Message from Graham Mitchell

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City Manager Graham Mitchell

Welcome to the City of El Cajon!

 

As the sixth largest city in San Diego County, El Cajon is recognized as a wonderful location to live, work and play.  El Cajon boasts a diverse and vibrant community, safe and attractive neighborhoods, many parks and recreation centers, award-winning schools, libraries, and other amenities.  El Cajon is a full service City, with first-class police and fire departments. Ultimately, El Cajon is a shining example of a local government that provides exceptional municipal service with an innovative mindset. 

The community’s vitality is evident in our dynamic business environment. El Cajon is home to both global and nationally known corporations such as Taylor Guitars, one of the premier guitar manufacturing companies in the world. The City is also home to a long-time retail mall, Parkway Plaza, that boasts over 170 stores and entertainment venues, such as an 18-screen Regal Cinema, Macy's, Best Buy, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods Forever 21, H&M, and more!  El Cajon is also known for the many car dealerships, with 14 currently within its borders, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus. Additionally, El Cajon has an energetic downtown, with shops and restaurants that the entire family can enjoy. El Cajon's location and attributes make it attractive and accessible to small investors and entrepreneurs, which enhances the City's many business districts.

El Cajon is seen as a leader among cities. Through the vision of the El Cajon City Council, El Cajon is able to balance new growth and development while preserving a rich and honored heritage. The City staff is professional, knowledgeable, and focused on providing exceptional customer service.  

Thank you for visiting El Cajon's website. Whether you are here to live, work or play, El Cajon is the place for you!

Graham Mitchell
City Manager