*pro-tip - you do not need to be an Oceanside resident.
update - read our most recent LETTER to city council.
Mark your calendar to comment at the Oceanside City Council meeting on August 11 from 2-4 pm. Your options are:
Send an e-comment by emailing CityClerk@OceansideCA.org. You must send this email by 1 PM on August 11
Speak virtually by logging onto the zoom meeting at 2 PM on August 11. You must email the city clerk your wish to speak on Workshop Item 1 by 1 PM.
Attend the meeting in person and submit a speaker form upon arrival.
SAMPLE TALKING POINTS
My name is ____ and I live in/surf in/ recreate at Oceanside beaches.
I am asking City Council to oppose a new groin project in the City.
With sea levels expected to exponentially rise, this project is not a long-term solution to our disappearing beaches.
However, groins will have long-term negative impacts by creating dangerous rip currents, destroying beach breaks, and robbing Southern beaches of sand.
California has not seen a new groin since 1998. Is this really the kind of precedent we want to set in our City - trap sand at localized beaches so that we perpetuate the need for these invasive solutions in other parts of Oceanside and other parts of the region?
Please focus instead on long term sand solutions like updating the Local Coastal Program and identifying opportunities for relocation and living shorelines. Short-term solutions should include renewing the City’s opportunistic sand permit and hiring a Coastal Zone Administrator.
For more on why Surfrider opposes groins, see our blog here. The City Council staff packet on this council item is posted here.