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This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.

Members, if you wish to have an announcement or article published in our Local News section for the general public, please email us your article or announcement here.


Ocean Beach News Article: Update from City of San Diego  Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Department

Update from City of San Diego Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Department

Greetings Small Businesses! Please see updated information below: For those proposing Parking Lot Uses on Private Property:

Ocean Beach News Article: Parking Space Use/Pedestrian Plaza

Parking Space Use/Pedestrian Plaza

The OBMA does not oversee the Pedestrian Plaza Permits, but we are here to provide guidance if needed. The Executive Order does not authorize the use of Parking Spaces within the Public Right-of-Way for temporary outdoor business operations. The Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Program will be considered by the City Council tomorrow, July 14th, 2020, and it will provide a streamlined permitting process for Pedestrian Plazas.

Ocean Beach News Article: Sidewalk Cafe Update Public Right of Way Permit

Sidewalk Cafe Update Public Right of Way Permit

We understand the closure of dine-in services temporarily again makes it hard for you to fulfill your financial obligations. As you may have heard, Mayor Kevin Faulconer has signed an Executive Order allowing all restaurants to utilize sidewalk space without a permit. However, after JULY 14TH, businesses in a Business Improvement District (BID) needs to obtain a Public Right of Way Permit from the OBMA. This will give you the ability to extend your outdoor dining beyond the Executive Order time frame. The OBMA offers a Public Right of Way Permit, which lasts for a full year and is renewable. This permit is 100% administrated by the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association with the City of San Diego.

Ocean Beach News Article: County of San Diego's recently launched Small Business Stimulus Grant Program

County of San Diego's recently launched Small Business Stimulus Grant Program

A message from The County of San Diego Hello OBMA Members We would like to direct your attention to the County of San Diego's recently launched Small Business Stimulus Grant Program and encourage you to share with your members and networks. According to the County News Center, For-profit and nonprofit businesses can apply for grant money if they can show losses and costs are a direct result of the pandemic. To qualify businesses must have: 100 or fewer employees Headquarters in San Diego County A minimum 1-year operating history as of Feb. 14, 2020 Documentation of financial hardship because of COVID-19

Ocean Beach News Article: County of San Diego - Updated Safe Re-Opening Plan effective July 7, 2020

County of San Diego - Updated Safe Re-Opening Plan effective July 7, 2020

Hello OBMA Members Most of you are aware of the changes implemented by the County of San Diego beginning tomorrow, July 7th. Below is a message from the County of San Diego, along with a link to the updated Safe Re-Opening plan. In general, the County will follow the state's Resilience Roadmap. Because of the recent rise in community spread of COVID-19, the state placed San Diego County on a Monitoring List. After three days on the list, the following businesses need to close unless they can operate outdoors. The closures go into effect in San Diego July 7 and will last at least three weeks.   

Ocean Beach News Article: Official Ballot for Board of Directors

Official Ballot for Board of Directors

HELLO OBMA MEMBERS Please VOTE for UP TO Five (5) seats on the OBMA Board of Directors. You must be a member in good standing to vote. All ballots must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 08, 2020. Please contact the OBMA office if you have questions.   Vote Here!   Best! OBMA Team (619) 224-4906 [email protected]

Ocean Beach News Article: Denied COVID Business Claims

Denied COVID Business Claims

Claims for insurance companies that have denied business interruption insurance during COVID Hello OBMA Members, Our member Lori Bolander with GALLAGHER  |  BOLANDER  |  SMEDLEY  |  LLP would like to share a great resource for businesses that have been denied business interuption insurance during COVID. See her message below... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi, everyone.

Ocean Beach News Article: Update: Re-opening of Bars, Wineries, Breweries, and Family Entertainment Centers

Update: Re-opening of Bars, Wineries, Breweries, and Family Entertainment Centers

Hello OBMA Members We are sure you've heard the great news that more of our merchants can open their doors to the community today, June 12th. The below message is from the County of San Diego.

Ocean Beach News Article: Hello OBMA Members let's try this again!!!

Hello OBMA Members let's try this again!!!

We are re-opening the Ocean Beach Farmers Market on June 10th, in a modified fashion, per County Health guidelines. The modified, farm-focused market will look a little bit different, but it will still have the same wonderful community feel. Think of it as a fresh-air grocery store with a focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, spreads and more along with fresh flowers. There will be a handful of artisan food vendors who will provide to-go food, which the community may take home to enjoy. A few details:

Ocean Beach News Article: SBA U.S. Small Business Administration News Release

SBA U.S. Small Business Administration News Release

OBMA Members           Below is a news release from the SBA U.S. Small Business Administration with amendments to the PPP. Release Date: June 8, 2020                 Release Number: 20-45      Contact: [email protected] or  (202) 205-7036      

Ocean Beach News Article: OBMA Members  Keeping you informed!

OBMA Members Keeping you informed!

In-person customers at restaurants and retail businesses!

Ocean Beach News Article: OBMA Members Safe reopening for retail!

OBMA Members Safe reopening for retail!

The state has approved San Diego County to move farther into Stage 2, allowing in-person customers at retail businesses, with modifications. Businesses need to follow guidance, complete and post safe reopening plans. In-Store Retail Reopening Plan If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the OBMA office.

Ocean Beach News Article: OBMA Members Phase 2+ Granted Restaurants Can Open!

OBMA Members Phase 2+ Granted Restaurants Can Open!

The state department of health gave San Diego County the go ahead Wednesday to allow restaurants to open for dine-in service beginning today, May 21, 2020. A message from the Department of Environmental Health Dear Food Facility Operators, On the evening of May 20, 2020, the Governor approved the County of San Diego’s request to proceed with modified onsite dining throughout the San Diego region.

Ocean Beach News Article: County of San Diego GREAT PLATES DELIVERED

County of San Diego GREAT PLATES DELIVERED

A message from the County of San Diego GREAT PLATES DELIVERED ATTENTION: County of San Diego Recruiting Local Restaurants for 'Great Plates Delivered' State-Funded Program for At-Risk Seniors

Ocean Beach News Article: California Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health has provided restaurants with their expectations for opening dine-in service in California. The county of San Diego is expected to provide restaurants with next steps and the green light to provide dine-in service very soon. This checklist is intended to help dine-in restaurant employers implement their plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and is supplemental to the Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants. This checklist is a summary and contains shorthand for some parts of the guidance; familiarize yourself with the guidance before using this checklist.

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