Issue 12 | May 28, 2021
Grover Gazette
Message From the City Manager
Greetings City of Grover Beach,

We have said for a while that hope is on the horizon and it feels like we are almost at that horizon. We have made tremendous strides as a community towards ending the COVID-19 pandemic and the statewide restrictions that have been such a part of our lives will be lifted in a matter of weeks. The past 15 months have been incredibly difficult for so many in our community and we know it will take time for our residents and businesses to fully recover and thrive once again. 

But I’m pleased to report that your city government is making substantial progress to help our community recover and prosper. Our proposed budget for the next two years will be balanced and shows strong revenue growth from property, sales and cannabis tax revenues including an additional $2.1 million from the voter-approved Measure F-20 1% sales tax measure. These revenues will be put to good use in repairing streets, building sidewalks, improving parks and other City facilities, and adding police officers among other things. The proposed budget will be posted on the City’s website in early June in preparation for the budget hearing scheduled for the June 14th Council meeting. The budget hearing will also be an opportunity to discuss the City’s use of one-time funding from the federal America Rescue Plan Act and how these funds can help us further address community needs. 

We continue to work hard in supporting our local businesses which play such an important role in our community. Our #BuyLocal program in partnership with the South County Chambers of Commerce has generated over $110,000 in additional spending at our local businesses since February and will continue through the end of July. Make sure to submit your receipts from Grover Beach businesses and claim a $25 gift card to a local business. Our Council has recently authorized the continued use of outdoor spaces for restaurants and other businesses to operate including parking lots, sidewalks and parklets through June 2022 to continue supporting businesses in their economic recovery. Lastly, the cannabis industry has thrived in Grover Beach producing over 200 jobs and $2 million in annual tax revenue and we’re looking at opportunities to further support this growing industry such as onsite consumption lounges operated safely and responsibly. 

I’ll close this month’s message with the good news that we’re restarting our annual summer concert series in July and have reopened City Hall for public access from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. These actions are positive steps towards the normalcy we all want after this past year. Thank you for being part of our Grover Beach community and let us know what we can do to assist you at (805) 473-4550 or


Matthew Bronson
City Manager
In the News
Grover Beach Announces 19th Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series
The Grover Beach Summer Concert Series is back Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., July 4 through August 16! The community is invited to enjoy a variety of live bands at Ramona Garden Park at 993 Ramona Avenue.

Compliance with all applicable state and local health guidelines for events will be required as part of the concerts.

Grover Beach Identifies Key Investments in FY 2021-23 Budget
The Grover Beach City Council recently provided feedback and direction on the development of the FY 2021-23 budget to be finalized in June 2021. The proposed budget will advance Major City Goals and address community needs, reflecting a strong financial forecast for the City. Resources will be directed towards community priorities including economic development, public safety, street improvements, affordable housing and more.

Grover Beach Continues Successful Development of Commercial Cannabis Industry
As an internationally recognized leader in the safe, responsible establishment of a thriving commercial cannabis industry, the City of Grover Beach continues taking steps to strengthen the cannabis industry and explore new opportunities for businesses to create jobs and generate tax revenue.

Grover Beach Continues Small Business Support with Extension of Outdoor Business Uses
The Grover Beach City Council has extended the use of parklets for outdoor business use through June 2022, affirmed private parking and sidewalk seating use and approved the allocation of business microgrants to beautify outdoor spaces. The use of outdoor spaces is consistent with the goals outlined in the City’s Land Use Element and West Grand Avenue Master Plan as a way of creating a more vibrant downtown atmosphere and boosting business exposure.

Staff Spotlight
Cesar Zarate | Public Works Supervisor
Cesar Zarate began working for the City as a Maintenance Worker in February of 1994.  Over the years, Cesar has proven to be a valued employee, working his way up from Maintenance Worker 1 to Public Works Supervisor by 2018. Cesar has lived in the Central Coast for most of his life; he graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 1988 and attended Hancock & Cuesta College. He is married with three children, and enjoys bike riding, hiking local trails, walking on the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Upcoming Meetings & Events

City Hall Closed
Memorial Day: May 31, 2021

June 1, 2021 @ 6 p.m

City Council Meeting
June 14, 2021 @ 6 p.m.

Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission Meeting
June 17, 2021 @ 6 p.m.
All summer long, the San Luis Obispo County YMCA is hosting scooter camps for ages 6-12 years old! Camp takes place daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the following weeks:

June 12 - 16 • June 19 - 23
July 12 - 16 • July 19 - 23

Visit to learn more and register. For more information, contact
Frequently Asked Questions
SLO County mass vaccination sites are closing June 4.
Where can I get the vaccine now?
The County’s mass vaccine clinics at Cuesta College, Paso Robles Event Center, and Arroyo Grande South County Regional Center will close on June 4, 2021. COVID-19 vaccine appointments will continue to be available through My Turn and Vaccine Finder.

The County of San Luis Obispo is accepting applications for mobile vaccine clinics to provide on-site vaccination for up to 200 people. Ahead of the clinic date, the County's outreach and education team can meet with interested organizations to provide information and answer questions.

Visit to schedule an appointment and get answers to frequently asked questions about available COVID-19 vaccines.
Know the Code:
The Grover Beach Municipal Code (GBMC) and How it Affects You
What does the GBMC say about waste containers?
Refuse and garbage containers shall not be placed adjacent to the street for pickup more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to pickup time, and such containers shall be removed from the curb within the twelve (12) hour period following pickup

This means that your trash, recyclable and green waste containers must be placed adjacent to the street no more than 24 hours before being picked up. This ALSO means that the containers must be removed from the curb no more than 12 hours after being picked up.

What does the GBMC say about where you can store your waste containers?
All trash, recyclable and green waste containers must be placed in an area that is not visible from the street and not within any front yard setback or side yard abutting a street.

This means that if you can see your trash, recyclable and green waste containers from the street, then they are not where they should be. The containers should be kept in an area where they are not visible from the street.

Did you know:
Beginning on April 1, 2021, the pickup day for trash, recyclables and green waste in Grover Beach was changed from Tuesday to Friday!
City of Grover Beach
154 S 8th Street
Grover Beach, CA 93433
(805) 473-4550