OCEANSIDE CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO TEMPORARILY PROHIBIT EVICTIONS OF COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL TENANTS
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.
Oceanside, CA — The City of Oceanside instated a hard closure of parking lots west of the train tracks, and a soft closure of beaches. The closure of parking lots has minimized occupancy and increased distancing at the beach. The soft closure of Oceanside beaches means that gatherings are not permitted. Active recreation such as walking, jogging, or surfing is acceptable, but people need to maintain their distance from others and not linger. Beach picnic areas are closed. City playgrounds are closed. Lifeguards are monitoring the beach and making reminders via speaker. Over 75 social distancing signs are placed.
The City also closed its iconic fishing Pier today due to the distancing and non-gathering requirements to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Anticipated warm weather heightens the concern of people gathering too close together to walk the Pier.
The State’s web site regarding their order indicates that outdoor recreation is allowed: “So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air.” Additionally, “California State Parks have closed indoor facilities and campgrounds, but outdoor spaces are still open. Spending time outdoors can lead to a number of overall health and wellness benefits like lessening anxiety, boosting creativity and getting your vitamin D. If you decide to make a trip, remember to keep social distance.”
Model the right thing to do, help your fellow community members stay safe. Each one of us has a vital role in this. If you do go out, please keep a 6’ distance between yourself and another. Check the City’s webpage for COVID-19 updates and sign up for news announcements.