September 2020
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A Message from the Mayor
"In good news from State officials, more Oceanside businesses and organizations are reopening their indoor operations, some with capacity restrictions. I joined with other North County Mayors to lobby the state to allow safe reopenings, and I’m pleased to see some movement in these regulations." Find out more about this and resources for the Oceanside community in the latest Message from the Mayor.
COVID-19 Update
The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases among those tested has decreased, and now is at a 14-day rolling average of about 3.7%. The latest County Public Health briefing slides provide a current situation snapshot, and may be viewed here. We want to thank everyone for taking preventative measures to protect yourself and others.
Studies indicate that face coverings are effective at reducing the spread of the virus and -- just like seat belts and motorcycle helmets -- can reduce the death toll. Wear a mask, it's an easy task that works.
More Businesses Reopening Indoors
The the Governor announced a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state, with revised criteria. The new system uses four tiers. San Diego County is currently in the 2nd red tier, and is now able to reopen indoor operations, some at a reduced capacity. What's able to reopen

Learn more about the new state tiered system:
COVID-19 Emergency Rent/Utility Assistance
Oceanside’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program helps individuals and families at or below 80% area medium income in the City of Oceanside who are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. The program will provide one-time payments per qualifying individual or household to help pay past-due and/or upcoming rent and utility expenses. To learn more, please call the City's Housing Division at (760) 435-3360, email, or visit the website.
Virtual Public Workshop Sept. 15
Sand Replenishment / Retention
Please join us for a virtual public information session September 15 at 6:00 p.m. regarding a feasibility study for sand replenishment/retention. Conceptual ideas will be presented, followed by a question and answer session during this live event. There will also be an opportunity for you to provide input on these concepts, or others not covered during the session. The City’s goal is to identify a beach replenishment/retention strategy that is environmentally sensitive, financially feasible and has a reasonable chance of being approved through the regulatory permitting process.  Details
Community Webinar Sept. 17
Loma Alta Slough Enhancement Project
Join us in a community webinar on September 17 at 5:00 p.m. to hear about the wetland enhancement design selected for Oceanside's Loma Alta Slough, located between Coast Highway and Pacific Street. The purpose of the project is to expand coastal wetland habitat and improve public access through trails and educational signage. A detailed presentation of the selected wetland enhancement design will be given at 5:00 p.m. After the presentation, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. Details
City Council Meetings
City Council meetings are occurring in a virtual manner during COVID-19 regulations. The next regular meeting dates are September 9 and September 23 at 5:00 p.m. Regular City Council meetings are also shown live on KOCT and replayed throughout the week. Check the agenda and minutes to read about the issues the City Council is addressing. Subscribe to receive meeting agendas and minutes via email here. Learn how to live stream and comment on agenda items during COVID-19 regulations here.
Economic Development
Oceanside is getting back to business, and the City's Economic Development Division looks forward to helping more businesses open and expand. Learn about new relaxed business regulations during COVID-19, loan and grant programs--coming businesses and more in the latest Economic Development Newsletter
General Plan Update - Take a Survey
In support of the second phase of the City’s General Plan Update, the Planning Division has initiated an outreach effort focused on the City’s 17 neighborhood planning areas (NPAs). The project team seeks to better understand to what extent residents identify with their NPAs, what they like best about their NPAs, and where they see opportunities to improve these areas.  Please take a few moments to participate in a survey on the project web page: SURVEY
Measure X Update
Measure X was a 1/2 cent sales tax ballot measure passed in November 2018 by Oceanside voters. The revenue from Measure X is slated specifically for public safety, road repairs, improved infrastructure, and addressing homelessness. It went into effect in April 2019 and provides for accountability by a Citizens Oversight Committee, separate funds, spending plans, and an annual independent audit. Review a recap of the latest Measure X expenditures and coming projects: Update
Pure Water Oceanside is Under Construction
Pure Water Oceanside will be the first advanced water purification facility in San Diego County. The facility will produce enough water to supply to 30% of Oceanside's water supply needs. Learn more about the facility, construction, and grants the City received to help fund the project here:  Pure Water Oceanside Update
Oceanside Public Library Services & Events
Green Oceanside Updates
The Green Oceanside team oversees environmental services and programs, including solid waste and recycling, water use efficiency, and watershed protection. Learn about the new food scrap recycling program for businesses, how you can save water at home, and virtual learning opportunities for students and teachers: Green Oceanside Update.

Voters will be Mailed a Ballot
Due to COVID-19, the Governor signed two executive orders to send mail ballots to every active registered voter in California so they can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner. Those who need to vote in person will also have that option. To check your registration, or re-register if you've moved, click here.

View the Oceanside candidate roster and ballot measure information on the City website: Election Information
Flood Protection Information
Learn about local flood hazards before the rainy season is upon us. Due to its location, Oceanside is exposed and vulnerable to wave action, tidal and storm surge flooding, and river/creek flooding from San Luis Rey River, Loma Alta, Garrison, Buena Vista, and Pilgrim Creeks. Find out how to protect your property before, during, and after a flood.
Visit Oceanside Celebrates 10 Years
Visit Oceanside received a City proclamation in recognition of their 10 year anniversary on August 19. Visit Oceanside, a destination management organization, was acknowledged for its careful crafting of a unique brand personality for Oceanside and success in bringing new tourism generating events and programs to the City. Despite celebrating this milestone amid a worldwide pandemic that has been devastating to the travel industry, we are proud of the success they have achieved. When visitors stay in Oceanside, they not only support local businesses, which positively impacts jobs for residents, but also produce important tax revenues for the City to support services that benefit the entire community. Read more and view their celebratory video

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