I first arrived in beautiful Oceanside via the United States Marine Corps and have been here 18 years.
After serving two combat tours in Iraq, I became a realtor and started a small firm committed to helping Veterans obtain home ownership. Blessed in my business, I was able to purchase a farm in South Morro Hills that I manage with my wife Sarah and seven children ages 1 to 21.
As a Veteran and farmer, I understand hard work, patience and accountability. I place a priority on public service in my community.
As a small business owner and past board member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, I understand fiscal accountability and the importance of supporting small businesses and creating jobs in Oceanside.
I have a vision and a plan that will end Oceanside’s homeless crisis, enhance public safety and support small businesses suffering the impacts of COVID-19.
As your Mayor I will prioritize the residents of Oceanside over development and work to bring relief to seniors, Veterans and hard-working families through SMART growth planning and housing policies. I will cut wasteful spending, always balance city budgets and maintain “rainy day” reserves.
I would be honored to earn your vote.
NewsFriday, May 15, 2020 4:32 PM
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Oceanside City Councilmember Christopher Rodriguez is demanding that parks & beaches be opened up immediately.
Friday, May 1, 2020 9:07 AM
OCEANSIDE, CA — Oceanside City Councilman Christopher Rodriguez announced Friday he would give up the salary he earns in his council post to help local residents and businesses as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.
"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," he said in a statement. "Cooperation and solidarity are demanded of us in this time of great crisis."
Rodriguez, a former Marine, added that the city "will be acting to assist residents and local employers" and said he is "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," said Rodriguez, a real estate agent and farmer.
Friday, March 13, 2020 10:41 AM
City of Oceanside COVID19 Update
There is currently no vaccine available to protect against Coronavirus but it is recommended for everyone to get their flu vaccine and practice proven and routine preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:00 AM
OCEANSIDE — It’s no surprise that rent in California and particularly San Diego County is expensive, especially for cities with beaches. Though many still find Oceanside’s cost to be pricey, it remains on the more affordable side when compared to the other coastal cities.
According to a recent report from Zumper, an online apartment search platform, Oceanside is the eighth most expensive place to live in San Diego County in October. On average, it costs approximately $1,620 per month to rent a single-bedroom apartment in Oceanside.
The Zumper report looked at 12 cities in San Diego County and ranked them in order of how expensive their rent prices are. The most expensive was Coronado with a rent average of $2,900 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.
Oceanside’s neighbor Carlsbad was the second most expensive at $1,970 per month, and Vista was sixth at $1,680 per month.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 AM
OCEANSIDE — Veterans who have transitioned from military to civilian life can go on to serve the public in a variety of capacities, whether it’s as law enforcement, firefighters, teachers, nurses, doctors or even as council members.
Christopher Rodriguez, 34, fits into that last criterion since being elected onto Oceanside City Council last fall. Rodriguez first came to Oceanside in 2002 as a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. He joined at the young age of 17, though he had already done some fast growing up before that.
Rodriguez was born Chicago, where his father was a member of the Latin Kings gang and abusive to his family. Rodriguez’s mother eventually escaped his father with Rodriguez and his sister, and later remarried a Marine who partly influenced Rodriguez’s decision to also become one.......