Message from Douglas Williford

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City Manager Douglas Williford

Welcome to the City of El Cajon!

El Cajon is one of the region's premiere locations in which to live, work and play. As the fifth largest city in San Diego County, El Cajon boasts a diverse and vibrant community. With safe and attractive residential neighborhoods, parks, libraries and other amenities, award-winning schools, and a quality of life that is highly sought, El Cajon is a shining example of exceptional municipal service. El Cajon is a full service City, with first-class police and fire departments.

This vibrancy 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, such as Macy's, Best Buy, Sear's, JCPenney, Forever 21, H&M, and more! El Cajon is also known for the many car dealerships in town, with 14 currently within its borders, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus. Additionally, El Cajon has a wonderful 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!!

Douglas Williford

City Manager