Issue 03 | August 17, 2020
Grover Gazette
Message From the City Manager
Greetings City of Grover Beach,

This month typically marks the end of summertime and the beginning of a new school year filled with anticipation and excitement. This year is anything but normal and the wonder of the new school year is tempered by the reality of distance learning given public health requirements with COVID-19. Our school district has done a great job preparing for this new reality and I applaud the teachers, district staff, and parents for their resiliency and positive spirit.

This is another reminder about communities helping each other in trying times. Communities are not dictated from the top but built from the ground up with support from fellow residents and businesses. Local government also plays a role in this support by helping create conditions for communities to succeed. Our City is helping do just that by providing microgrants to local businesses weathering financial losses, enabling businesses to operate outdoors when indoor use is restricted, and providing funding for child care assistance to support families. We’re also continuing our work in building an even better Grover Beach by fixing streets, improving water and sewer lines, and enhancing our parks and facilities. While there are still unmet needs to address, we are charting a clear path of improvement and following through with actions that support our community.

Lastly, this month also marks the beginning of the 2020 election period within our city. We have 10 candidates running for the four seats on the City Council with terms up this election. We also have a measure (Measure F-20) that would add a 1% sales tax to address community needs. Democracy is the foundation of our governance at all levels and I applaud those who have taken this step in seeking to serve Grover Beach and represent their fellow residents on the City Council. 

Thank you to everyone for your community spirit and perseverance in challenging times. We’re all in this together and your City government is here for you. Let us know how we can help at or (805) 473-4550. #GBtogether


Matthew Bronson
City Manager
In the News
Get Moving & Win a Fitbit!
How many miles can the Grover Beach community walk, bike or run by September 1? We invite you and members of your household to get active and take on the challenge!
Local Businesses Expand Outdoor Operations with City Support
The City of Grover Beach is working directly with local businesses impacted by COVID-19 public health restrictions on indoor operations to help these businesses transition to outdoor spaces.

Boosting Housing Production in Grover Beach
The City is making significant strides toward addressing one of its four Major City Goals related to housing and homelessness. "We are excited to jumpstart the process that will create more affordable housing in our city," said Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee.

5-Year Infrastructure Improvements Plan
Over the course of the next five years, the City of Grover Beach will invest nearly $24 million in infrastructure improvements throughout the community.

Staff Spotlight
Lance Henderson
Maintenance Worker I
Lance has been with the maintenance crew in the Public Works Department for five years and is instrumental in helping to finish and complete projects. His knowledge, skill set, and easy-going personality are invaluable to the Public Works team and the City. Lance has been involved in numerous recent projects including the train station expansion project, sidewalk infill work, and improvements to City facilities. Not only is Lance knowledgeable, but he is able to find creative and cost-effective solutions to challenges faced on City projects. For these reasons, Lance was named the 2019 City Employee of the Year. On a personal note, he was born and raised locally and likes sports and spending time with his family. 
Upcoming Meetings & Events

City Council Meeting
August 24, 2020 @ 6 p.m.

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.

Community events have
been canceled through the end
of the year due to COVID-19.
However, certain classes and programs are beginning to ramp back up once again. For more information, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is running for Grover Beach City Council?
During this coming November election, there will be three seats for the office of City Council Member and one seat for the office of Mayor that will be up for election. The Mayor and one Council Member seat are two-year terms, while the remaining two Council Member seats are four-year terms. The following individuals have filed their Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement and have met the requirements to run for office.
Office of the Mayor
(2-year term)

Elizabeth Doukas

Jeff Lee (incumbent)
Office of Council Member
(4-year term)

Karen Bright (incumbent)

Will Bruce

Joseph Holmes

Anna Miller

Daniel Rushing
Office of Council Member
(2-year term)

Fred Buenrostro

David Duringer

Robert Robert
To learn more about each candidate and the November 2020 General Municipal Election, please click here.
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City of Grover Beach
154 S 8th Street
Grover Beach, CA 93433
(805) 473-4550