6:00 p.m.




Council Chamber

990 Palm Street



CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Jan Marx


ROLL CALL:                        Council Members John Ashbaugh, Dan Carpenter, Carlyn Christianson, Vice Mayor Kathy Smith, and Mayor Jan Marx


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Council Member Carpenter          



PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA (not to exceed 15 minutes total)

The Council welcomes your input.  You may address the Council by completing a speaker slip and giving it to the City Clerk prior to the meeting.  At this time, you may address the Council on items that are not on the agenda.  Time limit is three minutes.  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.










RECOMMENDATION:  A)  Receive a presentation and overview about vacation/homestay rentals including: existing regulations, the pros/cons, and the impacts on staff workload/priorities if any proposed ordinance amendments should be initiated to allow vacation rentals in the City;  B)  if Council desires to amend existing regulations, review and provide direction to initiate ordinance amendments and general parameters within which to allow vacation/homestay rentals and the priority of such an endeavor; and  C)  provide direction to allow vacation/homestay rentals if Council proceeds with ordinance amendments by approving a Resolution of Intention.  If this direction is provided: 1) require SLO Hosts to submit an application to cover the costs to prepare text amendments to Title 17: Zoning;  2) direct staff to enforce only complaint-based reports with actual addresses in the interim until Council adopts ordinance amendments; and 3) re-organize existing workload to accommodate this project or supplement staff.







B1.      Citywide HISTORIC CONTEXT STATEMENT - resolution (Johnson /dunsmore – 30 minutes)


RECOMMENDATION:  1) As recommended by the Cultural Heritage Committee, adopt a Resolution entitled “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, approving the citywide Historic Context Statement”; and 2)  find that the project is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Public Resources Code 15306.




COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS (not to exceed 15 minutes)

Council Members report on conferences or other City activities.  Time limit—3 minutes.


COMMUNICATIONS (not to exceed 15 minutes)

At this time, any Council Member or the City Manager may ask a question for clarification, make an announcement, or report briefly on his or her 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)








Adjourn to a Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California.



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