Planning Commission

Teleconference - Broadcast via Webinar

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County, City Administration has made the difficult decision to return to a virtual meeting format.  There will be no physical location for the Public to view the meeting. Below are instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to leave public comment. Additionally, members of the Planning Commission are allowed to attend the meeting via teleconference and to participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present.

Using the most rapid means of communication available at this time, members of the public are encouraged to participate in Planning Commission meetings in the following ways:

Remote Viewing - Members of the public who wish to watch the meeting can view:

View the Webinar (recommended for the best viewing quality):


Telephone Attendee: +1 (669) 900-6833

Webinar ID: 862 4586 3092; Passcode: 986422

Note: The City utilizes Zoom Webinar for City Council Meetings. All attendees will enter the meeting muted. An Attendee tutorial is available on YouTube; test your audio settings.

Televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20

View a livestream of the meeting on the City’s YouTube channel:

Public Comment - The Planning Commission will still be accepting public comment. Public comment can be submitted in the following ways:

Mail or Email Public Comment

Received by 3:00 PM on the day of meeting - Can be submitted via email to  or U.S. Mail to City Clerk at 990 Palm St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. All emails will be archived/distributed to Commissioners, however, submissions after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting may not be archived/distributed until the following day. Emails will not be read aloud during the meeting.


Verbal Public Comment

In Advance of the Meeting Call (805) 781-7164; state and spell your name, the agenda item number you are calling about and leave your comment. The verbal comments must be limited to 3 minutes. All voicemails will be forwarded to the Commissioners and saved as Agenda Correspondence. Voicemails will not be played during the meeting.

During the meeting – Join the webinar (instructions above). Once public comment for the item you would like to speak on is called, please raise your virtual hand, your name will be called, and your microphone will be unmuted. If you have questions, contact the office of the City Clerk at or (805) 781-7100.

Chair Jorgensen will call the Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission to order with Commissioners present via teleconference.

At this time, people may address the Commission about items not on the agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes per person. Items raised at this time are generally referred to staff and, if action by the Commission is necessary, may be scheduled for a future meeting.

Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon at one time. A member of the public may request the Planning Commission to pull an item for discussion. The public may comment on any and all items on the Consent Agenda within the three-minute time limit.

Note: Any court challenge to the action taken on public hearing items on this agenda may be limited to considering only those issues raised at the public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Luis Obispo at, or prior to, the public hearing. If you wish to speak, please give your name and address for the record. Please limit your comments to three minutes; consultant and project presentations limited to six minutes.

  • Recommendation:

    Adopt a Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of San Luis Obispo approving site design and layout for 297 residential units within the R-2 Component of the Avila Ranch Project to be developed within Phases 1-3 of the Development Plan, including a fence height exception adjacent to an industrial area and finding the project is exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); as represented in the staff report and attachments dated March 11, 2020, for the project located at 175 Venture Drive (ARCH-0624-2020).”

  • Recommendation:

    Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A Resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of San Luis Obispo recommending the City Council introduce and adopt an Ordinance amending Title 17 (Zoning Regulations) of the Municipal Code adding Objective Design Standards Chapter 17.69 for qualifying residential projects with an exemption from Environmental Review (CEQA) as represented in the Planning Commission Agenda Report and attachments dated September 22, 2021 (Citywide; CODE-0523-2021)."

Receive a brief update from Deputy Community Development Director Tyler Corey.

The next Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for October 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via teleconference.

LISTENING ASSISTIVE DEVICES for the hearing impaired--see the Clerk

The City of San Luis Obispo wishes to make all of its public meetings accessible to the public. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting should direct such request to the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 781-7100 at least 48 hours before the meeting, if possible. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (805) 781-7410.

Planning Commission regular meetings are televised live on Charter Channel 20. Agenda related writings or documents provided to the Planning Commission are available for public inspection on the City’s website: Meeting video recordings can be found on the City’s website: