In November 2018, Measure X proposed to raise the sales tax in Oceanside by ½ 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 rates in Oceanside in 8.25% for seven years.
This page outlines road repair-related items funded by Measure X revenue to improve the condition of Oceanside roads.
Improvements made with pavement overlays and slurry seals — $2,590,422
Note: The City invests approximately $7 million annually in pavement management, however this funding level is not adequate to maintain conditions.
NOTE: An additional $1,000,000 was recommended for road repairs in the Year Two Measure X Budget. This is a high priority for our community.
Rehabilitation of the South Strand due to the poor condition of the road from the ocean water flooding the area during high tides — $400,000
Note: Rehabilitation of this road is expected to cost $3.6 million and $400,000 is for the first phase of the project.