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What are the most important priorities for the City in 2019-21?

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Which statement best describes you? Click all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
I live in the City of San Luis Obispo. 85.1% 389
I work in the City of San Luis Obispo. 45.1% 206
I play (recreate, shop, eat, etc.) in the City of San Luis Obispo. 65.9% 301
Other 11.2% 51

Should the current Major City Goals & Other Important Objective continue, or should the City Council consider other priorities during the next two years? (Please choose 5 priorities)

Response Percent Response Count
Current Major City Goal: Housing (Facilitate increased production of all housing types designed to be economically accessible to the area workforce and low and very low-income residents) 47.4% 217
Current Major City Goal: Multi-Modal Transportation (Prioritize implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan, pedestrian safety, and the Short-Range Transit Plan) 48.3% 221
Current Major City Goal: Climate Action (Implement the Climate Action Plan, carbon neutral by 2035 target, and complete a Green House Gas emissions update) 43.9% 201
Current Major City Goal: Fiscal Sustainability & Responsibility (Continue implementing the Fiscal Health Response Plan in addition to focusing on economic development and infrastructure financing) 50.4% 231
Current Other Important Objective: Downtown Vitality (Continue to improve safety, infrastructure investment, and maintenance in the Downtown) 31.4% 144
Neighborhood Wellness 21.0% 96
Open Space Preservation 41.7% 191
Traffic Reduction 19.7% 90
Addressing Homelessness 37.6% 172
Growth Management 21.0% 96
Infrastructure Maintenance (such as roads, sidewalks, and bike paths) 37.1% 170
Public Safety 11.6% 53
Water Management 17.7% 81
Economic Development 9.0% 41
Other 26.4% 121
Other 7.9% 36
Other 2.6% 12
Other 0.9% 4
Other 0.2% 1

Given the current fiscal constraints, new projects or services will require prioritization and potential trade-offs unless they can generate offsetting revenue. How might the City adjust current projects or services to accomplish any new priorities?

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October 19, 2018, 9:24 AM
  • Which statement best describes you? Click all that apply.
    • I live in the City of San Luis Obispo.
    • I play (recreate, shop, eat, etc.) in the City of San Luis Obispo.
  • Should the current Major City Goals & Other Important Objective continue, or should the City Council consider other priorities during the next two years? (Please choose 5 priorities)
    • Current Major City Goal: Housing (Facilitate increased production of all housing types designed to be economically accessible to the area workforce and low and very low-income residents)
    • Current Major City Goal: Fiscal Sustainability & Responsibility (Continue implementing the Fiscal Health Response Plan in addition to focusing on economic development and infrastructure financing)
    • Current Other Important Objective: Downtown Vitality (Continue to improve safety, infrastructure investment, and maintenance in the Downtown)
    • Neighborhood Wellness
    • Water Management
  • Given the current fiscal constraints, new projects or services will require prioritization and potential trade-offs unless they can generate offsetting revenue. How might the City adjust current projects or services to accomplish any new priorities?

    I suggest focusing on ways to encourage use of local transit. One idea is to ;have a one or two-year pilot program that shortens the waiting time for a bus to 10 or 15 minutes max. Also reduce the ride fee to say $.50. This temporary experiment could result in significant new interest in bus ridership and if that happened then fare box would increase significantly to justify a more permanent solution. This requires rental of a few more buses and hiring of drivers for this temporary period of time during which the fare box would likely not fully cover the expenditure. However, the goal is to demonstrate to residents how easy and especially convenient it would be to get around town using transit if practical and cost effective. Most people I know, including myself, who have used transit in other places has been positive if wait times are short. Many residents are older, afraid of traffic, or not fit enough for cycling in our city so that is not an option for many people. Thus, dedicating a lot of money and resources for cycling improvements alone is not responsive to the needs of most residents including seniors. Tweaking a popular movie reference, "Make it reasonable and they will come".

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