The City of Oceanside held a Special Meeting today to consider and approve an urgency ordinance which provides for a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Peter Weiss called for the Special Meeting following the Governor’s executive order that authorizes local governments to pause evictions for renters through May 31, 2020. The Council recognized that many Californians are experiencing substantial losses of income related to COVID-19 and acted to take measures to preserve and increase housing security to protect public health. Full text.
At its regular meeting on March 25, 2020, the Council also voted to provide additional financial support to expand meal programs to any family or individual in need at this time.
Additionally, the Water Utilities Department announced a new program to help businesses impacted by the Health Order regulations. The goal of the Utility Relief Program for Businesses is to support Oceanside’s business community and provide relief for water, sewer and solid waste utility services by temporarily stopping all utility services and charges. Info.
Oceanside’s Emergency Operations Center is activated, fully staffed, and ready to respond in our community. We continue to provide all essential services; many City services may be accessed online or via phone.
It’s important to remind you NOT to gather in groups. Model the right thing to do, help your fellow community members stay safe. Each one of us has a vital role in this. The Public Health Officer noted that it is acceptable to take a walk, get some exercise, and enjoy some fresh air with your family. If you do go out, please keep a 6’ distance between yourself and another. Luckily, we have technology to help us stay connected to our loved ones and friends. Check the City’s webpage for COVID-19 updates or sign up for news announcements.