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I'm among a large number of North County elected officials and business leaders asking for "Common Sense" Health Order modifications to allow North County to get back to work!

Oceanside residents and businesses have suffered unprecedented financial losses from COVID-19's economic shutdown. Your life, Your job and Your Business are ALL essential to the future of Oceanside.....  

I see no science or data provided that says buying new tires is safer than buying a new car or that buying clothes from Walmart is safer than buying clothes from Kohls. Enough nonsense and lets get Oceanside back to work as fast and safely as possible.

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I first arrived in beautiful Oceanside via the United States Marine Corps in 2002 and I fell in love!

After serving two combat tours in Iraq, I became a Realtor and started a Mortgage & Real Estate company. Blessed in my business, I was able to purchase an Avocado and Guava farm in South Morro Hills that I manage with my wife Sarah and 7 children ages 4 months to 20.

As a Veteran and farmer, I understand hard work, patience and accountability. I place a priority on public service in my community.

As an experienced Realtor, I understand Land Use, Zoning and Housing Regulations. I will ensure Oceanside lands are best utilized for future generations.

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 the energy and vision to work on solving Oceanside’s housing affordability, crime and homelessness issues. I believe every resident in Oceanside must play a part, because Oceanside matters.





Friday, May 15, 2020 4:35 PM

Open Oceanside Immediately

Dear Oceanside,

I write to you during a very challenging time. I’ve exhausted every avenue available to advocate and pressure meaningful changes both to the County of San Diego and State of California to get Oceanside back to work and your Constitutional freedoms completely reinstated. The more I dig, the more I realize both the State and County have been without a plan from the beginning. At the expense of millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses that will never recover, Governor Newsom has chosen a political pathway lacking of science, common sense and constitutional precedent. I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic and I take that oath very seriously. I’m convinced that the Constitutional rights of Oceanside residents and businesses have been trampled upon and I choose to take a stand.

If your business has been labeled “non-essential” and you share in my convictions, then I encourage you to open immediately and to please follow all social distancing, face mask and sterilization protocols that essential businesses and employees are currently following. If you’re an employee of an opening business that has been labeled “non-essential” and you feel comfortable going back to work to provide for your family again, then I encourage you to do so. I further call on like-minded Oceanside residents to safely patronize and support these businesses and to also practice county health recommendations of social distancing and face masks when practical. I also call for non-profits to serve again, and houses of worship to worship again, implementing safety protocols that we all have become familiar with.

Many County Sheriffs and Police Chiefs across our state have publicly refused to make arrests and enforce health orders knowing that they swore an oath to serve and protect the people and to support and defend the Constitution. I have faith and deep respect for Oceanside Police Chief McCoy who’s shared his philosophy of educating the citizens and businesses on the importance of complying with health orders and Constitutionally enacted laws. I’m here to support and help you reopen your business and safely get back to work. Your life, your job and your business are all essential to the future of Oceanside.


Christopher Rodriguez
Oceanside City Council District 2


Friday, May 15, 2020 4:32 PM

Councilman Rodriguez demands reopening Oceanside Beaches

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Oceanside City Councilmember Christopher Rodriguez is demanding that parks & beaches be opened up immediately.

Friday, March 13, 2020 10:41 AM

City of Oceanside COVID19 Update

The City of Oceanside is taking every precaution and actively implementing protocols to ensure the safety and long term security of every resident. I pray that this epidemic passes quickly and I encourage every resident to prepare your household for EVERY impact this may have on your family. 
The County of San Diego released the below effective Immediately, all public or private gatherings over 250 people will be prohibited in San Diego County, through the month of March. Gatherings of less than 250 people are strongly encouraged to keep a social distance of 6 feet from on another in conformance with California Department of Public Health guidelines.
Non-essential personal are also prohibited from entry into any hospital or long term care facility serving seniors. This order is issued based on increasing transmission of COVID-19 in California and San Diego County. 
Schools, colleges and care facilities serving seniors and children are strongly encouraged to follow the guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health and San Diego County Public Health Officials. Please look to your local school district for further information. 
San Diego County Officials are strongly encouraging citizens over the age of 65 to cancel any non-essential travel, avoid large crowds and remain at home, if possible. This is very fluid situation and we will continue to update as more information becomes available.
What Can I Do to Prevent Coronavirus? 

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.
For More Information from the City of Oceanside please visit: 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:00 AM

Oceanside rents named county’s eighth most expensive

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

Veteran Profile: From combat to Council

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.......

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