Architectural Review Commission

Teleconference - Broadcast via Webinar

Due to the 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 Architectural Review 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 Architectural Review Commission meetings in the following ways:

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

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

Telephone Attendee: +1 (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 899 3405 5654; Passcode: 413086
Note: The City utilizes Zoom Webinar for public meetings. All attendees will enter the meeting muted. An Attendee tutorial is available on YouTube; please test your audio settings.

Public Comment - The Architectural Review 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 Withers will call the Regular Meeting of the Architectural Review Commission to order.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Architectural Review Commission that does not appear on this agenda. Although the Commission will not take action on items presented during the Public Comment Period, the Chair may direct staff to place an item on a future agenda for discussion.

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 Architectural Review 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.

  • Recommendation:

    To approve Consent Item 3a.

Consideration of the Architectural Review Commission Minutes of September 20, 2021.

Note: The action of the Architectural Review Commission is a recommendation to the Community Development Director, another advisory body, or to City Council and, therefore, is not final and cannot be appealed.

Receive a brief update from Senior Planner Shawna Scott. 

The next Regular Meeting of the Architectural Review Commission meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via teleconference.


LISTENING ASSISTIVE DEVICES are available -- 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.

Agenda related writings or documents provided to the Architectural Review Commission are available for public inspection on the City’s website: Meeting video recordings can be found on the City’s website: