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Architectural Review Commission
Establishes architectural guidelines and rules on the design of new construction and major commercial remodeling projects. Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room at City Hall. Details

City Staff Liaison: Pam Ricci 805-781-7168

Bicycle Advisory Committee
The Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) provides oversight and policy direction on matters related to bicycle transportation in San Luis Obispo and its relationship to bicycling outside the city. Details

City Staff Liaison: Peggy Mandeville 805-781-7590

Board of Appeals - Construction and Handicapped 
The Board of Appeals meets as necessary in order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretations of various technical codes. In addition, the Board of Appeals may meet as the Appeals Board for Disabled Access for the purpose of considering appeals to the standards contained in the California Building Standards Code regarding accommodations for persons with physical disabilities. Details

City Staff Liaison: Joseph Lease 805-781-7180

Council Compensation Committee
The Council compensation and benefits are established every other year by Council action after the Council Compensation Committee conducts a biennial review and makes a recommendation. A five-member review committee shall be appointed no later than the last City Council meeting in January in even-numbered years and shall bring its proposed recommendations in resolution form to the City Council no later than the first City Council meeting in May. The committee membership shall have as broad a representation as possible, including by not limited to, one previously elected official, one Personnel Board member, and one citizen-at-large.

City Contact: Anthony Mejia 805-781-7102

Cultural Heritage Committee
Oversees a broad range of educational and technical assistance programs aimed at preserving historical and cultural resources. The committee maintains the master list of historic buildings, advises people interested in restoring historic structures, reviews planned demolition of historical resources, and comments on other actions that affect historic buildings, sites, and districts. The program goal is preservation of historic and architecturally significant buildings and locations. The Cultural Heritage Committee has seven members appointed by the City Council. Details

City Staff Liaison: Phil Dunsmore 805-781-7522

Housing Authority
Directly responsible for all operations of the Housing Authority. It approves applications for federal and state housing programs, approves the authority’s annual operating budgets, and assists the City in addressing housing needs of low and medium income households. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at noon at 487 Leff Street. Details

Liaison: Scott Smith 805-543-4478

Human Relations Commission
Advises the City Council on matters concerning social problems affecting the residents of the City, assist in tenant/landlord problems, and reviews and recommends grants-in-aid to assist groups which provide human services programs. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room, 990 Palm Street. Details

**There is one vacancy **

City Staff Liaison: Greg Zocher 805-781-7253

Investment Oversight Committee
The City's Investment Oversight Committee reviews investment policy and portfolio performance on a quarterly basis and reviewing and making recommendations as appropriate regarding the City's investment policies and practices at least annually. Membership include the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Director of Finance & Information Technology/City Treasurer, Finance Operations Manager, the City's independent auditor, one City Council member, and one member of the public.

City Contact: Finance Department 805-781-7124

Jack House Committee
The Jack House Committee assists the Council and Parks and Recreation Department in the administration and restoration of the historic Jack Residence at 536 Marsh Street. The Committee makes recommendations for basic rules and regulations that will allow for the greatest possible public use and enjoyment of the house and grounds, while protecting and preserving the history and integrity of this cultural and recreational facility. Details

City Staff Liaison: David Setterlund 805-781-7067

Mass Transportation Committee
Assists with an ongoing program of public transit in the City and Cal Poly. As requested, the Committee provides advisory recommendations and input to the Council regarding routes, schedules, capital projects, fares, marketing and additional services. Details

*There is one vacancy: Cal Poly Student Representative.

City Staff Liaison: Gamaliel Anguiano 805-781-7121

Parks and Recreation Commission
Advises the Council on parks development and recreation programs and given general guidance to the Parks & Recreation Department. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 990 Palm Street. Details

City Staff Liaison: Shelly Stanwyck 805-781-7300

Personnel Board
Provides a forum for airing both sides of unresolved employee grievances and disciplinary matters with its recommendations forwarded to the City Council. Meetings are held at City Hall when personnel issues arise. Details

City Staff Liaison: Monica Irons 805-781-7252

Planning Commission
Makes final decisions as well as recommendations to the City Council on most types of development applications. Also advises the Council on long-range planning. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. Details

City Staff Liaison: Doug Davidson/Kim Murry 805-781-7177

Promotional Coordinating Committee
Prepares and recommends long-range and annual city promotional and advertising programs. Advises Council on city grants to local cultural groups. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room at City Hall. Details

City Staff Liaison: Molly Cano 805-781-7165

Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission
The Citizens' Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission (REOC) will review, report, and makes recommendations directly to the City Council on regarding the  revenue and expenditures of the City's voter-approved general purpose, half-percent sales tax. Details

**There are 5 vacancies **  Download an Application

Please note:
In the event the revenue extension measure is not approved by the voters on November 4, 2014, this commission will not be formed.

City Clerk's Office:  805-781-7100

Tourism Business Improvement District Board
The purpose of this Board is to promote tourism marketing in the City of San Luis Obispo. This Board will be comprised of seven (7) members. All members must be operators of hotels within the district, or employed by the operator of such hotel. Details

City Staff Liaison: Molly Cano 805-781-7165

Tree Committee
An appointed seven (7) member citizen advisory body that serves the community and the City Council. Any decisions made by the Tree Committee can be appealed to the City Council within ten (10) days. The City Arborist can assist you with this process if necessary
. Details

City Staff Liaison: Ron Combs 805-781-7023

  
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