Steve Jepsen

City hires risk management consultant due to workman’s comp

Oceanside — The first concern is employees’ safety, City Manager Steve Jepsen said.

City calls for bids on $1.9 million beach restrooms project

City calls for bids on $1.9 million beach restrooms project

OCEANSIDE — This will be one of the final summers residents and tourists will have to endure the present conditions of dated beach restrooms.

Budget workshop steps out of the box

OCEANSIDE — City Council took a different approach to this year’s budget workshop.

Budget forecast shows some good news in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — A budget forecast shared at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, included the good news that the city’s general fund is projected to see a $4.2 million increase due to higher property tax, sales tax, and other increased revenues.

Cities agree on a joint marketing campaign to attract businesses to North County

REGION — Cities along state Route 78 have agreed to collaborate in a joint marketing campaign to attract businesses nationwide to North County.

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.

Sales of alcohol near school draws concerns

Sales of alcohol near school draws concerns

OCEANSIDE — Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in the Mission Plaza Shopping Center on Wednesday and received happy responses from most customers. But one group still has questions for the grocery store that sells alcohol within 500 feet of a school.

Inside Oceanside: Proceeding with a matter of trust

The city manager runs our city. While it is the elected city council that sets the policy, it’s their handpicked leader who carries out their policies and is supposed to do what’s best for his city.

Search is on for new chief of police in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — City Manager Steve Jepsen began the search for a new police chief Dec. 16.

Inside Oceanside: Search for a new chief begins

It’s time for a new chief. Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy, the top cop who has overseen our force of 200 sworn officers since 2006, will step down as soon as his replacement can be named.