Mayor Jim Wood

Oceanside mayor running for county seat

OCEANSIDE — Mayor Jim Wood has thrown his hat in the political ring to run for the County Board of Supervisors District 5 seat against Supervisor Bill Horn, who has held the seat for 19 years.

Council reaches compromise on smoking ban laws

OCEANSIDE — City Council discussion on the wording of an amendment to ban smoking at bar and restaurant patios moved Mayor Jim Wood to leave the June 5 meeting before council reached a compromise.

Changes to regional appointments process voted through in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — A series of City Council meetings and special meetings pushed through a 3-1 vote on Dec. 12 to allow council members to initiate appointments and recalls of city representatives to regional appointments, which includes the SANDAG Board.

Changes to regional appointment process speed forward

OCEANSIDE — City Council gave first approval to an ordinance amendment that will allow council members to nominate or make a motion to remove fellow council members on regional boards or commissions in a 3-2 vote Dec. 5.

Oceanside City Council majority motions for changes to regional appointments

OCEANSIDE — “It’s not over yet,” Mayor Jim Wood said, after a 3-2 City Council vote on Nov. 28 pushed forward the motion to draft a city ordinance to allow council members to nominate or make a motion to remove an individual from any regional board or commission.

Proposal to eliminate council aides dies at dais

OCEANSIDE — A proposal by Councilman Jack Feller to eliminate City Council aides and use the funds for the Brook Street Swim Center did not get a second for discussion on Oct. 3, but it is an item City Council will likely look at again.

Second mayoral and council debates find different voter favorites

Second mayoral and council debates find different voter favorites

OCEANSIDE — A debate for both mayor and city council found some different voter favorites emerge over similar previous debates held last week.

Mayoral candidates stick to their platforms in debate

Mayoral candidates stick to their platforms in debate

OCEANSIDE — Mayor Jim Wood, Councilman Jerry Kern and former Mayor Terry Johnson faced off in a mayoral debate at MiraCosta College on Sept. 13.

Workshop held to brainstorm city budget options

Workshop held to brainstorm city budget options

OCEANSIDE — City Council held a workshop Jan. 25 to brainstorm budget cuts and revenue generating options to revisit in June when it balances the annual budget and faces an anticipated $2.5 million shortfall.