Gary Felien

Alcohol restrictions considered for Oceanside fast food restaurants

OCEANSIDE — City Council directed staff to look into limiting alcohol sales at fast food restaurants at their Feb. 19 meeting, specifically restaurants with over the counter ordering and drive-thru services.

Councilmen send open letter to businesses, mayor follows up with apology to city

OCEANSIDE — Councilmen Jerry Kern and Gary Felien sent an open letter to San Diego businesses on Jan. 14 urging them to consider relocating to Oceanside and emphasizing that Oceanside does not have a commercial linkage fee.

A split vote rehires Jepsen as city manager

OCEANSIDE — City Council members dug in their heels and stuck with their previously stated views regarding rehiring Steven Jepsen as city manager on Oct. 16. City Council voted 3-2 to hire Jepsen, with Mayor Jim Wood and Councilwoman Esther Sanchez casting no votes.

Ambulance brownout still on hold, but discussion brings options

OCEANSIDE — City Council did not take action to brownout an ambulance in order to balance the Fire Department budget at Wednesday’s meeting.

Fire Mountain residents push for street calming on Laurel Road

Fire Mountain residents push for street calming on Laurel Road

OCEANSIDE — Residents in the Fire Mountain neighborhood have collected 60 signatures requesting the city install street calming measures on Laurel Road.

Letters to the Editor

Set the record straight

Council votes down outsourcing harbor services

OCEANSIDE — City Council voted down outsourcing harbor operations in a 3-2 vote April 3, but stated it may reconsider outsourcing in January.Councilmen Jerry Kern and Gary Felien cast the two no votes due to one bid that came in lower than present city services.The bid by California Yacht Marinas proposed a savings of $186,000 […]

Feller, Felien to serve on boards temporarily

Feller, Felien to serve on boards temporarily

OCEANSIDE — Mayor Jim Wood announced his Council member nominations to boards, commissions and committees Jan. 30.