In November 2018, Measure X proposed to raise the sales tax in Oceanside by 1/2 cent for a period of seven years to fund public safety programs, infrastructure improvements, road repairs, and aid for homelessness. Measure X passed on November 6, 2018 by 55.7% of Oceanside voters. Starting April 1, 2019, the sales tax rate in Oceanside is 8.25% for seven years.
This page will highlight infrastructure-related items funded by Measure X revenue to improve and repair public facilities.
Beachfront improvements, including a police substation, new City Services such as public restrooms, garage and storage space for beach services. Additional projects include improvements to the plaza area, stairways, pathways, and a sewer lift station— $4,500,000 - NOTE: The City subsequently received a nearly $8 million grant from the State of California to largely fund this exciting project. The funds originally allocated for this effort will be rolled into other approved projects.
Rehabilitation of the pier to meet current seismic standards— $250,000
Buccaneer Beach Park Facilities Study to improve the aging restrooms, picnic areas, and play areas— $360,000 - NOTE: Construction funding for the Buccaneer Beach Park Facilities Study is postponed to fiscal year 2021-22. The Study funded in Year One is behind schedule, so funding not needed in FY 2020/2021.
New Fire Station 1 and Emergency Operations Center — $1,600,000
Funds for the Oceanside Fire Department training tower, drafting pit, and asphalt — $600,000
Police Headquarters Expansion and Relocation Study will allow officers to move from the temporary facility and gain a department that provides the necessary equipment and meets their needs — $100,000