. She actively campaigned in favor of the developer who wanted to subdivide the neighborhood. She is an outspoken opponent of ECCHO and its principles. Joe Garcia, on the other hand, has been a willing listener when presented with our issues. He has pledged to consider the property rights of the long-time land owners in the Country Club community. ECCHO has a stake in this City Council race. The winner will be voting on the future land use decisions important to us.
The ECCHO Board finds that Joe Garcia would be a principled, caring steward of the land use decisions of the City of Escondido. Therefore, the Board has voted, unanimously, to endorse Joe Garcia for election to the Third District City Council seat.
Please forward this message to your friends and family that might live in District Three.
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ECCHO Board of Directors