BIA Member & Escondido City Councilman Passes Away

By Mike McSweeney
John Masson, long-time BIA member and President of Masson & Associates, a civil engineering firm, has passed away due to cancer. Mr. Masson was serving his second term on the Escondido City Council after being appointed six years ago. While on the City Council, Mr. Masson brought an experienced voice to his council colleagues on development issues. Masson, along with his Council colleague Olga Diaz directed City staff to study the feasibility of a stormwater alternative compliance program, the first in San Diego County. Mr. Masson leaves behind his wife and two children.