Issue 01 | June 15 2020
Grover Gazette
Message from the City Manager
Greetings City of Grover Beach,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the City’s monthly electronic newsletter, Grover Gazette ! We are delighted to introduce this new tool to help inform our community about City issues, services, and projects, and the employees who serve Grover Beach. In the past, the City had a quarterly newsletter, Seabreeze , that served as an important way of connecting with our community. The Grover Gazette builds on this foundation using a modern electronic format design that can be easily distributed through email, the City website, social media platforms, and other ways. 

This is an extraordinary time for all of us. In the first half of 2020, we have experienced a global health crisis, a sudden and significant economic downturn, and societal unrest tied to an appalling use of force by police officers against a person of color in Minneapolis. These moments have been unprecedented, but I am proud of our City Council and City employees in addressing these critical issues while continuing to provide services that our community expects. The work of the City continues every day in improving our infrastructure, keeping our neighborhoods safe, growing our economy, and providing housing for our residents. We are also in a solid financial position, with a balanced budget and no reductions in services despite the growing cost of meeting identified community needs. 

Grover Beach is a strong and resilient community with a “can do” vibe as embodied by the #GBtogether social media campaign. The Grover Gazette will tap into this community spirit and share what the City is doing to help support you. Let us know if you have any feedback at cityhall@groverbeach.org or (805) 473-4550. Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

Matthew Bronson
City Manager
In the News
Microgrants for Local Businesses
The Grover Beach City Council approved a business assistance initiative in partnership with the South County Chambers of Commerce to support Grover Beach businesses with adjusting to the impacts of COVID-19 through one-time microgrants of up to $10,000.
Get Involved in Grover Beach Government
Residents have an opportunity to serve their community and help shape the direction of the City by pursuing positions on the Grover Beach City Council or the Grover Beach Planning Commission.

Helping Grover Beach Businesses
While the local economy has experienced setbacks due to COVID-19, the City, in partnership with the Chamber, is working hard to make sure there are resources for current and future businesses.

Face Coverings Ordinance
Grover Beach adopted an ordinance to help protect our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, requiring employees to wear face coverings and signs to be posted to encourage customers to do the same.

Fireworks in Grover Beach
Residents are encouraged to be mindful of firework safety protocols and the new discharge period, which restricts the use of "Safe and Sane" fireworks to July 4 between 10am and 10pm.

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Staff Spotlight
Rik Strickland
Code Compliance Officer
Rik Strickland is the City’s full-time Code Compliance Officer. Rik is the City’s point person in responding to potential code violations and ensuring that properties are being properly maintained to improve our community appearance consistent with Council Goals. Rik has been very active in assisting our local businesses comply with State and local requirements for the COVID-19 pandemic and reopen safely consistent with these requirements. Rik works diligently with property owners to determine what actions are necessary to resolve code violations and seeks voluntary compliance within a reasonable time frame. Rik was born and raised in upstate New York and previously worked as a dispatcher for the Grover Beach Police Department. He resides in Grover Beach with his family.
Upcoming Meetings & Events

City Council Meeting
June 22, 2020 @ 6 p.m.

Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission Meeting
June 18, 2020 @ 6 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting
June 24, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

Community events have been canceled through June; however, certain classes are beginning to come back online.

For more information,
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the City Alarm Ordinance and
how do I register my alarm?

Grover Beach City Ordinance No. 19-07 requires all homes and businesses using an alarm system to have a city alarm permit, which helps limited police resources to be utilized more efficiently by reducing the number of false alarms in the city. The annual fee for an alarm permit registration or renewal is $25. You may apply for a permit online here .

For more information you can also contact GBPD Commander Angelo Limon at 805-473-4507 or via e-mail at alimon@gbpd.org .
We're Hiring!
This position will perform the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities, including special assignments.
City of Grover Beach
154 S 8th Street
Grover Beach, CA 93433
(805) 473-4550