Oceanside seeks indoor soccer arena on park property

Closed-door talks between the Oceanside City Council and a developer have some residents concerned about the possible sale of land at the city’s 465-acre El Corazon Park.



a close up of a desert road: Oceanside is negotiating with a developer to build an indoor soccer arena on this property next to the senior center and a new aquatics center opening next year at El Corazon Park. (Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Oceanside is negotiating with a developer to build an indoor soccer arena on this property next to the senior center and a new aquatics center opening next year at El Corazon Park. (Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

“This is a huge issue for our citizens and the process must be transparent and public,” said Joan Bockman, president of the nonprofit Friends of El Corazon. She also served on a committee of residents that helped create the specific plan approved by the City Council for El Corazon in 2009.

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State law allows elected officials to discuss things such as property negotiations and legal actions in private. But the potential sale of city

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