The City of Oceanside was notified of a preliminary grant award of $175,000 from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Coastal Resiliency Fund. The award will fund the final design of the City’s Loma Alta Slough Wetlands Enhancement Project. The project will restore and enhance approximately six acres of coastal wetland and upland habitat near Buccaneer Beach in South Oceanside. Features include over 1,500 feet of new nature trails with educational signage and planned connections to nearby facilities. Key design benefits include improvements to wetland water quality, storm flow protection and wildlife habitat expansion. The project is currently in the preliminary design phase and has incorporated community input through a robust public outreach process.
The City of Oceanside’s Water Utilities Department received a Certificate of Recognition from the Water Environment Federation as part of the Utility of the Future Today (UotFT) Program. This national recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from a traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and leader in the overall sustainability and resilience of the communities they serve. Oceanside was recognized in the performance area of Water Reuse, for innovative and forward-thinking practices that are providing sustainable, efficient, and value-added services to the community.
The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award.
City of Oceanside and Waste Management Celebrate America Recycles Day by Teaching the Community to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Right Through Online Learning Modules
Ahead of the holiday season and before you receive bundles of cardboard deliveries, the City of Oceanside and Waste Management invite the community to learn how to "Recycle Right"
Join the City of Oceanside for a community webinar on Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m. to hear about the Coastal Rail Trail project -- the segment between Oceanside Blvd. and Morse St.
In early 2020, the City of Oceanside began the simultaneous process of completing its General Plan Update, creating a Smart and Sustainable Corridors Plan, and developing a community plan for South Morro Hills. Through a Smart and Sustainable Corridors Plan (SSCP), the City will seek to channel future housing and employment growth into the City’s commercial corridors while maintaining the integrity of adjacent residential neighborhoods. Largely funded by a state grant, the SSCP will identify ways to facilitate infill and redevelopment along Mission Avenue, Oceanside Boulevard, and Vista Way. The SSCP will also consider public realm improvements that better accommodate public transit and active transportation, consistent with “complete streets” principles and regional policies that seek to reduce reliance on the private automobile. The Onward Oceanside website was developed to learn more about these projects.
The City of Oceanside has been working through the lengthy process of constructing railroad crossing improvements to meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements to establish a Quiet Zone along the North County Transit District coastal corridor (San Diego Subdivision) through Oceanside. In a Quiet Zone, active devices such as gates, signals, and railings warn vehicle and pedestrian traffic of on-coming trains in lieu of the routine sounding of their horns. Train horns will still be used in emergency situations. Cities desiring to establish a Quiet Zone are first required to mitigate the risk by updating crossings to specific standards to ensure safety.
From August 1 to 30, Oceanside residents pledged to save water and protect the environment as part of the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The Mayor’s Challenge aims to ignite cities across the nation in promoting water supply reliability, watershed protection, and overall environmental stewardship, and is a call to action for leaders to inspire their residents to use resources wisely. Residents who participated in the Challenge by pledging or completing environmental projects from home earned points for the City in the nationwide competition.
The City of Oceanside - Government is looking to collect feedback on their Zero Waste Plan Workshops from the Oceanside community. They created the Zero Waste Plan Survey which solicits input on future programming as well as the proposed marine debris reduction ordinance. Thank you for your feedback! Take Survey.
For Immediate Release
October 3, 2020
I am pleased to announce the support and endorsement of former Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood. Mayor Wood was a dedicated public servant who served our city for more than four decades as police officer, detective, council member and mayor. Mayor Wood left a lasting legacy of prioritizing public safety, fighting crime, and protecting our seniors. His leadership has helped propel Oceanside into one of the most unique and livable beach communities in California. Getting through the health pandemic safely is critical to ensure we continue on our trajectory.
Learn more about members of your Oceanside community every Wednesday on Instagram Live with your Oceanside Public Library. Visit us at noon on Instagram @OceansideLibrary, and click on the “OceansideLibrary Live” icon, on the top left of the screen, and you will be able to listen in on a conversational interview between an Oceanside Librarian and a different changemaker in Oceanside every week! Here is who will be on and what we will be talking about, up through November 4:
The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), will present an online panel discussion about this year’s selection of They Called Us Enemy, a graphic novel by George Takei for “One Book, One San Diego,” with the purpose of bringing community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book
Green Oceanside and San Diego Food System Alliance Help
Maximize Weekly Groceries While Minimizing Food Waste
Within San Diego County, 500,000 tons of food end up in the landfill every year, while one pound of food creates the same emissions as 20% of the energy used daily in an average household. This waste of edible food represents loss of water, energy, and labor resources used to grow and transport this needed food. Many families are facing hunger for the first time as they navigate a global pandemic. With many families already facing food insecurity, the Green Oceanside team is providing tools and resources on maximizing food to last for the overall health and sustainability of the community
The City of Oceanside Public Works Department has initiated a feasibility study that seeks to develop a strategy to protect City beaches from the impacts of long-term shoreline erosion. Our consultant (GHD) was hired to perform a preliminary engineering evaluation and feasibility study to consider options for beach sand replenishment and/or retention devices to stabilize and enhance the beach widths in the City. GHD has begun the review and analysis of data and relevant global project examples and has developed six preliminary concepts to carry forward in the feasibility study. The goal of the study 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.
Pure Water Oceanside will be the first operating advanced water purification project in San Diego County
The City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department is hosting a virtual public meeting for the Loma Alta Wetlands Enhancement Project. The project area is located between Coast Highway and Pacific Street in South Oceanside, adjacent to Buccaneer Beach Park. The purpose of the project is to expand coastal wetland habitat, improve water quality and encourage outdoor recreation through trails and educational signage. Planning work is funded by a grant from the State Coastal Conservancy
Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego, invites you to participate in this year’s National Voter Registration Day activities. When George Washington was elected president in 1789, only 6% of the U.S. population was eligible to vote. Since then, Americans have marched, gone on hunger strikes, been beaten, and even died to win the right to vote. Sadly, today, many Americans take for granted the right to vote. In an online workshop on Tuesday, September 22 at 11 a.m., presenter Blaze Newman will tell the inspiring story of the Americans who fought for the past 172 years for the right to vote and the voting challenges present today. We’ll also discuss why so many Americans don’t vote and how to get registered.
The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce it will be reopening its buildings on Monday, September 14, 2020 for limited in-person service. The San Diego County Public Health Order now allows libraries to open in a modified capacity, and the Library has put a staged reopening plan in place to provide the safest service possible for the community.
On August 31, 2020, from 12-1:30pm, join the City of Oceanside and Waste Management for a FREE virtual workshop to learn more about the Food Recycling Program, cost savings opportunities, food recovery and donation information, and how to set your business up for zero waste success. Please click this link to register!
What do you do at home to save water and live sustainability? Share your sustainable actions with us and you’ll have the chance to win a Green Oceanside sustainability kit full of great items including a bamboo water bottle, reusable food containers, soil moisture sensor, and more! See steps below.
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2020
Contact Information: Scott Ashton, Chief Executive Officer
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
(Oceanside, CA) - The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for the 2020 City of Oceanside Elections. The Chamber Board of Directors voted to support Ryan Keim for District 3 and Peter Weiss for District 4.
CAPIO awards City for Outstanding Communication and Community Outreach Work
The City of Oceanside was awarded two EPIC awards (Excellence in Public Information and Communications) and a Best-in-Show award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO). The City’s Pure Water Oceanside project was recognized for its communication and marketing plan along with the City’s Green Oceanside Kitchen for its grand opening launch event. The Green Oceanside Kitchen grand opening also took home Best-in-Show, and in the media event, large populations category, beating all other large population entries for the coveted title. The CAPIO awards honor excellence in public agency information and communications programs in California.
The City of Oceanside has worked diligently on the guidelines for temporary parklets, or use of the street and/or street parking spaces for outdoor dining areas. The temporary parklet guidelines and application are now available on the City's website. The current Outdoor Expansion Guidelines have been updated to include details regarding parklet guidelines, regulations, submittal and insurance requirements and prohibitions. They have also updated the Outdoor Expansion Application to include a check box for a parklet proposal and additional indemnity/protection for the City. Each proposed parklet will be reviewed and analyzed on a case-by-case basis by the planning division. More details.
Mayor Peter Weiss is joining mayors across the country in the 2020 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, taking place August 1-31. This friendly competition is a campaign to see which cities in the United States are the most “water-wise.” The city that gets the most residents to take the pledge wins the Challenge! Last year, Oceanside finished in 3rd place, a tremendous effort, but we know that we’ve got what it takes to win