by Amber Ter-Vrugt
Concerned with economic development?
Today, Tracey Bohlen the Economic Development Manager discussed reviewing commercially zoned property in Oceanside to protect the economic climate in Oceanside. Tracey and the 11-member Economic Development Commission are concerned with the multitude of projects requesting general plan amendments. They’d like to see smart growth in Oceanside and are looking to the council to consider general plan updates in land use and other development related components.
Bottom line, if you want to rezone commercially owned property to a residential use in Oceanside, better prepare a fiscal analysis. And, if you’re concerned with the future growth strategy of the City, get involved.
The Emerging Issues committee wants the Chamber to have a seat on the economic development council.
Concerned with Vagrant Criminal Activity? We are!
Talk to Leslie Gaul at the Welcome Center for more details. Tuesday, October 13 from 9-11am at the Star Theater you can take part in a dialogue that will provide education and history on solutions, successes, challenges – and much more.
Let’s unite our community to take action and make a difference.
Legislative tid-bits for your reading pleasure...
What’s happening in Washington?
The government is funded until December… so, no shut down…
Issa is working with Texas for new opportunities to store the spent fuel from San Onofre in an interim basis…
Speaker Boehner out – who’s in? We’ll see…
What’s happening in Oceanside?
Deputy Mayor’s office has a cool new project with CleanSpark… energy efficiency is coming to Oceanside! Deputy Mayor and Councilmember Kern are leading the charge for a General Plan update… this is big.
Searching for two Assistant City Managers…. One for the softer side and one for the harder side (AKA: development services)
A new charter school in Oceanside? Yes! California School of Performing Arts, San Diego County. 600 kids at the elementary and 1200 at the charter school at build out.
What’s happening at the County?
$10M more allocated toward supporting citizens with mental health issues to help them find housing and other basic needs.
Just launched Fire Prevention map tool… check out the county’s website to be better prepared.
New Inland Live well center opened in Escondido.
2015 is the year of the veteran for the county of SD... Stay tuned for a special event on 11/17 at 649 West Mission Avenue in Escondido.
Go on to KOCT, for a live stream, tonight at 6pm for some new information on the LA Times / UT Issues and other GREAT journalist roundtable discussion items.