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Welcome to the City of San Luis Obispo Web Site!

Founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1772, San Luis Obispo is one of California’s oldest communities. With its unique natural beauty and delightful downtown, San Luis Obispo is a great place to live, work and visit. The City has 44,000 residents, and is located eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles at the junction of Highway 101 and scenic Highway 1. For cool things to see and do, be sure to check-out Visiting SLO.

About Our Site
This site provides comprehensive information about the City, its history, services, organization, major projects, policies and plans. Our hope is that you will quickly and easily find lots of useful information about the City by using one of our navigational systems:

  • Major button topics—which always appear on the left side of the screen.
  • Quick jump—choose a destination of a major topic or a City department.
  • Search the entire site by key words with the search function above.

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