by Amber Ter-Vrugt
Healthcare coverage is a big issue for small business
The Emerging issues joined the Californians United coalition to support the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act. For more information about state-wide healthcare issues affecting you check out the California Hospital Association’s website… http://www.calhospital.org/legislation-advocacy
Concerned with Vagrant Criminal Activity? We are!
The City of Oceanside, the Chamber, Main Street Oceanside and other key players are working collaboratively to address the vagrancy issue. Call Gumaro at Main Street Oceanside for more detail.
Interested in City stuff??
The City is starting to look at updating their general plan, but the council needs to hear from the business community to enforce that this needs to be a priority. Updating a general plan for any municipality poses the threat of a long, expensive, egregious process. But it’s critical for the vision and future development of the City of Oceanside. The City could get some great projects if the land use element and zoning codes were updated …
Emerging Issues Committee recommended that the Chamber send a letter to the City of Oceanside encouraging the City to make the land use element and zoning code updates a high priority.
Legislative tid-bits for your reading pleasure...
What’s happening in California?
The Legislative Analyst’s Office provides non-partisan great data on pending legislation… read LAO reports!!
Dec. 2, 4-6pm open house at Senator Bates new office in Encinitas
Get ready for split role tax initiatives on the ballot; are you TOTALLY confused about split role tax??? You’re not alone, go to the Senator’s open house and ask her about it!
The school districts are suing SDG&E because their rates have gone up and they can’t afford the increases because they have no reserves.
What’s happening in Oceanside?
They are cleaning out the San Luis Rey River so that we don’t have to ‘build and ark’… direct quote from the Deputy Mayor’s office!
The City is considering water rate increases, if you have concerns attend the next council meeting… on average, rates could be around 18.9%...
Election season AKA: character assassination has begun!
Councilmember Kern is part of a group looking at economic impacts of closing San Onofre, they need DOE to take control of the fuel to move it to Texas...
Council voted 5-0 to have servers that serve alcohol get training…
Journalist Roundtable on KOCT tonight at 6pm will feature Senator Bates and then Tri-City CEO Tim Moran...
Stay tuned for a shuttle in down town Oceanside in spring or summer of 2016…