It's time to get people off the streets in Oceanside. Blankets and burritos aren't going to solve our homeless crisis.
We need to give people the tools to get assistance with mental health, the opportunity to get into a shelter, the ability to get sober, and to get a job in Oceanside. We need to show people that their life matters and that we can help.
But we can no longer allow citizens to feel like second class citizens in their own city. The homeless crisis is a public safety issue for both the sheltered and unsheltered.
Let's make the difference in Oceanside and hold our neighbor cities accountable as well.
We can't keep kicking the can down the road.
Our city is in desperate need for real solutions that keeps sand on the beach.
By dredging each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent, beach access interrupted, and we're left with the same problem after a couple storms and high tides.... a rocky beach.
With new jetties, artificial reefs, or other hard structures we can make this happen.
Help me ensure a healthy beach, with new surf breaks, and plenty of sand for Osiders and visitors alike.
After years of use and review, the lane diet has caused nothing but congestion on coast highway.
The city has also proposed to continue the lane diet all the way from Oceanside Blvd through downtown and add roundabouts at several intersections throughout Coast Hwy.
It's time to end this failed experiment and return coast highway to a 4-lane road from Vista Way to hwy 76.
We do need to make our city and streets more bike friendly, but not at the cost of traffic jams, idling vehicles, and frustrated residents.
The Jr. Seau COMMUNITY center and bandshell are iconic and historic landmarks in Oceanside.
Every single oceanside resident has ties to this area. Many of us graduated on that stage, saw a favorite band, saw a movie with our family, or just sat and took in the view, we need to protect this space for future generations and ensure that these facilities are forever part of Oceanside.
Let's improve the facilities so that we can have MORE concerts, MORE movie nights, MORE cultural events, and MORE graduations for Oceanside High.
The only option is to IMPROVE, NOT REMOVE.
With all the new hotels and luxury condos that have been built in downtown , I believe locals are owed something new as well...
I propose that with the decommission of La Salina, it's time that we expand Buccs Beach Park to the La Salina site. With over 7 acres of new dedicated parkland, we can build additional sports facilities including much needed public football and soccer fields for our oceanside youth.
Let's keep this area for Osiders and ensure that it doesn't become another row of multi-million dollar vacation rentals and "ghost" homes.
It's time we dust off the Oceanside Boulevard Vision Plan and get to work.
Why do we spend millions of dollars paid to consultants, hundreds of hours of public input to shelf a plan?
It's time to clean up the creek, invest in Oceanside Blvd and save our currently distressed namesake street.
We need to stop hiring out of town firms to come up with ideas for our city.
We have a booming arts community, a museum of art, and incredibly talented artists who call Oceanside home.
Let's empower and invest in our art community to design new art installations around all of Oceanside and most importantly to design a sign by locals that welcomes residents and guests alike to Oceanside.
As youth programs continue to dwindle, it's now more important than ever that we prioritize affordable access to sports leagues, after school programs, and community driven events to keep kids off the streets and out of gangs.
By investing in our youth now, we can help prevent crime.
Evidence shows that after school programs reduce crime and by having our youth engaged in the community they are two to three times less likely to be arrested or commit crimes.