On May 3, 2017, the Oceanside City Council adopted a resolution to begin the process to transition to district elections. This means that those who run for City Council will need to live in the district where they seek election. The Mayor's seat will continue to be elected at-large. Five community meetings were held in May 2017 to learn about the process, provide public input and work together to develop draft maps. In addition, the City Council held four public hearings to take comment on the potential composition of the council districts. On June 21, 2017, the City Council voted 4-0 to direct staff to bring forward the "Communities of Interest Map" for final approval. At the City Council meeting on July 25, 2017, the Council introduced an Ordinance establishing by-district elections for City Council offices and approved an election calendar for the newly created Council Districts. On August 1, 2017, the City Council voted to adopt the ordinance.
Election Calendar For New Council Districts
Previously, each Council Member was elected “At-Large”, which means that until their 4-Year term expires, they will be serving in an “At-large” capacity and they are allowed to live anywhere in the City of Oceanside. However, when their 4-Year term expires, they will be required to live within the boundaries of the district that is on the ballot during that election in order for them to be able to run for a 4-Year term to that City Council district seat. The districts were phased in during two election cycles. District #1 and District #2 were introduced in 2018 and District #3 and District #4 were introduced in 2020. Now, the City Council is comprised of four City Council Members who each live in and represent one of the established districts and one Mayor, who will remain elected “At-Large”. The Mayor and City Council Members serve 4-Year terms.
District #1 has 40,064 residents and it runs down the coastline from the Harbor to Oceanside Blvd. The district then goes east along the Oceanside Blvd corridor, until it reaches El Camino Real. The district then continues north on El Camino Real to Mesa Drive and goes East to Rancho Del Oro Drive. Once there it continues to Highway 76 and heads back West until just before reaching Foussat Road. Then the district heads north to the Camp Pendleton border. The district then finally runs along the Camp Pendleton border back to the coastline. District #1 is also known as the North West District.
District #2 has 40,982 residents and it begins just east of the intersection of Foussat Drive and Highway 76. Then the district continues east on Highway 76 until it reaches Douglas Drive. It then moves north along Douglas Drive to the San Luis Rey River. Then it continues east along the San Luis Rey River to College Blvd where it then heads South to Mission Avenue. It then goes East along Mission Avenue to North Santa Fe Drive where it continues South to Glenview Lane and heads East to Mission Meadows and incorporates everything else that it North East of that region within the City Limits, including the Jefferies Ranch Neighborhood and the Morro Hills Neighborhood until it reaches the Camp Pendleton Border. It will then run west along the Camp Pendleton border until it reaches just West of Fireside Park. District #2 is also known as the North East District.
District #3 has 43,875 residents and it incorporates all of the Coastline south of Oceanside Blvd to the Carlsbad border. The district runs east along Oceanside Blvd until it reaches College Blvd. It then heads south to Olive Drive, going East to Emerald Drive and then continues south along the Oceanside Vista border until it reaches the boarder of Oceanside and Carlsbad near the Ocean Hills community. The district then continues West along the Oceanside/Carlsbad border until it reaches the Coastline. District #3 is also known as the Southern District.
District #4 has 42,419 residents and it begins at the intersection of Oceanside Blvd and El Camino Real. It then runs east along Oceanside Blvd to College Blvd, heads south to Olive Drive and then continues East to the border of Oceanside and Vista all the way to North Santa Fe Drive. The district then heads north along North Santa Fe Drive to Mission Ave. Moves west on Mission Ave to College Blvd. It then it goes north along College Blvd to the San Luis Rey River. It then heads west along the San Luis Rey River to Douglas Drive. Then it heads South on Douglas Drive to Highway 76. It then turns back East to Rancho Del Oro. Goes South to Mesa Drive and returns back west to El Camino Real and concludes by going South to Oceanside Blvd. District #4 is also known as the Central District.
City Council Public Hearing, May 3, 2017
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 13, 2017 – Balderrama Recreation Center
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 16, 2017 – El Corazon Senior Center
City Council Public Hearing, May 17, 2017
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 20, 2017 – Bishop Recreation Center
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 23, 2017 – Lake Elementary School
Districting Community Outreach Meeting, May 30, 2017 – Civic Center Library Community Rooms
City Council Public Hearing, June 21, 2017
City Council Public Hearing, July 25, 2017
City Council Special Meeting, August 1, 2017
Please contact the City Clerk's Office with any questions regarding Districts.
Email: DistrictElections@oceansideca.org or call (760) 435-3001.