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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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Garrett Otto inside Neighborhood 1
October 17, 2018, 11:17 AM
  • Which statement best describes you? Click all that apply.
    • I live in the City of San Luis Obispo.
    • I work in the City of San Luis Obispo.
    • I play (recreate, shop, eat, etc.) in the City of San Luis Obispo.
    • Other - I try to commute by healthy transportation choices (biking and walking primarily) 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: Multi-Modal Transportation (Prioritize implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan, pedestrian safety, and the Short-Range Transit Plan)
    • Current Major City Goal: Climate Action (Implement the Climate Action Plan, carbon neutral by 2035 target, and complete a Green House Gas emissions update)
    • 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)
  • 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?

    We miss out on a significant source of federal and state grants because we are not a "self help" community. We need to implement a similar measure G sales tax that are dedicated to infrastructure improvements to qualify for these grant moneys. Considering we have a significant tax revenue from tourist visiting the area, we could have a significant increase in tax revenue from visitors alone.

    Additionally, we should look at increasing parking fees downtown. Their is a potential to change the operations of this city service into a money generating service. Our fees are extremely low, considering the amount of infrastructure needed to store vehicles. Again, many tourist visit SLO and these are opportunities to generate funds for the infrastructure we have in place to accommodate the tourist industry. Increasing fees can have multiple benefits beyond just generating funds, it has the potential encourage people to walk, ride, or bus downtown instead of having to pay parking fees. There may be a way to give a long term parking pass to those working in the downtown corridor to make sure increased fees are not harming businesses or workers disproportionately.

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