For immediate release:
OCEANSIDE, CA—Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) presented the City of Oceanside with a check for $8 million for beachfront improvements at the City Council meeting on October 9, 2019.
“Since taking office in December, I have made it my top priority to advocate for our region. I’m proud to say that my efforts have resulted in $10.5 million for Assembly District 76 from this state budget, with $8 million going to Oceanside for beachfront improvement and revitalization,” said Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath. “Serving as the Assistant Majority Whip, working with both parties, the budget office, and the Governor, I’m pleased to bring this project funding to one of our regional treasures.”
These funds will go towards the construction of an Oceanside Police Department (OPD) substation, a beach maintenance facility, two beach restroom facilities, sewer lift station, beach access improvements, and beach area parking improvements. Additionally, the City plans to restore an existing locally historic building as a safety services facility. These beachfront improvements are necessary to support the City’s tourism trade, which is key for Oceanside’s economic development strategy. Oceanside’s beachfront is the City’s primary tourism driver.
“Our city is grateful for this state-funded grant that will have a tremendous impact on our planned beachfront improvements, which the entire region will get to enjoy!” said Councilmember Ryan Keim.
Revitalizing the Oceanside beachfront will help improve economic stability for the community, and enhance the overall experience for those living, working, and visiting Oceanside’s waterfront area. The funding for these improvements will further solidify the Oceanside beachfront as a regional asset.
Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath represents the 76th District, which encompasses Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas.