City of El Cajon, CA

01/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2019 20:38

What's Happening in El Cajon

Posted: January 10, 2019

Special Activities & Events:

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting

Join Mayor Bill Wells at a Town Hall meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, January 30
  • Location: El Cajon Valley High School Theater, 1035 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, Ca. 92021.

An opportunity to talk with the Mayor about issues of concern, how the City is working to solve these issues and the accomplishments made. Learn about available resources, and hear about all the new projects and developments coming to El Cajon!

East County Art Association Art Show at Wieghorst Museum

The Art Association member Art Show will be now through February 2, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wieghorst Museum, 131 Rea Avenue east of Magnolia Avenue.

This Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. antique's appraiser Craig Helm will be available to do appraisals. The cost is $5.00 per item with a maximum of 3 items per person. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the museum.

Contact the Museum for more information at (619) 590-3431, or online at

Applications Sought for City of El Cajon Commissions

For those seeking community involvement, the City of El Cajon City Council is accepting applications for several Commissions and Committees. Vacancies are available for; the Gillespie Field Development Council, Personnel, Planning, Public Safety Facility Financing Oversight and Veteran's Commissions. The filing period is open through Monday,January 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Applications are available in the City Clerk's Office and on the City's website at All applicants will be interviewed on January 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020. For additional information, call the City Clerk's Office at (619) 441-1763.

Tea by the Sea Is Set for January 19

St. Madeleine Sophie's Center will be holding their annual Tea by the Sea fundraiser.

  • Date: Saturday, January 19
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla.

Delicious seafood & French fare in a chic setting. Proceeds benefit the unique activities and outings provided to SMSC students. Tickets are $135 per guest, and $1,350 for a table of ten - hurry, limited seating! Price includes valet parking. To RSVP, please call (619) 442-5129, ext. 352, or purchase tickets online at

Celebrate the 2018 Citizen of the Year - February 5

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon!

  • Date: Tuesday, February 5th
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: El Cajon Elks Lodge, 1400 E. Washington Avenue.

Cost per person is $20. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (619) 440-6161.

Free Disaster Preparedness Classes

Will you know what to do in the case of a wildfire, a home fire, or earthquake? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and the hazards that may impact the area they live. Applications are now being accepted. For more information or to register, visit the Heartland Fire website at and look under 'Emergency Prep.' The East County CERT Academy begins Saturday, March 23. For more information call (619) 667-1471.

The Winter Recreation Guide Is Now Available

See all the great programs offered by the City of El Cajon Recreation Department by picking up a copy of the new winter recreation guide at any of the El Cajon Recreation centers or in the lobby of City Hall, 200 Civic Center Way. You can also see the winter guide online at For more information or to register, please call (619) 441-1754.

Two Important Surveys You Can Help With:

If You Work and/or Live in El Cajon the City Invites Your Input

On your job and at home, we know that you see and hear about the needs of the residents of our City. The City is seeking input to evaluate and determine the priorities for spending our federal grant funds reserved for low-income families and individuals over the next five years. Your input is valuable, and we would ask to take a moment to complete the online survey.

The City of El Cajon receives approximately $1,300,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and $450,000 in HOME Investment Partnership grants each year for housing and community development projects. The City wants its residents to have input in how the City programs this money, which may only be used to benefit low and moderate income areas or persons. Please assist us by filling out the survey.

City of El Cajon Resident Survey:

If you prefer, written comments can be submitted to: [email protected].

The City Drafts a Climate Action Plan and You Can Help

The City of El Cajon is currently underway with the development of a Climate Action Plan, a policy document intended to establish the City's sustainable strategies. Identifying sustainable strategies for the City is a way to establish standards that can help improve El Cajon's quality of life.

How can you participate in the process? If you're a business owner, property owner, resident, and/or non-profit organization who is interested in being featured in our sustainable strategies articles, please let us know by calling (619) 441-1742 or emailing [email protected]. Keep up with the latest news on the CAP development by visiting

General Information:

  • January 11 - Alternate Friday closure for El Cajon City offices. Please go to for a full calendar of office hours for City offices during 2019.
  • January 21 - City offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • January 22 - El Cajon City Council Meetings are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., as needed. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, and to view the full agenda online, please visit

Stay Informed on all City Events, City Services & Meetings

Visit the City of El Cajon's website at Register now for the 'E-NOTIFICATION' system and select the information you would like to receive email notifications about, such as news releases and upcoming events. Also, find links and information for various City departments and services. Sign up today!

*This event column is courtesy of Monica Zech, Public Information Officer for the City of El Cajon - (619) 441-1737 or [email protected].