Oceanside CA— Statement from Oceanside City Council-member Christopher Rodriguez:
In this time of great need and uncertainty for Oceanside residents, I have decided to forfeit my salary as an Oceanside City Councilman and ask that the amount be directed to the programs the city is launching to help the businesses and residents affected by the current shutdown.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses the threat of illness and, in many cases, death at a level not seen since the early 20th Century. The severe shutdown in our economy, though critical to flattening the curve of transmission of the virus, is leading to a harsh financial impact on Oceanside, California, and the nation.
Cooperation and solidarity are demanded of us in this time of great crisis. The City of Oceanside will be acting to assist residents and local employers. I am hopeful these programs will lessen the financial impact on our friends and neighbors. We will get through this by following the advice of our public health officials to ensure we all remain safe and healthy, and each of us doing our part to keep our city moving forward.