September 2022

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New City Manager Appointed

The City Council selected Jonathan Borrego to serve as Oceanside's next City Manager. Mr. Borrego has 34 years of experience in municipal government, and has been with the City of Oceanside for five years, initially hired as the City’s Development Services Director, promoted to the Deputy City Manager position in 2019, and subsequently named Interim City Manager in March 2022.  Details

Oceanside Homeless Shelter Update

To address the challenges of homelessness and to mitigate community impacts, the City is preparing for its first year-round shelter. A property was purchased, construction costs were approved, and an operating agreement was signed with the San Diego Rescue Mission for the "Oceanside Navigation Center" at the centrally-located 3131 Oceanside Boulevard property.  Property improvements are underway; internal construction is progress, and site furnishings have begun to arrive. Construction is expected to be complete around the end of the year. More info

City Awarded $9.9M for Pure Water Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced they are recommending a $9.9 million grant award for construction of the Pure Water Oceanside project. Rep. Mike Levin was instrumental in securing this funding. The funding will be awarded via the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART: Title XVI WIIN Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects funding opportunity.  Details

Buccaneer Beach Closed Sept. 6-7

Buccaneer Beach in South Oceanside will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 as we place compatible beach sand on the upper/back portion of the beach to replace sand that has eroded. The import of sand will involve heavy trucks and equipment. Please note, access to the ocean can still occur via access paths to the north and south of Buccaneer Beach.  More information on coastal management

El Corazon Park Site 1 Meeting

The Oceanside City Council approved an agreement with Schmidt Design Group to design El Corazon’s Park Site 1. Park Site 1 will be a 17-acre public park near the northwestern corner of Rancho Del Oro and El Corazon Drive. Community input is requested at an online meeting September 19 at 6:00 p.m. to ensure this park will meet your recreational needs. Community input will be incorporated into concept plans which will be presented at a future meeting for community review. More info

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are open to all. The next meetings occur on September 14 and September 28 at 5:00 p.m. Regular Council meetings are shown live on KOCT and replayed throughout the week. You can also watch the live stream via KOCT's website. Review the agenda and minutes to read about the issues the Council is addressing. Subscribe to receive meeting agendas and minutes via email here.

Economic Development News

The City’s Economic Development Division remains committed to helping businesses stay and grow here in Oceanside. Read about the Arroyo Verde retail center, Q&A Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Ben & Esther's Vegan Jewish Deli, Handels Oceanside, Dutch Bros Coffee, and more in the September edition of the Economic Development Newsletter 

Parks & Recreation Events & Programs

Join us for the final Movie at the Pier of the season, fall swim lessons, and Open Gym times at Junior Seau Beach Community Center and/or at Melba Bishop Recreation Center. The Fall Activity Guide is also out, offering a wide variety of fun opportunities. Learn more in the Oceanside Parks & Recreation News

Chief's Corner: Disaster Preparedness   

September is "Disaster Preparedness Month," and a great time to ask, "Are you ready?" Start by making a plan before disasters strike. Check your emergency supplies. Subscribe to emergency alert systems such as Alert San Diego. You can help make a difference in Oceanside by getting involved. Visit for information on how you can be a leader in your neighborhood to help respond in the event of a disaster. Find out more

Bridging the Digital Divide

The Affordable Connectivity Program is helping millions of eligible households throughout the U.S. save hundreds of dollars on home Internet. This federally funded initiative offers qualified households a $30 monthly discount on home Internet and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a computer or a tablet. Help us spread the word: More info

Free Compost & Mulch for Residents

Feed your yard and improve your soil and plant growth! The City of Oceanside provides free high-quality organic compost and mulch for Oceanside residents at the El Corazon Compost Facility. Please bring a container, shovel, and proof of Oceanside residency. On occasion, compost tea is available as well.  Details and Hours

General Plan Update Open House Events

Drawing on community input, technical studies, and state and regional guidance, the City’s Planning Division is drafting detailed outlines of the various elements of the City's General Plan. In October, Planners will host two Open House events for you to review and comment on these drafts. The Open Houses will feature staffed stations where participants can engage the project team in one-on-one discussions. Input received will inform revisions to the draft goals and policies as well as the development of implementing actions. Details

Oceanside Public Library News

Homework Help Weekly Starting Sept. 6

Community-Wide Read and Wellness Events

"Set Up to Succeed" Library Accounts for All Students

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Oceanside READS Learning Center Events

September Events for Kids, Teens & Adults

Green Oceanside News

From gardening tips on ways to maintain your fall garden, to news on the 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day with locations in Oceanside, to the Green Oceanside Recycling Smart Tool, the Green Oceanside has environmental news you can use in this month's edition of the Green Oceanside News.

Oceanside Arts & Culture

First Free Friday with Music at the Oceanside Museum of Art

Current and Coming Exhibitions at Oceanside Museum of Art

Free First Sunday:Community Art Day Sept 4

All Shook Up Sept. 9 -18 at The Star Theatre

Native Gardens Sept. 30 - Oct. 9 at Mira Costa Theatre

Save the Date: Taste of Oceanside is Oct. 1

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