City Council

City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo


Council Meetings are held in a hybrid format, which means participation is allowed both in-person and virtually through teleconference. Below are instructions to participate via Zoom or by telephone. For a complete list of ways to view/participate in meetings, review the Participation Guide. Contact the City Clerk's Office with questions by emailing or call (805) 781-7114.



  • Zoom: To join the Regular Meeting, click this link on any computer or mobile device. Press the “raise your hand” button when the comment period on your item of interest begins. You will be notified when you’ve been unmuted and it’s your turn to speak. Comments are limited to 3-minutes.
  • Telephone: Call 1-669-444-9171 and enter the Meeting’s ID 875 7641 4874 to join by telephone audio only. Press star nine (*9) to “raise your hand” when the comment period on your item of interest begins. You will be notified when you’ve been unmuted and it’s your turn to speak. Comments are limited to 3-minutes.

Mayor Erica A. Stewart will call the Regular Meeting of the San Luis Obispo City Council to order.

Mayor Erica A. Stewart will lead the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Stewart will present a proclamation declaring the month of February as "Black History Month".

Receive a presentation on the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) Annual Report.

Receive a brief report from City Manager Derek Johnson.

Not to exceed 15 minutes. The Council welcomes your input. State law does not allow the Council to discuss or take action on issues not on the agenda, except that members of the Council or staff may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by persons exercising their public testimony rights (Gov. Code sec. 54954.2). Staff may be asked to follow up on such items.

Not to exceed 15 minutes. 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 Council to pull an item for discussion. Pulled items shall be heard at the close of the Consent Agenda unless a majority of the Council chooses another time. The public may comment on any and all items on the Consent Agenda within the three-minute time limit.

  • Recommendation:

    To approve Consent Calendar Items 6a to 6f.

Waive reading of all resolutions and ordinances as appropriate.

Approve the minutes of the City Council meeting held on January 23, 2024.

  • Recommendation:

    Adopt Ordinance No. 1732 (2024 Series) entitled “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending Chapter 9.22 (Safety Enhancement Zones) of the Municipal Code to revise and expand the dates and times during which the Safety Enhancement Zone applies to St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween.”

  • Recommendation:

    Authorize the City Manager to execute a Grant Agreement with the Friends of La Loma Adobe in a final form satisfactory to the City Attorney and authorize the disbursement of funds in the amount of $100,000.

  • Recommendation:
    1. Receive and discuss the Mid-Year Budget report based on revised projections for all major funds at the mid-point of the 2023-24 fiscal year; and
    2. Adopt a Draft Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, approving amendments to the adopted 2023-24 Budget Appropriations” and approve the allocations as stated in the Mid-Year Budget Report.
  • Recommendation:
    1. Receive an update on Senate Bill 1439; and
    2. Provide direction to staff to create disclosure forms to be included with planning applications and modify public comment cards with disclosure statements; and
    3. Consider introduction of a draft Ordinance entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending Chapter 2.40.040 of the Municipal Code related to Campaign Contribution Limitations” reducing the per person contribution limit from $300 to $250.

Not to exceed 15 minutes. Council Members report on conferences or other City activities. At this time, any Council Member or the City Manager may ask a question for clarification, make an announcement, or report briefly on their activities. In addition, subject to Council Policies and Procedures, they may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back to the Council at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter or take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Gov. Code Sec. 54954.2)

The next Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held on February 20, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.


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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) 781-7114 at least 48 hours before the meeting, if possible. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (805) 781-7410.

City Council meetings are televised live on Charter Channel 20 and the City's YouTube Chanel: Agenda related writings or documents provided to the City Council are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California during normal business hours, and on the City’s website Persons with questions concerning any agenda item may call the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 781-7114.