City Council

Teleconference - Broadcast via Webinar

Pursuant to Executive Orders N-60-20 and N-08-21 executed by the Governor of California, and subsequently Assembly Bill 361, enacted in response to the state of emergency relating to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and enabling teleconferencing accommodations by suspending or waiving specified provisions in the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code § 54950 et seq.), members of the public, City Council, City Manager, City Attorney, City Staff, and City Consultants may participate in this regular meeting by teleconference.


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

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

Join the Webinar:

Telephone Attendee: +1 (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 880 6900 3383; Passcode: 946689
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.

Watch the meeting televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20

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

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 councilmembers, 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 Council Members 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.

Closed Session Webinar Information:


Pursuant to Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code §54956.9

Name of case: Pamela Langley, Renee Askew, Aaron Stinnet, Edward Marquez, Christina Malmen, individuals; and Hope’s Village of SLO, a non-profit corporation v. City of San Luis Obispo, a municipality; and DOES 1 to 10, inclusive; United Stated District Court Central District of California Case No. 2:21-cv-07479. 

Pursuant to Government Code Section §54956.8

Property: APN 002-435-023

Agency Negotiators:
Derek Johnson, City Manager 
J. Christine Dietrick, City Attorney 
Markie Jorgensen, Assistant City Attorney 
Shelly Stanwyck, Assistant City Manager 
Greg Hermann, Deputy City Manager 
Matt Horn, Director of Public Works 
Brian Nelson, Acting City Engineer 
Shelsie Moore, Acting Supervising Civil Engineer 
Wyatt Banker-Hix, Engineer III 

Negotiating Parties:
Thomas Michael Maino and Gena Estelle Maino, Trustees of the Maino Family Revocable Trust 

Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment

Adjourn to the Regular Meeting of the City Council scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., via teleconference.

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

Council Member Andy Pease will lead the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council will receive a presentation from Senator John Laird on bills passed during the Legislative Session.

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.

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 6m.


Waive reading of all resolutions and ordinances as appropriate.


Approve the minutes of the City Council meeting held on October 5, 2021.

  • Recommendation:


    1. Adopt the Supplemental Employee Salary Schedule as necessary to comply with the California Fair Wage Act of 2016 requiring a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour effective December 25, 2021; and
    2. Adopt a Regular and Contract Employee Salary Schedule effective July 8, 2021, as required by California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to make an adjustment to the Communications Supervisor classification.
  • Recommendation:


    1. Approve a Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, approving an amendment to the Mitchell Park Per Capita Grant Project and related budgetary appropriations"; and
    2. Authorize the Finance Director to return any remaining Quimby Funds to fund balance upon project completion.
  • Recommendation:


    1. Approve the plans and specifications for the Calle Joaquin Siphon and Sewer Lift Station Replacement Project (Project), Specification No. 91118A; and
    2. Authorize staff to advertise the Project for bids; and
    3. Adopt a Resolution entitled “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, authorizing use of Sewer Fund Unreserved Working Capital for Construction of the Calle Joaquin Siphon and Lift Station Replacement Project, Specification No. 91118A and authorizing the return of previously approved general fund funding for silt removal from the project account to General Fund Capital Reserves”; and
    4. Authorize the City Manager to award the construction contract for the Project if the lowest responsible bid is within available project funding.
  • Recommendation:

    Adopt a Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, to remain a member agency of the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority Joint Powers Authority (JPA) provided certain conditions are satisfied.”

  • Recommendation:


    1. Approve the release of a series of Request for Qualifications to establish an on-call list of contractors to support public information efforts, returning to Council for review every two years; and
    2. Authorize the City Manager to enter into agreement(s) with qualified contractors.
  • Recommendation:


    1. Authorize the advertisement of a Requests for Proposals for supplemental street sweeping services; and
    2. Authorize the City Manager to award the street sweeping contract to the selected company.
  • Recommendation:


    1. Approve a Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, approving the application for a Licensed Child Care Facility Stabilization Stipend”; and
    2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary stipend documents and appropriate the stipend amount into the Parks and Recreation Department’s budget upon award.
  • Recommendation:

    Adopt a Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, designating its agents for Disaster Reimbursement” and work with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to receive financial assistance for disasters, including damage caused in the January and February 2021 storm event.

  • Recommendation:

    Authorize the City Manager to execute an Agreement with Procure America (PA) to conduct a billing rate analysis on the City’s electrical and gas accounts and explore further engagements for the City’s waste, recycling, and telecommunications accounts.

  • Recommendation:


    1. Introduce an Ordinance entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, amending Title 12, Streets Sidewalks and Public Places, Municipal Code Chapter 12.22, Open Space Regulations, to add additional language to 12.22.050(B) to allow a special program for winter evening hours of use at Cerro San Luis Natural Reserve” and,
    2. Approve a Resolution entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, adopting a Negative Declaration for Winter Evening Hours of Use at Cerro San Luis Natural Reserve.”

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 November 2, 2021, via teleconference, with an early start time of 5:00 p.m.

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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) 781-7100 at least 48 hours before the meeting, if possible. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (805) 781-7410.

City Council regular meetings are televised live on Charter Channel 20. 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) 781-7100.

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