Since the 1960’s, the manicured grass, majestic trees and welcoming facilities of the Escondido Country Club have provided beauty and value to create one of the most treasured neighborhoods in Escondido.

In August 2013, the Escondido City Council unanimously declared the 110 acres of land as a dedicated open space.  In November 2014, the land owner, a Beverly Hills developer who wanted to build a massive housing development on the property, was shot down by Escondido voters in a 61% land-slide, declaring that Escondido does not want a 430 unit housing development.

Now entering Phase 3 of our journey, determining how the land will be used.  For more information, please email:

Thank you for taking the time to help build a better Escondido.


Prop H (the Specific Plan) effectively removes oversight and control from the City of Escondido

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Here are a few excerpts from their initiative:

"Where these regulations and guidelines conflict with other plans, ordinances, and guidelines of the City of Escondido, the Specific Plans provisions shall control." Page C-5

Meaning - This proposition can override local laws!

" ... not defined as a "project" under CEQA, and is therefore exempt from CEQA's environmental review process." Page C-8

Meaning - Normal environmental regulations will not be in force for the development!

Read it for yourself:

Vote NO on H

Please SHARE with other concerned Escondido voters!


Chicken Manure Letter has finally gone out to Schlesinger

Friday, September 19, 2014

Air Pollution Control District (APCD) confirmed that a letter stipulating a fine has gone out to Michael Schlesinger (aka SITR, aka CARE, aka The Lakes) last week. Supervisor Dave Roberts office has confirmed and further noted: 

"As with any legal investigation, information about the case may not be disclosed until it is resolved or goes to court. If Mr. Schlesinger chooses to settle out of court, specific information regarding the fine would then be made available to the public."

He has 30 days to respond. Further information to follow.

Unique Donation to NO on H

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You'd like to donate to ECCHO & NO on H, but haven't been able to thus far? Here's an idea: we're mailing out letters to Escondido voters and are in need of first class (49 c) stamps to get them in the mail. If you'd like to help out, you can drop them off at our Headquarters.

NO on H

Headquarters Office

1451 Industrial Ave 

Escondido, CA 92029

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mon-Fri

Thanks Escondido!   NO on H

NO on H stuff ...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bumper Stickers

NO on H bumper stickers will be available at the NO on H Headquarters on Monday.  Get two; put one at the lower left of your back window and one for the lower right.  What's better than a moving billboard; wherever you go!

NO on H Grape Day Fun!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What a great time volunteering for NO on H at the Grape Day Festival yesterday. We walked through the park and handed out our "NO on Prop H" balloons to the children and passed out flyers to the parents.   We were able to answer lots of questions from folks from all over Escondido.  Looking forward to out next event.....Vote NO on Prop H

City Report on SITR Initiative: Wastewater Impacts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s wastewater impacts:

Wastewater Impacts

The City’s Wastewater Master Plan did not assume residential development associated with the SITR Initiative.  Based on an average of 200 gallons of daily wastewater generated by each of the 430 units proposed, it is anticipated that approximately 86,000 gallons of daily wastewater will be generated by project. (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 36)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

Please forward this message to other concerned Escondido Voters.



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