Issue 04 | September 14, 2020
Grover Gazette
Message From the City Manager
Greetings City of Grover Beach,

2020 has been a year like no other. In a year where we have already endured a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and social unrest, our state now faces the most significant scale of wildfires experienced in a single year. Though these current wildfires are outside of our area, we are all connected to this unfolding situation, from the smoke drafting into our region to the personnel from our own Five Cities Fire Authority serving on fire lines around the state. I am thankful for the professionalism and expertise of our firefighters, as well as our police officers and other first responders committed to helping keep Grover Beach safe. 

As we approach the last few months of 2020, there are many ways that our community has adapted to this difficult year. We now have over 20 businesses operating outdoors given indoor restrictions, with some modifying their business model to fit the new realities. Workplaces have shifted to a more flexible environment, combining remote and in-person work to minimize close contact and support working parents. Parents have also shown creativity in helping their kids with distance learning while we wait for schools to reopen safely. 

City government has also adapted to this difficult year while delivering results. Though our workforce is largely remote, consistent with State orders, we have continued to receive development applications, issue building permits, process utility payments, maintain City facilities, oversee capital projects, and provide 24/7 public safety services. We started a grant-funded sidewalk project on South 10th Street and Manhattan Avenue and will begin construction later this fall on our next Measure K-14 local street repair project on North 8th Street, South 9th Street, and 14th Street. The Council also approved a hotel project on a vacant property on El Camino Real near Oak Park Boulevard, which will generate future jobs and economic activity. 

Lastly, the 2020 election is approaching and I applaud the candidates who wish to serve their community by running for the four seats on the City Council on the ballot. I also encourage residents to learn about Measure F-20 which is a 1% sales tax to address community needs identified by the public. More information on this measure is available at

We’re all in this together and your City government is here to support you. Let us know how we can help at or (805) 473-4550. 


Matthew Bronson
City Manager
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Advancing Our Community's Health and Wellbeing
Our Parks and Recreation Department is continuing its mission of advancing health, wellbeing and community with exciting and fun new program offerings, as well as plans to improve the City's outdoor spaces and facilities. The Ramona Park Master Plan, for example, will be reviewed at the 9/17 Commission Meeting.

Grover Beach Continues Supporting Local Businesses and Diversifying Its Economy
The City is supporting the Grover Beach businesses community with a second round of microgrants to help those hard hit by COVID-19. Additionally, a series of moves were made to help create and maintain a business-friendly environment that is geared toward economic development.

Measure F-20 Placed on November Ballot
In July 2020, the City Council adopted a resolution calling for the placement of a 1% sales tax on the Nov. 2020 ballot. The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder has confirmed the designation of the measure as Measure F-20.

Staff Spotlight
Sergeant Nelida Aceves
Grover Beach Police Department
Sgt. Nelida Aceves first joined the Grover Beach Police Department (GBPD) as a Police Officer in November 2009. During her tenure, she has worked as a Field Training Officer, Senior Police Officer and Detective before being promoted to Sergeant in January 2020. Sgt. Aceves’s commitment to making a positive impact on the community has led her to become a recognized leader among her local law enforcement colleagues. During her youth, she was inspired by a female senior officer to pursue a career in law enforcement and began with an Administration of Justice degree. Sgt. Aceves feels fortunate to be a part of the GBPD, where she has been able to witness and be a part of the increased representation of women in policing.
Upcoming Meetings & Events

Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission Meeting
September 17, 2020 @ 6 p.m.

City Council Meeting
September 21, 2020 @ 6 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting
September 23, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

City Council Meeting
October 5, 2020 @ 6 p.m.
Community events have
been canceled this fall due to COVID-19. However, certain classes and programs are beginning to ramp back up once again. For more information, please visit the Parks and Recreation class registration webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Measure F-20 on the Ballot?
The Grover Beach City Council unanimously decided to place a 1.0% Transaction and Use Tax (Sales Tax) on the November 2020 Ballot. This will let voters decide whether to invest in addressing community needs identified by the public. These needs include major street repairs and sidewalk improvements, business support and public safety services that are currently underfunded. Learn more at
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City of Grover Beach
154 S 8th Street
Grover Beach, CA 93433
(805) 473-4550